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The current locations are as follows with more planned for 2017
108 Boundary Road Hostel
Brockelbank Lodge Lodge Hostel
Butler Court Hostel
Riverside House Hostel
This project is another bolt on to the existing volunteering programme together with calling on local support from residents to donate items of support homeless people staying in the emergency hostels who in many cases have lost everything and this generosity will give them a better chance of a new start. The distribution of donations, soup kitchen and volunteering is under the stick control of the hostel management with the Barking and Dagenham Volunteer Centre advertising for and offering placements of opportunities.
Through local sponsorship we are proud to announce John Samuel Estate Agents, Avril Platters and Studio 3 Arts are providing portions of hot soup with vegetables and sandwiches in sealed containers.
The soup will hand out to the most needy, people with benefit sanctions, adverse weather provisions, rough sleepers, out of hours people affected by an emergency that means they need emergency accommodation.
These projects has been designed by Jon Gildersleeve and Paul Perry Hostel Service Manager who is responsible for all four hostels currently.
By using the hostels we won't be in competition with other groups and charities doing similar work within the borough, plus ours will always be a stand along partnership, controlled by Barking and Dagenham Volunteer Centre and Hostel Services and no 3rd party.
Barking and Dagenham Volunteer Centre are launching a soup kitchen in partnership with Homeless Hostels Services for people living in emergency accommodation currently at four locations and owned by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council but this is a stand along project between both partners starting in January 2017.
Von Edonmi speaking on behalf of the council explained they have no issues with this not being a borough led project and supports its concept and hopes to come along.
Hostel staff xmas 2016 spreading cheer to everyone in all four of emergency hostels
I dropped off about 4/5 large bags of quality used clothing to the shelter in Boundary Road on the week of the 24th April. These clothes included some brand new men’s suits.
The clothes were very gratefully received by the hostel team.
We will continue an ongoing programme of clothing donation from our site staff and I shall be contacting the hostel when we have another ample collection.
The clothing donation were kindly donated by Bouygues UK staff based at the Weavers Quarter site.
Thank you Alison Cormack for arranging this.
To help the local community in Barking and Dagenham to understand the affects of homelessness we have reached out to local schools and colleges and asked them to provide non perishable food, toiletries and good quality clothing that will be useful to homeless families.
You may have children's toys, clothes or buggies that would really help some of the young mums or low income families who have just had a new baby.
Our thanks goes out to Robert Clack School for there continuous support especially around Christmas time with these hampers and given out by the hostel staff who love to go the extra mile and dress up to spread Christmas cheer.
We would also like to thank Donna Rose and the staff at William Bellamy School who hold fund raising events and take in donations throughout the year.
Plus without the added support from the fantastic members of the community who visit the hostels with there donations daily the residents cannot thank you enough.
If you have bulky items that need collecting please contact your nearest hostel to where you live to arrange collection.
Boundary Rd Hostel, 108 Boundary Road, Barking.
Salom 020 8724 2130
Brockelbank Lodge Hostel. 369 Becontree Avenue , Dagenham.
San direct 020 8724 5774
Riverside House Hostel
30a Roxwell Avenue, Barking. Seyi 020 8724 5872
Butler Court Hostel,
50 Gosfield Road, Dagenham
Julie direct 020 8724 5590
Working Partners Joan Brandon Lynne Hopkins and Paige from Barking and Dagenham Volunteer Centre with Homeless Hostels Manager Paul Perry.
Photograph by Archant/Barking and Dagenham Post
Barking and Dagenham Homeless Hostels Staff with Manager Paul Perry and Barking and Dagenham Volunteer Centre Patron Jon Gildersleeve.
S.M.I.L.E LONDON & ESSEX
S.M.I.L.E has now grouped with Barking and Dagenham Volunteer Centre who help with the homeless hostels in Barking and Dagenham.
S.M.I.L.E is a local charitable organisation based in Romford, Essex and was set up in 2016 by Maria Rackley in response to the growing needs of the local community.
Here at S.M.I.L.E, we work in the following areas;
Supporting the homeless
Mending the broken
Investing in our community
Lending a helping hand
Current projects undertaken by S.M.I.L.E. LONDON -
Tesco Stores PLC together with Major Stephen Noble from the Salvation Army donated supplies of non perishable foods today.
Healthy Soup and Healthy Sandwiches prepared and made by Avril Platters.