Our Charity Partners
As London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, Glass Door (formerly WLCHC) provides a safe, warm place to sleep for up to 100 men and women a night in partnership with churches across Hammersmith, Fulham, Kensington, Chelsea, Barnes and Putney. Homeless guests also access advice, food, showers and laundry facilities year-round from the Chelsea drop-in day centre. Glass Door not only saves lives by providing refuge from the cold, they also help homeless men and women find more stable futures.
For more information on GlassDoor please visit www.glassdoor.org.uk.
RESTART is a small, London-based charity whose objective is to help homeless men and women to break the cycle of homelessness, move from the streets, confront the issues obstructing their futures and return to independent living, feeling empowered and resilient.
Whilst the provision of food is only one component of the support offered by RESTART, the drop-in is a key part of its operations as it enables guests, volunteers, mentors and staff to get to know one another, share information and give advice, whilst enjoying a hot meal together weekly.
When? Friday evenings: 6.30pm - 8.30pm Where? St. Columba's
Who? All are welcome (homeless, temporarily housed, permanently housed).
Mentoring and Access to Counselling:
Once getting to know guests at the drop-in, a range of other services are available to guests. The Mentoring Programme involves staff and trained volunteers being paired with a guest to assist, support and advise with practical matters including CV-writing, interview practice, budgeting and access to benefits. This personalised relationship ideally lasts months - 1 year to allow for sustainable changes to be be made.
In partnership with counsellors and psychotherapists from 96 Harley Street who provide pro-bono support, RESTART are able to help and refer guests with mental health issues for professional assessments or therapy.
Employment and Accommodation Support:
RESTART’s ‘Taskforce’ Programme is ideal for guests seeking to work. Approximately 80 hours of voluntary ‘tasks’ are undertaken by guests, in a workplace setting, to develop confidence, work-readiness, achieve a good reference and receive feedback and guidance from local employers.
Upon completion, mentors/staff will support with job applications, the transition back into work and in sourcing and securing temporary or permanent accommodation. Once guests have moved in, regular visits to guests in their home or near their workplace allows advice to be given about savings, utilities payments, cost-effective shopping and general catch up.
Information coming soon.