As lockdown continues to ease our teams of fabulous volunteers are out and about on a Friday and Saturday night supporting anyone who may need it.
Due to Coronavirus we are having to make some changes to how we support people and do need to keep a distance so unfortunately we’re having to reduce the number of lollipops and hugs but we’re still here to help!
Our hub remains closed at present until it is safe for indoor mixing – we hope you understand that this is a necessary precaution to keep both our Angels and those we support safe and well.
You can still register your interest to be a Street Angel on the join us page – we hope you and your families remain safe throughout this period and hope to see you all very soon.
Windsor Street Angels is a voluntary organisation operating in Windsor town centre since February 2012. We patrol the streets every Friday and Saturday night helping anyone who may be vulnerable or need of our support and help and have helped over 30,000 people since our first shift. This support might be to provide water, flip flops, lollipops or blankets, soup for the homeless or just a listening ear. There are some occasions when volunteers will need to assist with basic first aid or in more extreme circumstances call an ambulance or police.
Street Angels is about members of the local community working with partners to ensure that people in the night time community have a safe and pleasant experience and those in need receive help.
We work closely with the police and ambulance services along with licensed premises. In a typical year we help over 4000 people, distribute 1000 pairs of flip flops, 600 bottles of water, make 47 referrals to other agencies and calm 73 situations.
Street Angels operates under the umbrella of Windsor Christian Action (WCA). Windsor Christian Action is a local charity operating social projects in Windsor. Visit their website for more details.
We are supported by several local organisations including the Michael Shanly Foundation, Radian Housing, The Edith Murphy Foundation, Prince Philip Trust, Windsor and Maidenhead Christian Trust, Windsor Baptist Church, RBWM and Thames Valley Police.