020 3857 4138
There are many ways to help.
Donations are always welcome, and we work very hard to make sure these go directly to people who are homeless or loving vulnerably. You can apply to volunteer your time, or talk to us if you have a skill that might be useful like counselling, cv writing, interview preparation in case you could use that skill in the centre.
In winter, we always need sleeping bags, blankets, good quality warm and outdoor wear. We also make up kits for people who get housed but in empty flats - these kits might include cleaning products, toiletries, kitchen and cooking essentials so donations of these is useful. Towels, bedding, new socks and underwear are also essentials we always need.
We always have a wish list of food items too to help us deliver breakfast and lunch 5 times a week.
Outside our centre, a smile or kind word to someone you suspect may be sleeping rough is almost always appreciated. Compassion and kindness can go a long way.
This is a common question.
How you feel about this will be personal to you. We believe it makes a difference to stop and see someone who is having to sleep outdoors, to understand if there is anything they need like some food and a cup of tea. Homeless people can describe feeling invisible so why not ask what someone might like or say hello?
Centre Support Officer
020 3857 4137
020 3857 4136
Senior Centre Support Officer
020 3857 4132
We work closely with Together in Barnet
We work hand in hand with Together in Barnet, who operate the night shelters to provide a place for people to stay throughout the winter period. The shelter is provided in mosques, synagogues and churches in the borough, and is made possible by a team of dedicated volunteers who make dinner, stay overnight in the shelter themselves and then make breakfast.
You can contact Together in Barnet here https://www.togetherinbarnet.org/
020 3857 4146
020 3857 4135
Opportunities to volunteer at the centre
During the current COVID-19 crisis we have decided not to recruit any new volunteers. We are continuing to provide basic services to our clients at the Centre and don't want to put more people at risk. We are doing this to protect our clients, staff and existing volunteers.