Celebration event for Camberley Street Angels
On the 10th of September 2023 we held the final celebration event for Camberley Street Angels as they mark the end of the project after 13 years of service .
What is a Street Angel?
Street Angels are volunteers who believe that people deserve care and love in their time of need. Those needs could be as a result of homelessness, intoxication, drug abuse, assault or any other issue which has caused personal distress or the potential for physical harm.
They help people whoever they are and whatever their situation, for example by listening, caring, offering practical help or by referring people to other (specialist) agencies who can help them.
Street Angels operate under the management of Churches Together in Camberley with volunteers, who are over 18, DBS checked, interviewed and trained.
How We Work
The Camberley Street Angels programme operates with support from Surrey Police and the Safer Surrey Heath Partnership. Initially Camberley Street Angels is operating on Friday & Saturday nights from 10:30pm until around 3am when all the bars and clubs have closed.
What Difference Does it Make?
Street Angels (and similar programmes such as Street Pastors) have been springing up across the UK over the last several years. They make a really positive impact on crime and antisocial behaviour in town centres (particularly in the vicinity of bars and clubs) by providing a calming presence on the streets late at night.
Our Street Angels Coordinator, Richard Salt (0808 108 1128 or firstname.lastname@example.org ), is responsible for the recruitment (and checking), training, deployment and support for volunteer Street Angels. Richard works in collaboration with the Police and emergency services, Borough Council, Town Centre Management, Door Staff, Pub Watch and other agencies in Camberley.
Churches Together in Camberley is committed to supporting its volunteers to enable them to undertake their roles safely and professionally and to meet their needs for pastoral care. This includes providing high quality training, a volunteer pack with advice and guidance on a wide range of issues and ensuring volunteers have access to pastoral support should they need it.