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by Joanna, PR Volunteer
in Learning and training
17 August 2017

For the second year in a row, Rise Bakery - Providence Row’s award-winning social enterprise - has picked up a coveted Great Taste Award. Rise Bakery, the charity’s online brownie gift-box social enterprise which trains homeless and ex-homeless men and women to bake, learned on 1 August that their newest product had been awarded a one star award by the Guild of Fine Foods. 



by Raph, Wellbeing Coordinator
in Homelessness in London
13 June 2017

It's Men's Health Week this week, so we spoke to Raph our wellbeing coordinator, about why we run a Men's Group and how it helps men affected by homelessness.

What are the health and wellbeing issues faced by the people we're working with?

by Holly, Peer Mentor Coordinator
in Volunteering
5 June 2017

I’m Holly and I recently joined Providence Row as Peer Mentor Coordinator. I oversee the peer mentor service for Reset – a free service offered to residents in Tower Hamlets to help people reduce their alcohol and/or drug dependency - across both Providence Row and East London NHS Foundation Trust. 

by Raph, Wellbeing Coordinator
in Homelessness in London
3 May 2017

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and we caught up with Raphael, our Wellbeing Coordinator, to find out more about mental health, homelessness and what we’re doing at Providence Row to help people with their recovery.

by Danny, intern
in Homelessness in London
2 May 2017
My name is Danny and I interned with Providence Row’s Enterprise and Training team for 7 weeks this past spring. I come from a small city in the States called Waukesha, which is located about two hours north of Chicago in the state of Wisconsin. 
by JC, Personal Advisor
in Homelessness in London
30 March 2017

My name is JC and I have been working in the homeless sector for 15 years. 

I started as a receptionist with ThamesReach back in 2000. Part of my induction was to shadow outreach service shifts and spend a day at their older person hostel. I was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it and I told this to my then CEO Jeremy Swain. He encouraged me to volunteer, telling me that once I had gained enough experience I would be able to apply for full-time paid position. I took Jeremy’s advice and signed up to volunteer with London Street Rescue and Robertson Street Older Person Hostel.