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  1. 1. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Top Search: Message Boards Home - The Web - Stock Quotes - Auction & Classified - News - Calendar Welcome gowenandco Personal Homepage | Recent Posts | [Un]Subscribe | Edit User Info | Logout ● New Messages since last access r No new Messages since last access r Fundraising/Grants • Nightshelters'/ r Night Shelters | Rough Sleepers | Homelessness (4) Homelessness (58) r News • Nightshelters'/Homelessness r Publications • Nightshelters'/ (29) Homelessness (14) Master.com Terms and Conditions | Texis & Texis Webscript Copyright © 2000 Thunderstone Click on image above for a list of Night Shelters in London http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (1 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  2. 2. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts London Street Rescue helps rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation. If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough, you can call them outside of normal hours on 0870 383 3333 or tell them about someone through their online referral form. About London Street Rescue: Every night of the year, they are out and about across the capital, acting as a safety net for some of societyÕs most vulnerable men and women. Their teams of outreach workers and volunteers find and engage with rough sleepers in a bid to help them off the streets. PLEASE NOTE that this Project is an OnLine contacts and resources website and Message Board and does not itself operate night shelters or associated support services. This is not an exhaustive list and will inevitably change. The Contacts below were first produced some little time ago and therefore will change from time to time with some venues having closed, or moved; and some new ones coming online. However, even some of these will at least may well be able to re-direct you to other contacts known through historical networks. Nonetheless, we update the this web site Message Board periodically as more information or amendments become available. We, however welcome information that would help update the undermentioned to help those in need. A Feedback and other link button(s) adjacent will aid you to do this. http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (2 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  3. 3. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts PLEASE REMEMBER Avoid sending any homeless person indiscriminately to any Night Shelter before first making contact with the shelter. It is appreciated that this is often frustrating and sometimes difficult. However, sending a exhausted homeless person, (perhaps from one side of London to another in hope), only for them to arrive to be told that it is not open, or they are full, potentially has far more ramifications and psychological damage to a person already suffering. Rough Sleeping & Homelessness - CLG: On 18th November 2008, at the Crisis Conference in the City of London, Homelessness Minister, Iain Wright MP launched the new rough sleeping strategy - No One Left Out - Communities ending rough sleeping, a fifteen point action plan that sets out their vision to work with partners to end rough sleeping by 2012. Developed with leading rough sleeping charities it will use action, advice and assistance across England to prevent the flow of people onto the streets, as well as to support those already there, to get off the streets into stability. To view a clip of Iain Wright launching the strategy go to (external link).Further information can be found in News Release: New goal to end rough sleeping Ð 18th November 2008. http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (3 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  4. 4. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Shelter have a Freephone with details of accommodation available in London at any particular time Shelter: 0800 446 444 / 020 7014 1540 / 020 7014 1580 ShelterLine: - 0870 011 3335 Crisis: 0870 011 3335 Samaritans: 08457 909 090 Message Home. Homeless in London and need help and advice? Visit © Homeless UK Ôquick accommodation searchÕ directory. © Homeless UK Search help and advice? Phone numbers and links to national HelpLines and websites can be found here. http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (4 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  5. 5. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Friar BennettÕs Kitchen: Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal St Fidelis Friary - Killip Close, CANNING TOWN, E16 1LX Telephone: (020) 7474 0766 Fax: (020) 7474 5225 Hot Soup Tea Hospitality Open 11.00 am to 2.00 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday NoÕs: 5, 15, N15, 58 Canning Town Station (Jubilee Line) Canning Town Station (DLR) Night Shelters: Waltham Forest Night Shelter Team: Shelter ¥ Telephone & Mobile: 020 8821 3941 07957 493 326 Redbridge Night Shelter Team ¥ Shelter Mobile: 0374 464 854 Hackney Night Shelter Team ¥ Shelter Mobile 07962 447 373 Havering Council Homelessness OnLine Enquiry. http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (5 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  6. 6. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION IN LONDON [Please go to: for map of locations] If you are in need of a place to stay we would suggest that you try the following agencies [Please read guidance note at the beginning of this web page] Camden & Clarkenwell Churches Cold Weather shelter) Telephone 07968 362 152 Various venues Male & Female. Agency referrals: Telephone between 1.00 pm Ð 9.00 pm to check vacancies and venue details. Priority given to local agencies between 10.00 am Ð 1.00 pm. If there is an available agency, give directions to the shelter for that evening. DO NOT turn-up at the shelter without phoning first. Croydon Churches (Floating Shelter) Telephone: 020 8774 9872 (Office) or 07984 973 952 (Out-of-Hours Co-Ordinator) Croydon Resource Centre for the Unemployed 70a, Wllesly Road, Croydon. CR0 2AR. Venues: 8 Church Halls Male & Female. N.B: Mobile will be switched-off if there are no vacancies. Agency referrals: Telephone office or mobile between 10.00 am Ð 5.00 pm. To check vacancies. Finchley Area Churches (Winter Shelter) Telephone: 020 8446 8400 Various Venues Male & Female All referrals must be made by Homeless Action Barnet. http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (6 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  7. 7. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Harrow Winter Shelter Telephone 07854 151 713 or 020 8863 1074 Agency referrals only. Hackney Winter Night Shelter Telephone 07979 230 039 Various venues Male & Female. Self or agency referrals. Phone enquires 7.00 pm Ð 10.00 pm. Vacancies let nightly on a first come, first served basis. Newham Homeless Provision 308 Barking Road is a Hostel Project, (formerly known as Turnaround). It is under the remit of its parent body, The Renewal Programme and is intended only to provide accommodation for those people who are ready to be moved on in terms of resettlement and who have already undergone (or still undergoing) support for their dependency or other needs. The Hostel has accommodation for homeless/rough sleepers who are ready for resettlement : 23 flats Ð 15 single bedroom self-contained flats and 8 double bedroom flats for those who are just beginning to undergo assessment] @ 308 Barking, Road, PLAISTOW, E13 (not 308, East Ham, E6). Telephone: 020 7476 1795. Bus Routes: 115, 5, 276, 300, 330, N15. Canning Town Station| Plaistow Station It is not to be confused with the long-term aspiration for a permanent night shelter following closure of annual winter Newham Night Shelter (November-March) by the cluster of ecumenical churches that operated between 1993-2003/4 who were recipients of HM Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Award http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (7 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  8. 8. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Islington Churches (Cold Winter Shelter) Telephone 07960 491 151 Various venues Male & Female. Quaker Homeless Action Telephone: 020 7033 0093 or 07905 943 542 Self-referrals. Drop-in to the shelter Male & Female. Christchurch. 27 Blackfriars Road, London. SE1 8NY SHELTER LONDON LINE: É 0808 800 4444 (Freephone number NO charge) 24 HOURS A DAY: 7 DAYS A WEEK. If you are looking for a vacancy at King Georges, they do not have a waiting list. So you may want to contact one of their referral agencies, Salvation Army Outreach, Thamesreach, North Lambeth Day Centre, Lambeth Walk In, Borderline London Connection). If you use a day centre you can ask them to ring for you to ask for vacancies, however, while they do have some direct access vacancies, they are trying to give priority to men who are sleeping rough, so the majority of our vacancies go to our referral agencies. North Lambeth Day Centre: St. John's Crypt, 73 Waterloo Road. Open for drop-in service: Monday + Wednesday + Thursday + Friday - 9.30 am ~ 2.00 pm Tuesday 12 noon - 2.00 pm. Lambeth Walk In: 3-5 Lambeth Road. Open for drop-in service: 1 pm ~ 4.00 pm Each weekday. Closed weekends. http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (8 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  9. 9. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts London Connection: 12 Adelaide Street [For under 25's] Open for drop in service: Monday + Tuesday + Thursday + Friday - 8.00 am -3.00 pm. Wednesday 8.00 am ~1 pm. Saturday + Sunday 9.00 am ~ 2.00 pm. Borderline: 127 Wilton Road [For Scots] Call: 0800 174 047 for an appointment Salvation Army Outreach: Westminster Drop-In Centre. 