Community

The Silver Line

In August 2011, Dame Esther Rantzen DBE (who founded the children’s helpline ChildLine in 1986), wrote an article about the loneliness she has experienced since being bereaved, and living alone. She was overwhelmed by the huge response from older people who shared her experience. In November 2011 she was invited to make a key-note speech… [Continue Reading]

Word 4 Weapons

Word 4 Weapons is a multi-award winning, faith based organisation founded in 2007 by Michael Smith to counteract the wave of knife and gun crime which is devastating our communities. There are now in excess of 25 across Greater London. Weapons are openly used on our streets leaving individuals in fear, injured or killed. We are… [Continue Reading]

Streets of Growth

Founded in 2001, Streets of Growth is a social enterprise charity specialising in engaging youth and young adults away from educational and career drop-out, postcode territorialism, group/gang violence, criminality, drugs, and associated behaviours leading to harm, poverty, neighbourhood dysfunction and dependency. We are based in one of the UK’s most socially deprived wards in the… [Continue Reading]

Health For Life

HEALTH FOR LIFE A Unified Community Taking Responsibility Of Our Health Saturday 29th March2014 2-8pm Venue: 1-5 Hinton Road, Brixton, London SE24 OHJ Speakers: Brother Stephen Ssali-mind & body Brother Dave McQueen – Fitness & Exercise Brother Gilroy-Cancer Workshops: Rosemarie cousins – Causes and solutions of cancer ISIS Centre-Mental Health Brother Abdullah – Food &… [Continue Reading]

People power forces council rethink on secure tenancies‏

Dear Defend Council Housing supporter ,   Lambeth Council has decided at last to listen to it’s tenants and our representatives and reject the government’s use of flexible tenancies.   Details of the council decision are yet to emerge – the Cabinet papers are due to be published this week – but we understand that… [Continue Reading]

Barnabus Homeless Charity

Barnabus is a Manchester Christian Homeless Charity bringing hope and support to the Homeless for 20 years through our city centre drop-in, outreach and collaborative projects. We started with one man meeting with the homeless giving out food and being moved to help those on the streets. We now have a small team of 9… [Continue Reading]

Big sisterhood with a mission to turn girls away from gang culture

A group of girls who “saw things they should never have seen” while growing up on “gang turf” now offer support to girls living on estates with no one to turn to for advice. Two years ago, Jummy Ogunyemi and Shakira Gardener, both 20, formed the Big Sistahs with 19-year-old Hayley Robinson-Allen and Nicole Reid,… [Continue Reading]