Throughout our journey we worked with and have been supported by great teams of volunteers, staff, organisations and professionals providing support to rough sleepers and street homeless people.
Volunteers provided meals and sleeping bags. We acquired temporary premises and appointed our first manager. We supported 250 homeless people and moved 32 people into permanent accommodation.
We had additional support from local organisations and were able to set up a day centre for street homeless people and rough sleepers in temporary premises. An average of 300 people a year came through our doors.
We acquired permanent premises at Meadow House, Forest Road E17. Meadow House had dormitory-style accommodation for 35 people on the first floor and a day centre on the ground floor. We provided hot meals and showers for 250-300 street homeless people a year.
In partnership with Christian Action Housing Association and the London Borough of Waltham Forest we secured capital funding under the Places for Change Programme to redevelop the Meadow House site.