Camberley has been fortunate to receive a visit from mysterious street artist Hendog on 1 December.
The resulting artwork is an image of a young girl posting a picture of her missing bear.
The piece, which can be found on Princess Way in Camberley town centre, is part of a series of chapters by the artist highlighting the issue of homelessness. The other chapters have been placed in Winchester and Guildford. You can view these and other examples of Hendog’s art on their Instagram page @Hendog_art.
Cllr Sarah Jane Croke, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Safeguarding & Support, SHBC said:
“This is a poignant and beautiful piece of art, and our thanks to Hendog for choosing Camberley to place this work. Homelessness is an important issue to raise awareness of, especially at this time of the year when the weather is getting colder.
“Please contact the Housing Solutions Team if you are aware of anyone sleeping rough in the Surrey Heath area - email firstname.lastname@example.org
“You can also report people believed to be rough sleeping at the Street Link (link is external) website which then sends details to the Local Authority or outreach service where the person has been seen.”
Homeless Support in Surrey Heath
If you are experiencing issues due to homelessness, please visit our Homelessness webpage (link is external). You can also call our contact centre on 01276 707100 to get advice or to make an appointment to speak to one of our advisors at Surrey Heath House.
SHBC also works in partnership with The Hope Hub (link is external), a charity working to prevent and end homelessness in Surrey Heath. The Hope Hub opened an Emergency Accommodation Service in Camberley in January 2022, offering short-term accommodation for people who have a connection to Surrey Heath, needing emergency housing.
Additional Cost of Living Support can be found on our website surreyheath.gov.uk/hereforyou (link is external).