97 Rochester Row, SW1P 1LJ Open for drop-in service: Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday + Thursday 9.30 am -1.00 pm. Wednesday Additional opening 7.30 pm -10.30 pm. Thames Reach Outreach: Bramah House, 65-71 Bermondsey Street. Open for drop-in service: Monday - Friday 9.00 am ~10.30 pm. HQ address is: 75 Great Peter Street, London. SW1P 2BN. Their phone number is: (020) 7222 3288 - (24 hours) St MungoÕs [Lambeth & Southwark Street Population Outreach Team] (Formerly SL CAT) Telephone: 020 7840 3450. Fax: 020 7582 8635 34-43 Bondway, Vauxhall, London. SW8 1SJ Direct Access Bondway Nightshelter Lambeth (020)7582 6202 Bridge HA - Arlington House Camden (020) 7482 3374 http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (9 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  10. 10. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Bridge HA - Birkenhead Street Camden (020) 7278 6466 Bridge HA - Dean Street Westminster (020) 7437 3703 Bridge HA - Ennersdale House Lewisham (020) 7318 5521 Bridge HA - One One Five Brent (020) 7451 0946 Central and Cecil Housing Trust - Waterloo Road ¥ Southwark (020) 7928 5752 Church Army - Cosway Street ¥ Westminster (020) 7262 3818 English Churches - King George's Hostel ¥ Westminster (020) 7222 3288 English Churches - Livingstone House ¥ Brent (020) 8963 0545 English Churches - Queen MaryÕs Hostel ¥ Westminster (020) 7976 6338 Equinox - Joe Richards House ¥ Southwark (020) 7639 8008 Home of Peace ¥ Brent (020) 7624 4107 House of St Barnabas ¥ Westminster (020) 7437 1894 Look Ahead ¥ Aldgate Hostel ¥ Tower Hamlets (020) 7481 1326 Look Ahead - Princess Beatrice House ¥ Kensington & Chelsea (020) 7370 0755 Look Ahead - Victoria Hostel ¥ Westminster (020) 7828 9137 Missionaries of Charity - Gift of Love ¥ Southwark (020) 7401 8378 Providence Row - Dellow Centre ¥ Tower Hamlets (020) 7375 3915 Riverpoint - Manor Place ¥ Southwark (020) 7703 68 Riverpoint 160 ¥ Hammersmith & Fulham (020) 8746 0091 Salvation Army -Booth House ¥ Tower Hamlets (020) 7247 3401 Salvation Army - Edward Alsop Court ¥ Westminster (020) 7233 0296 Salvation Army - Hopetown ¥ Tower Hamlets (020) 7247 1004 Salvation Army - Riverside House ¥ Tower Hamlets (020) 7987 1520 Salvation Army - Spa Home ¥ Southwark (020) 7237 1107 SPEAR ¥ Richmond Upon Thames (020) 8948 5564 St ChristopherÕs - Limegrove Project ¥ Hammersmith & Fulham - (020) 8743 0421 St Mungo's - Cedars Road ¥ Lambeth (020) 7720 7377 St MungoÕs - Cromwell Road ¥ Kensington & Chelsea (020) 7370 1351 St MungoÕs - Endell Street ¥ Camden (020) 7240 5431 St MungoÕs - Great Guildford Street ¥ Southwark (020) 7633 9655 St MungoÕs - Greek Street ¥ Westminster (020) 8692 3454 St Mungo's - Pagnell Street ¥ Lewisham (020) 7485 6639 Simon Community Nightshelter ¥ Camden (020) 7485 6639 The Passage Night Shelter ¥ Westminster (020) 7828 4183 Direct Access - Young People http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (10 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  11. 11. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Centrepoint ¥ NSPCC - Refuge ¥ All London (020) 7700 7541 Capital Housing - Bina Gardens Kensington & Chelsea (020) 773 0635 Centrepoint - Kings Cross Hostel ¥ Camden (020) 7833 9415 Centrepoint - Off the Streets Project ¥ Westminster (020) 7434 2861 Centrepoint - Vauxhall Hostel Lambeth (020) 7735 7999 Centrepoint Shelter Westminster (020) 7287 9134 DePaul Trust - Lord Clyde Nightshelter Lambeth (020) 7820 0344 Lena Fox House Southwark (020) 7229 2220 Merton Action for Single Homeless (MASH) Merton (020) 8543 3677 NACRO - Creek Road Greenwich (020) 8293 5833 New to London Project Westminster (020) 7723 7544 Shortstop Housing Project Newham (020) 8472 9613 Stopover - Famboro House Lewisham (020) 8699 1574 YMCA - Earls Court Kensington & Chelsea (020) 7373 0787 YMCA Croydon - Letts House Croydon (020) 8665 1051 Information Shop for Young People 10 Hedley Close, High Street, ROMFORD, Essex. RM1 1AH Low Support Anchor House Newham (020) 7476 6062 Austin House Hammers & Fulham (020) 7624 2916 Conway House Camden (020) 7790 1474 Ex-Service Fellowship Centres Tower Hamlets (020) 7625 1818 Innisfree - St Pancras Way Camden (020) 8805 0548 Lee Housing Association Enfield (020) 8805 0548 OakIands House Hammersmith & Fulham (020) 7967 5463 Queen Victoria SeamenÕs Rest Tower Hamlets (020) 7987 5466 St Louise House Westminster (020) 7222 2071 Surrey Housing Trust Croydon (020) 8688 0289 Western Lodge Wandsworth (020) 7288 1452 Women's Housing Trust Al London (020) 8340 2345 http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (11 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  12. 12. