Maggs was founded in 1984 after a homeless man died after years of sleeping rough on the streets. His death prompted members of several local churches to come together and form an action group. Their work led to a day centre being created in the former St Albans church, dedicated to helping the homeless people of Worcester. It opened in 1985, on the winter solstice.
As a result of Covid, Maggs has adapted and redeveloped the working model for the day cetnre, whose main focus is breakfasts and individual support to address issues.
Maggs Day Centre provides the basics, a lifeline to help people survive the worst of what life throws at them. We are open five days a week, providing a safe, dry environment where homeless and particularly vulnerable people can get individually tailored support. We also offer rough sleepers breakfast, showers and laundry.
We are committed to helping and mentoring all those who are ready to make changes, to start getting their lives back on track. We create individually tailored support plans to help them achieve their goals.