Opening doors for the homeless in Chelmsford

A new hub in Chelmsford for CHESS

We are pleased to announce the purchase of a new facility on Chelmsford’s New London Road to provide more beds for the growing numbers of single homeless adults in Essex.

The building will also become a Hub for its support services, training and administrative operations and employment social enterprise, Wingspan.  By bringing these activities under one roof CHESS will provide an end to end service of support and training to assist clients from the streets to independent living.

Part of the new facility will also include an award winning show garden which was featured at the 2016 BBC Gardeners World Show, which was designed by Jean Wardrop and Alex Stevenson. The garden was built and kindly donated through Genesis Landscape Ltd to provide residents a therapeutic safe green place to relax and enjoy.

Rob Saggs, CHESS executive director says

“ We are very excited to be in a position to extend our services to vulnerable homeless single adults here in Essex, with the provision of the new site. We have waited many years to be able to expand on the services we provide, however, we do need to refurbish the property and are asking for the local community and businesses to help us achieve this.

If you would like to make a donation towards our new project or sponsor a room then please contact Lindsay Hurrell, Fundraiser on or telephone 01245 281104.

New Chess building in London Road Chelmsford