21% of homeless people interviewed reported problems with depression, worthlessness, helplessness, humiliation and addiction
The William Wilberforce Trust provide a community where all of those caught in homelessness can find a firm foundation from which to re build their relationships, practical circumstances and emotional well being. Recognizing that homelessness is more than just rooflessness we provide a holistic range of support services within a supportive community setting.
Drop In Shelter
We run a Day Drop- in centre on Wednesdays and Fridays providing over 200 guests with shelter, food & friendship alongside creative services such as art therapy, art workshops, music, drama and English classes. The Drop In provides a safe, non-judgmental place where all are welcome and offers basic services such as tea & coffee, food, advice, friendship and practical support in a non-threatening Christian environment. We also offer a small library, a signposting service, an art area and music area for guests to develop creative as well as practical skills. We link guests to courses such as the Recovery Course. Through our links with local statutory services, and our partnerships with Green Pastures, the Astell Foundation and our employability scheme we seek, where appropriate, to link people into suitable accommodation and employment.
On Saturday nights the Astell Foundation run a drop in from 5:30pm (5pm if you want to volunteer) serving hot food, often with warm clothes and live music too.
West London Churches Homeless Concern Night Shelter Circuit
We are part of the West London Churches Homeless Concern night shelter circuit, London’s largest winter night shelter. Seventy men and women access the shelters every night during the coldest months of the year, and many more share a warm meal. In 2012 120 volunteers provided 840 bed spaces and 1440 hot meals across 2 sites.