Author: Kenwyn Pierce

London Winter Night shelters expand reach

The Housing Justice Church and Community Night Shelter network in London has begun this winter season better prepared and resourced to help people transition from rough sleeping to stable accommodation than ever before. In the first year of the GLA-funded Equipping Shelters Programme, Housing Justice has established the Catalyst Team, which dedicated to strengthening the […]

Faith in Affordable Housing helps build six new affordable homes in Cardiff

Six new affordable homes will soon be available in Cardiff as a result of a partnership between a church and local housing association facilitated by Housing Justice. Pentyrch Street Baptist Church in Cardiff had surplus land next to the church, and tthe Housing Justice Cymru Faith in Affordable Housing (FiAH) project facilitated a partnered with […]

In-form database offer for night shelters

We are offering 20 licenses for the In-Form database from Homeless Link. Inform is a cloud-based database specially designed for homeless organisations to record and manage guests info and shelter management, including waiting lists, venues, attendance, bed spaces, guest personal data, volunteer details and relationship recording. It’s simple to use, and packed with features to […]

Service commemorates the 129 people who have died homeless in London this year

Every November, a non-denominational Commemoration Service is held at St Martin-in-the-Fields to remember those who have died homeless over the previous year. The names of those who have died are read out to a congregation of those who are homeless or insecurely housed, together with those who work or volunteer with London’s homeless population.  This […]

Sleeping pods improve privacy in night shelters

The Pods are a prefabricated modular plywood structure that can be assembled within a shelter space to provide occupants with greater privacy and a dedicated space for their possessions. They provide as much of a ‘normal’ living experience as is possible in a night shelter setting, alongside the hospitality and support that guests will receive. […]

Innovation hub: how to help good ideas spread faster

This winter we are piloting an Innovation Hub to work alongside the Winter Night Shelter Network. The Innovation Hub has the following objectives: To uncover the innovation that exists within the Winter Night Shelter Network, and connect projects to ideas and to each other. To promote the content of the Hub, including the flagship project […]

Our Presidents

Bishop Dr Joe Aldred Bishop Joe joined the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Ms Rachel Lampard in a three-way joint Presidency of the charity in January 2017. Each of the Presidents has extensive knowledge and wisdom in both the church, housing and homelessness sector. Dr Aldred takes up this honorary position in addition […]

Staff

James Luckhoo Equipping Shelters London, Catalyst Worker James joined Housing Justice in September 2018. He was already a member of the Quality Mark Partner team and a regular at shelter forums. Previously, he had worked for two years for Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter, as Coordinator and then Project Keyworker, supporting guest move on and […]

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