CATH remains the key Chester city centre charity for homeless people offering support, encouragement and a safety net to those in crisis.

Chester Aid to the Homeless (CATH) was founded by a team of volunteers in 1972 to provide help and support to Chester’s homeless community. It has developed over five decades to become a leading homeless charity in the city of Chester providing a wide range of services.

Walk in

We hold an Open session 5 times a week: 09.00am–10.00am Mon-Fri, at the Harold Tomlins Centre where we provide support for all those in crisis. This includes shower and laundry facilities, free clothing store, medical services, benefit and accommodation information, advice and guidance.

We aim to transform the life chances and opportunities of our homeless clients in the most individual and effective ways possible.

Action now!

CATH offers an impartial mediation service to anyone accessing its services. Utilising our experience to provide advice, information and onward referrals on the following issues:

  • Benefit advice
  • Veteran support
  • Homeless Prevention
  • Accommodation Referral
  • Daily living skills
  • Mental Health support
  • Addiction help
  • Support for victims of Domestic Violence
  • Counselling

Food assistance

We can help those in crisis with food provided to us through voluntary donations from the wider Chester Community where possible and signpost you to other agencies that may be able to assist.

Citizen CATH Volunteer Programme

Our bank of volunteers make a real difference to individuals lives through various supporting roles and activities run through the organisation and within the wider community.  If you would like to volunteer, even a few hours with ourselves, please download and fill out our application form found here

Find us

01244 506 877

Harold Tomlins Centre
24 Grosvenor Street