At St Saviour's we are very conscious of the many excellent initiatives working with the poor and marginalised each year the Parochial Church Council commits to supporting the work of three charities with whom we share a vision. In recent years we have supported...
The Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. They work with homeless young people, badly housed families and others in need. They take the ethos of their founder seriously, ensuring that they offer both a non-judgemental welcome and a stable and safe environment for people in need to seek help and support. Everyone who goes to the Centre is treated as an individual and much of their work is done on a one-to-one basis. More information about the work of the centre can be found on their website: www.cardinalhumecentre.org.uk
The Passage runs London’s largest voluntary sector resource centre for homeless and vulnerable people: each day they help up to 200 men and women. Their mission is to provide resources which encourage, inspire and challenge homeless people to transform their lives, they do this by: homelessness prevention projects; resource centre services; outreach services; hostel accommodation and supported semi-independent accommodation. More information about the work of The Passage can be found on their website: www.passage.org.uk
Open Age provides a wide range of physical, creative and mentally stimulating activities to enable older people to develop new skills, fulfill their potential and make new friends. Activities cover everything from health and fitness classes such as dance, yoga, chair exercise and walking groups to creative and performing arts sessions and weekly groups with speakers. They also have daily computer classes and drop-in sessions at their Open Age computer suites. An outings group arranges regular visits to attractions in and around London. There are facilitated telephone groups for those who are housebound and unable to leave their homes. More information about the work of Open Age can be found on their website: www.openage.org.uk