What We Are
- Before the project closed, we took the numbers/contact details of our guests.We bought and handed out mobile phones to allow us to stay in touch with as many people as possible. This has enabled us to reach people by group text messaging and phone calls to maintain contact and assist them practically where needed
- For rough sleepers we have worked with partner organisations and the Greater London Authority to get them into hotels,we are delighted and many are now in accommodation and able to stay safe. There is still an issue around adequate meals, internet access and phone credit for people to stay in touch with their loved ones
- We’re grateful to The Daisy Trust and United in Hammersmith who have given us grants to provide vouchers, phone credit, cards and postage to support people through this difficult time
- For our guests in accommodation our main concern was around their mental health due to being isolated. Whilst we are unable to run our face to face weekly wellbeing activities at the project we are finding new and innovative ways to do this online and over the phone. We've been in contact on the days when an activity was planned to remain in touch and continue a sense of structure and routine
- We distributed our art materials and are encouraging people to stay creative, we will post pictures on our social media as we receive them
- We continue to work with new guests who have contacted us and are supporting them practically in whatever way we can. We are signposting to partner agencies and together we’re able to meet most people's needs
Robert had been a regular guest at the project throughout the winter period. He was staying in a night shelter but came to us for our practical services and support during the day
We are pleased he is now accommodated in a hotel however meals had not been provided, so we bought vouchers and then worked with him to ensure that meals were provided. Through this work we have discovered he is very isolated, has only thirty minutes internet connection a day and feels forgotten
We will therefore continue to maintain regular contact via phone and by posting cards to him so that he knows he is cared for
“You are like a family to me” - Robert
We will continue to be there for Robert throughout this uncertain and difficult period
Ahmed came to the project each week to take part in our Art group. He is sofa surfing and lives with mental health issues that impact his day to day living. However, by using art he can express himself, he isn’t isolated and he has made friends
Ahmed continues to paint and is sending us photos of his beautiful work and we speak to him regularly. Ahmed’s work is stunning and so we are using this time to showcase his talents. He has generously given us permission to upload his designs onto products which can be purchased online. Proceeds from this will support Ahmed and Barons Court Project.
“I am so grateful for Barons Court Project helping me to achieve my ambitions, I am delighted to be able to give something back” - Ahmed
We are grateful to Hammersmith and Fulham Council for their funding. Their grants make up 27% of the projects annual costs.
You can help us with our fundraising target by donating securely online at JustGiving.com. No gift is too small and all donations will be used to enable us to provide our services and activities for those who need us. Thank you!
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