Windsor Street Angels is a partnership initiative between Thames Valley Police and Windsor Christian Action, set up to provide assistance during Windsor’s Night Time Economy. Every weekend teams of trained volunteers take to the streets from 10pm until 4am to offer support to anyone in need.
Windsor Street Angels is a wonderful example of a local initiative that makes a real difference. It’s a project that builds community resilience, that safeguards the vulnerable and provides a trusted presence in the town throughout the watches of the night.
The volunteers will charge mobile phones for people so that they can arrange transport home. They will provide assistance to the homeless and street community, with hot drinks and blankets and will give much needed help to anyone they encounter who is feeling unwell or has suffered an injury while out.
The angels will give out flip flops so that people can change their footwear into a more comfortable option for the journey home as well as reuniting friends that may have come adrift from each other while in Windsor.
And in addition to the Street Angels patrols, the project also runs a Safety Hub from the Windsor Baptist Church on Victoria Street. Open every Saturday night from 10pm until 3am, the angels provide respite and refuge for anyone who may need it inside the comfort of their hub. Anyone wanting support can enter the Safety Hub and will be greeted with the warmest of welcomes from the Street Angels volunteers as well as PCSO’s and PC’s.
Since starting in 2012, the invaluable work of Windsor Street Angels has been recognised by many, with the project receiving awards from RBWM and the High Sheriff of Berkshire as well as a Commanders Commendation from Thames Valley Police and a nomination for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
Windsor Street Angels is a hugely rewarding and fun role that really does make a positive impact and as 2023 approaches, they are looking for more volunteers to join the team.
If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved you can check out the Street Angels website
You can also contact the Windsor Street Angels Coordinator, PCSO David Bullock on David.email@example.com.