Enabling churches to address housing need
Hundreds of parishes across the Diocese respond to the issue of housing & homelessness, week in week out
Whether it’s day centres, static shelters, winter night shelters, hosting, befriending or mentoring projects, churches play their part in London’s homelessness and housing issue.
We’re committed to supporting parishes as they serve this need, as well as looking at structural solutions to London’s housing crisis: seeking affordable, safe homes for all Londoners.
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Church Perspectives on Homeless Support
April 26th 2023 10am-2pm
We want to provide a space for our church communities from the Dioceses of London and Southwark to come together to celebrate and reflect on provision for those who experience or are at risk of homelessness.
Building on the success of last year’s Winter Night Shelter Reflection, this half day event hopes to bring church communities together to:
- Hear about and celebrate the diverse ways in which our church communities are supporting those who experience homelessness
- Reflect on supporting and retaining volunteers
- Reflect on supporting asylum seekers and those with NRPF (No recourse to public funds)
- Provide the opportunity to network over coffee and lunch with others supporting those experiencing homelessness in our church communities
Churches have also been involved in innovative pilots around Community Land Trusts, and using their land to building genuinely affordable homes for their local community and you can find below more information about the Coming Home Report and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community.
We know also that housing is linked to so many other social issues, so we’re linking our work to areas such as mental health, those seeking asylum, and supporting people into work.
Winter Night Shelter Reflection 2022
Resources from our Winter Night Shelter Reflection Event which took place in May 2022.
Diocese of London Housing Summits 2021
Resources from the series of three Housing Summits hosted by the Diocese of London in 2021.
BEFRIENDING AT ST JAMES’S CHURCH PICCADILLY
As we explore, and celebrate the manifold ways our church communities support those who experience homeless, A Home for Good volunteer at St James’s Church Piccadilly shares her experience of befriending and its unexpected outcome.
THE GOLD STANDARD OF HOSTING SCHEMES!
As we explore, and celebrate the manifold ways our church communities support those who experience homeless, we consider the lifechanging support which Hosting With Housing Justice can offer to those who would otherwise be homeless.