The Passage in partnership with community and faith-based groups, working with homelessness and destitution in Haringey, are organising a networking event on Thursday 25th September 7-9pm to at St John Vianney’s Church, 386 West Green Rd, West Green, N15 3QH.
The event will bring together voluntary and professional groups working with people living on the margins in Haringey. This is an open invite to all groups and individuals who provide hospitality services to homeless,or vulnerable people in Haringey, or those with an interest becoming involved in this sector. We hope this will be a great opportunity to share resources, experience and knowledge.
There will be three short presentations from local oganisations. Martin Stone from Muswell Hill Soup Kitchen will give a presentation on Homelessness in Haringey. Martin runs the soup kitchen at Muswell Baptist Church open five nights of the week providing a hot meal and support for people all over North London.
Lia Leonis from All People All Places will open the discussion with a short talk on the work of the Haringey Winter Night Shelter. The Winter Night Shelter provided accommodation and advocacy for homeless people through the cold weather months. This project in run in partnership with seven local churches that open the who open their doors one night a week. This project is part of wider network of night shelters that accommodate thousands of homeless people in London every winter.
Karolina Maroszek from the Haringey Migrant Support Centre will give an overview of working with people with no recourse to public funds. The centre has been running in the Parish Hall of St John Vianney’s Church, for just over two years, and offers free housing and immigration advice to migrants. The centre also offers as a social centre to isolated migrants and serves a hot lunch every Monday during their drop-in session
This event is hosted by Home for Good Project at The Passage Homeless Resource Centre, in Victoria, Central London. The Passage runs London’s largest voluntary sector day centre for homeless and vulnerable people: each day we help up to 200 men and women. The Home for Good Project provides extra support for clients who have been resettled across London, including a weekend social club. The project helps people to access community activities, employment and training opportunities and, by providing social support to develop their confidence and independence, decreases the risk of future homelessness.
London Street Rescue and a number of faith groups including local soup kitchens, night shelters, and hostels will also attend.
This event is open to all. Light refreshments will be provided from 6.30pm.
Con, I would have liked to have come to this but unfortunately I have something to go to tomorrow night. Hope it goes well and please think about doing it again (and giving a wee bit more notice next time).