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Inspiring afternoon with Pret Apprentices

Denise Henson, Deputy Manager of Employment & Training This afternoon, Alessio and I visited two of our clients who are currently on the Pret apprenticeship scheme.  We had the opportunity to talk with each apprentice about their experience of working … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer

Kaz Mayes, Deputy Day Centre Manager Everyone was welcomed with a ‘Merry Christmas! Have some chocolate!’ as everyone knows the Christmas tradition of chocolate before breakfast!  Clients went downstairs, and those that needed to either had a shower or had … Continue reading

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Christmas Appeal Reaches New Record!

Thanks to donors the Radio 4 St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal total is £1,844,728 and has beaten last year’s record! “Thanks to our amazing donors, we’ve had yet another record breaking year”, said St Martin-in-the-Fields Charities Manager Craig Norman. “Their support … Continue reading

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Winter Warmer

Billy O’Brien – Outreach Worker I recently wrote a blog about Anti-Social behaviour (ASB) and homelessness in Westminster and who it affects, and how it impacts on the community. It was written to highlight an issue that unfortunately we have … Continue reading

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Tis the Season

Billy O’Brien – Outreach Worker As we approach Christmas, Billy casts his mind back and recounts his Outreach shift last year in central London on Christmas day. You can support this year’s Radio 4 Christmas Appeal here Picture the scene….. 6am…Strand … Continue reading

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Phillip’s Revealing Photos

The Connection runs a photography workshop which provides disposable cameras and encourages people to express themselves, and share their experiences through photography. Phillip has been involved in the project and started taking photos of homelessness. He has experienced homelessness himself, … Continue reading

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I Felt Privileged to Have Known Martin

Wyn Newman – User Involvement Manager Last Thursday I attended the commemoration service at St Martin’s for people who had died during the year who were or had been homeless. One of the 150 names read out was that of … Continue reading

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Just a Minute! Nicholas Parsons is speaking at ArtWorks!

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London, its Attractions and Anti-Social Behaviour.

Billy O’Brien – Outreach Worker Big Ben, Tussauds, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace. The attractions roll off the tongue, the sights we see every day on our way to work, the huge queues forming to get in, the half price offers … Continue reading

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“It was like Scoring a Goal”

Kamal has just finished a month’s work trial in John Lewis’ menswear department. He talks about the experience. “I didn’t feel any stress and everybody was laid back and profesional and doing what they could to keep the wheels of … Continue reading

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