Cool to be Kind

Tackling Homelessness Together

Chelmsford based Community Project Supporting Rough Sleepers (including The Rucksack Project)

Our aims:

  • To provide help and support to rough sleepers in the South East.
  • To lobby for change: We want to see an end to homelessness on our city’s streets and we believe this can be achieved by adopting the model of ‘Housing First’. We are involved in advising our local council on homelessness and rough sleeping policy to effect real change.
  • To work towards achieving charity status. Charity status will bring access to more funding and enable us to expand our services for those who need it most.
  • To work with other organisations to strengthen impact, improve relations, and achieve a common goal.
  • Housing First in the UK & Ireland – Chartered Institute of Housing.pdf
  • Housing First in England The Principles.pdf

Latest news:

Cool to be Kind: Addressing Homelessness in Essex

Promotional Image for Rucksack Project 2023

Rucksack Project returns for 2023 !


Volunteers Week

Chelmsford community radio logo

Cool to be Kind Remembers Brian McGovern on Chelmsford Community Radio

Members of the Cool to Be Kind team pose with the Essex High Sherif as he hands out the reward.

C2bK wins Essex High Sheriffs award for promoting ‘Street Support’

Helen sits at the microphone at Phoenix FM talking about Cool to be Kind

Helen on Phoenix FM !

Warm Spaces Chelmsford

Irons Supporting Foodbanks

Food for Rough Sleepers in Chelmsford