For people who are homeless, either sleeping rough on the streets or at risk of homelessness, life can be fraught with difficulty and danger. Here at Providence Row we help support people going through this traumatic time with our range of services, offering advice and support around housing, money and health as well as a range of learning, wellbeing and training activities.
In this, our first Health & Wellbeing podcast, we're talking to Liz, our Senior Worker (health and wellbeing) and Holly, our Peer Mentor Coordinator, about our recent work with Positive East and how we're marking World AIDS Day 2017 at our centre.
Hello, my name is Annette and I started working at Providence Row in May this year as Enterprise and Training Coordinator. My last job was at a local authority supporting families that were furthest away from the labour market into employment. I felt that I could put my experience and qualifications in Information and Guidance to good use within the homeless sector and so applied for this job - only just making the deadline! And I’m really glad I did.
East End homelessness charity Providence Row and company partner Berkeley Homes (North East London) Ltd were celebrating last week after receiving a Corporate Engagement Award for Best charity, NGO or NFP programme.
Tom is a former director of international development agency CAFOD. He joined CAFOD in 2003, and as Head of Regional Teams developed a new supporter strategy which doubled the number of active volunteers to 5,800, which contributed to income growth from £29m to £35.7m between 2008 and 2015.
Many of you may have seen the current trend sweeping social media – the #MannequinChallenge has seen everyone from the Obama’s to the England football squad getting involved. As its popularity grew we were approached by TOAD, a creative agency with awards for charity films under their belts, who felt the current craze was “vain” and wanted to give it some meaning.
On December 1 Providence Row launches its own mannequin challenge. We are urging people to not stand still but instead make a difference by donating to Providence Row this Christmas. £5 could help us provide a warm welcome for a rough sleeper, including a cup of tea, breakfast and hot shower.
You can view the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNFJOBTKJ_w
The Social Justice SME Award was set up in 2013 to highlight the work of small and medium sized companies who have made a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people. The award acknowledges and celebrates the role that businesses often play in turning around the lives of individuals and supporting communities.
Providence Row is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07452798 and registered charity number 1140192. Its registered office is at The Dellow Centre, 82 Wentworth Street, London, E1 7SA.