Giving a homeless person a chance
In the summer of 2017, some roofing contractors in north London spotted a homeless man sleeping on a bench close to their latest job. The man asked if they might need some help with their roofing job one morning..
The Church of the Table
Every day, anybody who wishes to join for lunch can knock at our door. It is a “family table”, everyone is asked to help in some task, like in every family.
Empty Homes - Community Solutions: International Perspectives - Birmingham
@Room 429 - Muirhead Tower, Social Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT
Birmingham Univ Seminar. Experts from Spain, Japan and England will provide fresh perspectives on the scope and benefits of community engagement with empty homes to promote regeneration, renewal, skills and training outcomes, new housing supply and sustainable community organisations. Eva Morales will discuss her PhD findings on urban vacancy as an opportunity in Spain, Yoshinobu Kikuchi will discuss the experience of engaging with long term population decline and property abandonment in Japan while Caroline Gore-Booth will reflect on the success of Giroscope from Hull in the World Habitat Awards 2016. Followed by panel discussion.
Winter Night Shelters, Refugees and Migrants - London
@London Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street London SW1P 4AU
A gathering for all churches across London who are involved in hosting and volunteering at a Winter Night Shelters or Homeless Drop-in’s. As we head towards spring, but what better time is there to prepare ourselves?
On the evening we’ll have key input from Bethan Lant, Project Lead at Praxis and Angela Afzal of Capital Mass as we explore how the church can support Homeless Migrants, those with No Recourse to Public Funds, European Nationals, Asylum Seekers as well as individuals trapped in Modern Slavery.
As the UK has implemented a hostile environment policy and as we journey towards and possibly through Brexit. The landscape for many is ever more complex meaning that churches on the front line, need to be as informed as they can be in order to know how to support and respond.