Lack of funding forces Hornchurch charity to close

PUBLISHED: 15:01 30 June 2015 | UPDATED: 15:01 30 June 2015

Daybreak. Pictures: Google Maps

Daybreak. Pictures: Google Maps


Funding cuts have forced a counselling charity to close its doors after 30 years of helping people improve their wellbeing.

Daybreak in North Street, Hornchurch is shutting down for good today, leaving clients “devastated”.

The charity offered counselling and life coaching sessions for £35 each, as well as specialist help for carers.

It has been based in Havering since 2001 when funding was withdrawn by Barking and Dagenham Council.

Staff were told the heartbreaking news a month ago.

A worker who did not want to be named said it was “incredibly sad” and that its clients were “devastated” but said they couldn’t elaborate on the reasons for the closure, other than it being a funding issue.

The charity took on student counsellors and trained them, with some given permanent jobs there as a result.

Were you helped by Daybreak? Share your thoughts on its closure by contacting Sam on 020 8477 3810 or email

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