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts YMCA ¥ Hornsey Haringey (020) 8390 0148 YMCA ¥ Kingston Kingston upon Thames (020) 8390 0148 YMCA - Forest Waltham Forest ( 020) 8520 0931 YMCA - Watford and District Hertfordshire 01923 353 609 YMCA ¥ Croydon - Alexandra Club Croydon (020) 8688 0289 YWCA - Dagenham (The Vineries) Barking & Dagenham (020) 8595 8672 YWCA - Helen Graham House Camden (020) 7837 3420 YWCA ¥ Islington Islington (020) 7837 3420 YWCA ¥ Park House Kensington & Chelsea (020) 7373 2851 YWCA ¥ Putney Wandsworth (020) 8789 3248 YWCA ¥ Watford Hertfordshire 01923 247 714 Foyers Centrepoint - Camberwell Foyer Lambeth (020) 7501 9661 Centrepoint - Drury Lane Westminster (020) 7379 4244 Centrepoint - Salters City Foyer City of London (020) 7726 0991 Focus E15 Newham (020) 8227 1000 LookAhead - Gateway Southwark (020) 7928 1822 YMCA ¥ Ealing Ealing (020) 8579 6946 YMCA ¥ Romford Havering 01708 766 211 YMCA ¥ Wimbledon Merton (020) 8542 9055 Housing Schemes Foyer Federation: Housing Justice: Homelessness Advice @ Crisis: http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (12 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  13. 13. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts HomelessDirect: Homeless Pages: Hostels Online: Housing Net: National Homeless Alliance: National Housing Federation Website: Join the Homelessness Act (Shelter) discussion forum at: Look Ahead Housing and Care: Roof : Shelter's Housing Magazine: Shelter ¥ Free Housing Advice Line: - 0808 800 4444 Support | Care Provision http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (13 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  14. 14. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts 308 Barking Road (formerly Turnaround) The Renewal Programme Telephone: (020) 8221 3880 Fax: (020) 8536 1322 Out of Hours Contact No: 020 8522 0442 [Please contact direct for details of Winter Night Shelter provision in Newham] Services: Hot Showers Clothes Store Laundry Hot Drink Advice on Health, Housing, & Benefits Referrals Nursing, Footcare, & Optician Referrals Mental Health Support Referrals Drugs Counselling Referrals Arts Workshops Referrals NoÕs: 25 & 86 Stratford Station (Jubilee & Central Underground Lines) Stratford Station (DLR) Underground Map National Express East Anglia Forest Gate Station London Overground Woodgrange Park Station Maps by courtesy of OnLine [Night Shelters] Project @ Messrs G Owen & Co Transport Direct To or from: From Get directions by public transport and car with Transport Directby courtesy of OnLine [Night Shelters] Project @ Messrs G Owen & Co. Enter your postcode On 01 May 2007 Depart Arrive 00 00 Go http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (14 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  15. 15. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts The Renewal Programme 308 Barking Road Project - [formerly Turnaround] London Borough of Newham ¥ Interim & temporary accommodation: Aston-Mansfield on the subject of The Turnaround Project of the NCRP (now known as the 308 Barking Road Project) Download [In Word .doc Format]: London BoroughÕs of Newham ¥ Tower Hamlets ¥ Barking & Dagenham ¥ Hackney ¥ Waltham Forest ¥ Havering & City of London Ð Homelessness Strategy: LBN Supporting People 5-Year Strategy Plan Download [In Acrobat .pdf Format]: Tower Hamlets Homelessness Strategy 2003-2008 Download [In Word .doc Format]: City of London Homelessness Strategy 2003-2006 Download [In Acrobat .pdf Format]: Barking & Dagenham Homelessness Strategy Download [In Acrobat . pdf Format]: Hackney Homelessness Strategy Download [In Acrobat .pdf Format]: http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (15 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  16. 16. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Waltham Forest Supporting People Strategy, 2005-2010 Download [In Acrobat . pdf Format]: Havering Supporting People 5-Year Strategy 2005-2010 Download [In Acrobat .pdf Format]: Winter Season Night Shelter LB Waltham Forest [NOTE: This shelter may also be able to direct people to other East London sources through historical networks] CHURCHES NIGHT SHELTER ~ W.F.C.N.S. - LIMITED [Winter Season Night Shelter] SUNDAY United Free Church, Fairlop Road / Wallwood Road, Leytonstone - By Allum Medical Centre. MONDAY Elim Church - Hainault Road / Fairlop Road, Leytonstone - By the Traffic Lights. TUESDAY Wood Street United Reform Church - Marlowe Road, Walthamstow. WEDNESDAY Central Baptist Church - Orford Road, Walthamstow. THURSDAY Grange Park U.R.C. - using:- Truro Road Community Centre. Truro Road, Walthamstow - off the High Street at Thomas Cook into Erskin Road then into Elden Road / Truro Road, on the corner. FRIDAY The Salvation Army Centre. Forest Road, Walthamstow. SATURDAY Methodist Church. Leytonstone High Road, Leytonstone. To the Rough Sleeper we provide Shelter, a Bed, Breakfast and an Evening Meal, from 8.00 p. m. to 8.00 am Last Admission 10.00 pm. Note Advocacy and other support services available from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm. Service Users should not arrive before 7.45 pm as they will not be admitted till 8.00 pm) Note only those with no accommodation will be admitted to the shelter. Please do not bring weapons. alcohol or drugs to the shelter as we will not be storing these http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (16 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  17. 17. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts items over night. Thank you! NIGHT EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: 0795 749 3326 e.g. E1 3LH Use the above to locate Nightshelters listed by postcode, where address(es) known Useful Contacts/Links ABC Tales. Addaction - UKÕs Drug & Alcohol Agency*: Avert Ð International Aids HelpLines: Annual ÔHomeless SundayÕ: **Alcoholics Anonymous: http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (17 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  18. 18. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Alcohol Counselling & Prevention Services* Alone In London Service: American Church The Soup Kitchen: Action on Hepatitis C*: Alcohol Concern*: Alexander Clinic*: ASLAN All Souls Local Action Network Operates outreach work with people who are homeless in Central London through their weekly tea runs, social evenings at All Souls Clubhouse and a mentoring scheme. They also staff The Passage day centre on Saturdays. Association of Nurses in Substance Abuse - ANSA*: http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (18 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  19. 19. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Big News: British Quality Foundation: Broadway Provides a range of services from street to home for vulnerable individuals when they need it. They work with and encourage other agencies that support homeless people to push forward the barriers of good practice. Benzodiazepine Addiction*: Broadway: Cannabis Help*: Centrepoint: CHAS Central London Their mission is to prevent homelessness and to alleviate poor housing and the misery of debt. They do this by both direct action and education. Chelmsford CHESS Night Shelter: Child Poverty Action Group: http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (19 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  20. 20. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts **City Road Crisis Intervention: Community Foundation Network: Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal: CRASH The construction and property industry charity for the homeless: Crisis: DASL Drug & Alcohol Service for London*: DrugScope*: Detox 5*: Drink and Drugs.net*: http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (20 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  21. 21. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Drug Consultancy Services (DCS)*: Emmaus UK: Family Matters (London) Limited: Field Lane Foundation A Christian charity that is committed to providing innovative accommodation and day-centre support services for families who are homeless, for older people and people with disabilities. Grand Central Neighborhood: Health Education Council: London Bereavement Network: London Mobile Christmas Service: MIND National Drugs Help Line*: Former Newham Night Shelter Ð [1993-2004]: http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (21 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  22. 22. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Reed Co UK Jobs for People affected by Homelessness Release*: Resource Information Centre: Rough Sleepers Team Department for Communities & Local Government Homelessness Directorate Samaritans: Your Move Next: StreetSmart: The Big Issue: The Connection at St Martins: http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (22 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  23. 23. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts The National Campaign for Homeless People Limited: The Simon Community: The St Mungo Community Trust: The Manna Society Central Office 6 Melior Street, London. SE1 3QP Telefax: 020 7357 9363 Campaign Desk 6 Melior Street, London. SE1 3QP Tel: 020 7403 0441 Manna Day Centre, 6 Melior Street, London. SE1 3QP Tel: 020 7403 1931 Fax: 0870 7051643 Migrant Domestic Workers Project 6 Melior Street, LONDON BRIDGE, London. SE1 3QP Tel: 020 7386 5162 http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (23 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  24. 24. