HULLHARP has been providing services to Hull’s rough sleepers since,1982.  It is coming up for our 35th anniversary – coinciding with the City of Culture.  There is a lot to celebrate including the massive improvements across our City for the homeless. 

There is no need for anyone to go hungry or roofless in Hull any longer.  There are Street Kitchens everywhere you look.  The Council has exceeded any expectations in providing 320 hostel spaces, with 199 of those being emergency beds, these figures do not include move on properties, of which there are a further 300 across the City.

Originally, HULLHARP was established by Senior Probation Officer Howard Tomlinson, who was later awarded an MBE for his work with the homeless. The Probation team and a group of volunteers worked with the Sisters from the Endsleigh Convent, taking out the soup they made to the homeless.  Although the services provided to rough sleepers are widespread, we seem to be coming full circle and we are back at a point where groups are taking out food to ‘homeless people’.

We welcome donations at our project and can accept them at Dock House or by arrangement we can pick them up;  if you want to help a homeless person access services, get a wash, do their laundry, have a meal, discuss their issues then please consider donating to us.  You can contact us on 07717725208 or e mail

Thank you