The aim of the St Vincent de Paul Society is to tackle poverty in all its forms by providing practical assistance to people in need. Our work is based on person-to-person contact and spending time with people is our greatest gift. Motivated by their faith, our 10,000 volunteer members in England and Wales are committed to meaningful and long-term befriending in their local communities. They visit people in their homes, hospital, prison and care homes on a regular basis and offer sincere friendship and practical support such as food, furniture or financial help where needed and they organise trips and events for older and isolated people. We offer help to anyone without regard to faith, ethnicity, status or sexual orientation.