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Opening Hours: Monday - Friday - 9.30 am - 1.30 pm Saturday - 9.30 am - 1.30 pm Sunday - 9.30 am - 2.00 pm Care and Health CRASH: DrinkAware Empty Homes Agency: FEANTSA Website: Greater London Authority [GLA] - Homelessness: Homeless International: International Homeless & Homelessness Forums: In-Volve Network Drugs Advice Project* http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (24 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  25. 25. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Jesuit Refugee Service An international Catholic non-governmental organisation, at work in over 50 countries, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. JustGiving.org Homeless: Jamie' s Big Voice A voice battling for homeless people KCA Links to Drug Agencies & Associated Matters* London Advice Services Alliance: London Street Rescue Website: NCVO Website: Newham YAP [Young Awareness Programme]: Newham Drug Referral Agencies: Nightstop UK: http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (25 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  26. 26. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Open.gov.uk: Providence Row Since 1860 Providence Row's mission has been to help those in poverty and distress. Situated near the City of London we strive to improve the lives of some of the most impoverished people in our society. Despite its proximity to the City, Tower Hamlets is one of the poorest areas in the UK. Rightsnet: Shelternet ShelterLine is the free advice line / internet site for people at risk of homelessness. Social Exclusion Unit*: St Mungo's Website: Sociology at University of Surrey: The Connection at St Martin's Helping homeless people 7 days a week in our day centres, on the street, in hostels and in the community. The Cambridge Two: The Cardinal Hume Centre provides a complete service offering accommodation, counselling, education, careers advice and resettlement into new homes and aims to give vulnerable people the chance to break the cycle of homelessness and transform their lives. The Charities Information Bureau: http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (26 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  27. 27. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts The Core Trust: The New Economics Foundation: Training for Life: UK Parliament Website: UNLEASH Church Action on Homelessness in London: Unleash We Prevent*: Welfare Benefits Information: CHAIN - "Central Homeless Access Information Network" The Whitechapel Mission has been caring for the homeless and poor of London regardless of race or religion, in their struggle against hunger, poverty, disease, prejudice and exclusion since 1876. Services include a daycentre and education centre for homeless people, with many opportunities for volunteers. http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (27 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  28. 28. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Homeless Persons Unit (HPU): Homeless Persons Units deal with priority homeless people. People whom the law considers priority homeless include pregnant women, people with dependant children, people aged over 60 years, or those in some way physically or mentally vulnerable. As much information as possible needs to be provided. Prior contact with the local HPU can be made to ascertain what documents need to be taken before attending. Documents needed will include proof of identity, (e.g. Passport, Birth Certificate), current Tenancy Agreement and Notice to Quit, (if person is in accommodation). Any day, or advice centre will help. Bed & Breakfast or a hostel place may be offered until a more permanent solution can be found. If not considered priority homeless the HPU should provide a list of hostels and private accommodation in the area. * Crime Charities: These are crime-prevention charities involved in crime reduction in communities. They range from Alcohol & Drug support and referral bodies, plus groups that deal with people at risk of, or who are social excluded, to other well known organisations such as Victim Support, and Crime Stoppers. They face a funding and image conundrum, historically relying heavily on statutory funding, and with crime reduction at the top of the Governments agenda, these organisations need to be recognised as charities making available anti-crime provisions in communities and making an invaluable contribution to society as a whole, and reduction the high cost on the criminal justice system in purely dealing with people involved in ant-social behaviour by draconian methods and imprisonment which time has shown does not cure the problem in some ways is a short-term measure, temporarily taking the problem(s) out of society but long term has the potential to perpetuate the underlining issues. http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (28 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  29. 29. