St Andrew’s Homeless Project
Every Saturday for the past seven years St Andrew’s has been privileged to provide a three course home cooked meal for a range of guests – some are homeless and living on the street, some are at the margins and some, like so may of us, just need a sense of belonging and community. Many guests who regularly pass through the doors of St Andrew’s find spending time there helps to raise their self-confidence and their ability to move onto a more stable way of life.
We are able to provide a shower and toiletries, spare clothes and fortnightly Hillsong church provide a medical team. Most Saturdays in the summer we have around 50 guests and in the winter up to 90.
Our team of volunteers are a very special group of local people who set aside a Saturday morning each week . If you would like to contribute either time or a donation, that would be much appreciated and we have been grateful to our local Waitrose in particular for their support.
You can help by making a donation, volunteering your time or giving non-perishable food, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel and soap. If you are interested in finding out more please contact The Revd Lesley Bilinda on firstname.lastname@example.org
As a church, St Andrew’s supports Glass Door (formerly the West London Churches Homeless Concern) which provide for two churches to be open each night in West London for homeless people through the winter
If you are homeless and looking for help in West London or know someone who is, we recommend using this flyer to visit or pass on information about drop-in centres in the area. Drop-In flyer-NEW
Glass Door caseworkers are on hand five days a week Monday through Friday to help those looking to end their homelessness.
At the drop-ins, guests can also eat lunch, take showers and have laundry washed. Space is limited, so early arrival is recommended.
Glass Door also operates shelters in winter. However, as they are almost always full, we do not recommend going to the shelter in the evening as it is unlikely any places are available.
The best way to get on the waiting list and find out about what support may be available is to stop by a drop-in during weekday hours of operation or by visiting the web-page:
If you are worried about someone you see sleeping in the same place regularly, we recommend reporting them to Street Link, a service that enables the public to alert local authorities in England about rough sleepers in their area. They’ll send a member of the local outreach team to visit them and try to connect them with local services. You can send an alert about a rough sleeper online at www.streetlink.org.uk or by phone 0300 500 0914.
Further information about services for homeless people in West London is available on our website. A broader database of services for the whole country can be found at www.thepavement.org.uk/services.php