The Passage

Helping Homeless People over 55 winter 2016/17

Provide help to homeless people over 55 this winter. Meet needs of a warm welcome, showers & toilet facilities, laundry & clothing store, cooked meals, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Through health, education and employment advice, housing and assistance with sorting out finances and welfare right

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1079764)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£115,413

Donations

253

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

Situation

Many people become homeless in Westminster each year. Not only local people but others from further a field in poverty travelling to London to find work. The Passage helps 3,000 homeless individuals each year. Each person requires a different package of help to move forward and away from sleeping on the street. Some realise their mistake coming to London and need help to return home. Others need help to find work and accommodation. Those in greatest need require support with health issues.

Solution

The Passage runs an outreach service every day of the year contacting those in need living on the street. Those needing to return to other areas are assisted and found help in their home area. For those with us for longer, our resource centre meets basic needs of a warm welcome, showers & toilet facilities, laundry and clothing store, cooked meals, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Through health, education and employment, housing and advice services people move permanently from the street.