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts NOTE: When contacting any of the above sources, please tell them where you obtain their details at our web site.Thank you! Get the unique OnLine [Night Shelters] Project @ Messrs G Owen & Co Toolbar What does the OnLine [Night Shelters] Project @ Messrs G Owen & Co let us do? Instant access to our site from any site on the web Search from anywhere on the Web Get instant access to useful links Accelerate your organisations search using the Effective Results @ OnLine [Night Shelters] Project @ Messrs G Owen & Co. http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (29 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  30. 30. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts It is free, with no spyware or viruses, does not open pop-ups or hijack your searches, and no personal information is required. Online Contact e-Mail ¥ Skype ¥ Fax @ OnLine [Night Shelter] Project @ Messrs G Owen & Co http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (30 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  31. 31. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Gordon Owen was involved with a number of soup run projects around London during the 70's, 80's, 90's & Millennium + with Crisis Christmas/Advice Service/Extension Shelter; and previously was pro-actively involved with the Parish of East Ham Night Shelter at St Bart's Church & Centre, & Newham Night Shelters, London for over 10 years and Senior Co-Ordinator for a significant amount of this time. The Night Shelter was part of a cluster of ecumenical venues which collectively formed the Newham Night Shelter, operating during the winter season annually (November to March). A review is currently striving towards looking at a future Night Shelter provision in the Borough. http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (31 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  32. 32. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Year-on-Year Strategy Plan The Parable of the Good Samaritan On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. Teacher, he asked, what must I do to inherit eternal life? What is written in the Law? he replied. How do you read it? He answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbour as yourself. You have answered correctly, Jesus replied. Do this and you will live. But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, And who is my neighbour? In reply Jesus said: A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (32 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  33. 33. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. Look after him, he said, and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have. Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers? The expert in the law replied, The one who had mercy on him. Jesus told him, Go and do likewise. Discussion Forum @ Messrs G Owen Co: Click on our Image above for Live connection to us @ SiteChatter http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (33 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  34. 34. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts Live chat byNight Shelter Support@ Messrs G Owen & Co Please click here to participate in an important Online Survey concerning a Night Shelter Members of the Shelter : Homelessness Forum: Postcode Anywhere via OnLine [Night Shelters] Project @ Messrs G Owen & Co: Donations Produce Goods Night Shelters: Enquiries are annually received about produce and goods that come to hand each winter for homeless, especially through such sources as ÒHarvest FestivalÓ via Churches. Such goods are always valued and welcomed by groups who provide for homeless/rough sleepers. We have received enquiries about this yet again. We can positively direct sources to locations where goods/food can be directed for the homeless during the winter season. To give an indication of the type of things generally needed a list is given below for guidance:- Food: Non-perishable foods & Items, e.g. tins of vegetables, carrots, soups, fruit, potatoes; custard; rice pudding; sugar; tea; coffee; powder milk. http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (34 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  35. 35. