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by Nicola Robson
in Learning and training
16 February 2017

Here at Providence we count ourselves very lucky to have such fantastic company partners who support us not only through donations and fundraising, but also by sharing their expertise. This week we went to visit Dee from RedLaw Recruitment, a Rise Bakery regular customer and partner company, to find out more about why they choose to support Providence Row...

by Alana
in Mental health
16 January 2017
Alana Taverner is an Occupational Therapist at Chase Farm Hospital and regularly refers patients staying at the hospital to Providence Row to take part in their trainee schemes and learning activities on a day-release basis. There they train in our professional kitchen with trained chefs, gain qualifications and can get involved with a range of learning and wellbeing activities.
When we caught up with Alana recently, she told us a bit more about why Providence Row is a great place for her patients…
by Frances
in Volunteering
10 January 2017

Few things press my anger buttons more than homelessness. In a wealthy society like ours, no one should be forced into sleeping on the street, in hostels or on a succession of sofas. Yet, it is hardly difficult to end up in such situations. Most of us have faced the loss of job or partner, poor health, addiction, financial or family difficulties in our lives – these are all factors that can contribute to losing a home either for ourselves or someone close to us. 

by Nicola Robson
in Drugs and alcohol
21 December 2016
New Year is upon us. For most it’s a time of celebration, as well as an opportunity to think about the previous year and what might be ahead in 2017. It’s also symbolically a time we are encouraged to make a change for the better in our lives, to make a fresh start or even to leave bad habits behind. 
by Nicole, Enterprise & Training Intern
in Volunteering
21 December 2016

My name is Nicole and two months ago I was placed at Providence Row for part of my study abroad program at a school called ‘Foundations for International Education’ located in South Kensington. I come from a city in the States called Green Bay that has about 8.5 million less people than London!

by Nicola Robson
in Volunteering
8 December 2016
Providence Row now has more than 30 regular volunteers who help with all areas of the organisation from service delivery to marketing.
We feel so lucky to have such fantastic volunteers we wanted to celebrate them this Christmas by shouting about the top 8 reasons we love them.
  1. Because they care so much about tackling homelessness that they give up their free time to help us. We think that’s brilliant.