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 four decades to become a leading homeless charity in the city of Chester providing a wide range of services.

Walk in

Between 9.00–10.30am, the Harold Tomlins Centre provides support for those in crisis. This includes shower and laundry facilities, free clothing store, medical services, benefit and accommodation information, advice and guidance.

The Harold Tomlins Learning and Resource Centre bring together the best education interventions under one roof with one aim – to transform the life chances and opportunities of our homeless clients in the most effective ways possible.

Action now!

CATH offers an impartial mediation service to anyone accessing its services providing advice, information and dispute resolution including some of the following issues:

  • Benefit sanctions/issues
  • Veteran support
  • Homeless Prevention
  • Accommodation Referral

Food bank

We can help those in crisis with food donations. CATH is a signatory partner of the Chester Food Bank sited in the Wesley Methodist Centre on St John’s Street.

Citizen CATH Volunteer Programme

Structured volunteering activities for individuals to become involved in transforming environments and benefit the local area and other partner organisations.

Find us

01244 340 830

Harold Tomlins Centre
24 Grosvenor Street