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts A word about certain tin foods: Such is the generosity of people night shelters find themselves with far too many tins of certain items surplus at the end of each season, i.e. Baked Beans, and tin Tomatoes. Equally, the same applies to the sheer volume of clothing, (with storage limitation), except for the type of items indicated below. Whilst reluctant to say please exclude these items for want of suddenly Ônone arrivingÕ, please help by reducing contributions of large quantities of these items. Fresh foods & Items, e.g. Ready pealed/baked/coquettes potatoes; chicken, (or other easy to cook meats); peas, mixed vegetables; cereals; apple & other deserts; sources; custard powder; sugar; washing-up liquid; food surface cleaning liquid; J-cloths; ÔlongÕ matches; long lighting tapers; large tin foil; freezer bags. Goods: Trousers/jeans, dresses/tops for women; warm ladies & gents coats/jackets; ladies & gents pants; socks; soap; tooth brushes; tooth paste; disposable razors; shaving cream; tea- towels; washing towels; face flannels; toiletries generally; disposable cups, plates & cutlery; ladies & gents coats; first-aid items. Blankets & toilet rolls are also needed. THANK YOU! Saint Giles Patron Saint of the Homeless (Also known as Aegidus; Egidio Memorial) Profile: Born a wealthy noble. When his parents died, he used his fortune to help the poor. Miracle worker. To avoid followers and adulation, he left Greece c.683 for France where he lived as a hermit in a cave in the diocese of Nimes, a cave whose mouth was guarded by a thick thorn bush, and a lifestyle so impoverished that, legend says, God sent a hind to him to nourish him with her milk. One day after he had lived there for several years in meditation, a royal hunting party chased the hind into Giles' cave. One hunter shot an arrow into the thorn bush, hoping to hit the deer, but hit Giles in the leg instead, crippling him. The king sent doctors to care for saint's wound, and though Giles begged to be left alone, the king came often to see him. From this his fame as sage and miracle worker spread, and would-be followers gathered near the cave. The French king, because of his admiration, built the monastery of Saint Gilles du Gard for these followers, and Giles became its first abbot, establishing his own http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (35 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
  36. 36. GOCo OnLine Night Shelters contacts discipline there. A small town grew up around the monastery. Upon Giles' death, his grave became a shrine and place of pilgrimage; the monastery later became a Benedictine house. The combination of the town, monastery, shrine and pilgrims led to many handicapped beggars hoping for alms; this and Giles' insistence that he wished to live outside the walls of the city, and his own damaged leg, led to his patronage of beggars, and to cripples since begging was the only source of income for many. Hospitals and safe houses for the poor, crippled, and leprous were constructed in England and Scotland, and were built so cripples could reach them easily. On their passage to Tyburn for execution, convicts were allowed to stop at Saint Giles Hospital where they were presented with a bowl of ale called Saint Giles' Bowl, thereof to drink at their pleasure, as their last refreshing in this life. Once in Scotland during the seventeenth century his relics were stolen from a church and a great riot occurred. In Spain, shepherds consider Giles the protector of rams. It was formerly the custom to wash the rams and colour their wool a bright shade on Giles feast day, tie lighted candles to their horns, and bring the animals down the mountain paths to the chapels and churches to have them blessed. Among the Basques, the shepherds come down from the Pyrenees on 1st September, attired in full costume, sheepskin coats, staves, and crooks, to attend Mass with their best rams, an event that marks the beginning of autumn festivals, marked by processions and dancing in the fields. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Born at Athens, Greece Died c.710-724 in France NOTE: Disclaimer of Liability Although care has been taken in preparing the information contained in this document, Mr Gordon Owen OnLine [Night Shelters] Project @ Messrs G Owen & Co does not and cannot guarantee the accuracy thereof. Anyone using the information does so at their own risk and shall be deemed to indemnify Mr Gordon Owen OnLine [Night Shelters] Project @ Messrs G Owen & Co from any and all injury or damage arising from such use. Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference to any Night Shelters, Centres, Venues, Services, hypertext link to the third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement or non-endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by the Mr Gordon Owen OnLine [Night Shelters] Project @ Messrs G Owen & Co , nor is an endorsement of us implied by such links. They above is purely for convenience only, to help the homeless through agencies who view this web page. We make no representation or warranty of any kind concerning the accuracy or suitability of any of the information contained on this web site page for any purpose or that the information is complete or current. This web site and its contents is provided on an 'as is' basis, and we http://www.gowenandco.org.uk/ (36 of 41) [15/03/2010 11:16:46]
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