The Booth Centre remains operational and is continuing to provide individual support to hundreds of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness every week. Here's an update on how our service is running.
Each weekday morning, from our garden, we provide an emergency advice and support drop in for people who are still on the streets. Between 9 am and 12 noon we offer take away food and welfare packs, help to get into single room accommodation and advice.
The rest of our work is now delivered remotely. We have a free texting service where people can receive updates and reply, we are also phoning over 100 people each week offering support for people to maintain tenancies and a wellbeing check in. We have given out hundreds of phones to help everyone stay connected.
Over 200 activity packs have now been distributed these include; exercises, creative activities and practical support to help people plan for the future, including how to get help to get into work. Each weekday at 11am we have our virtual activity session on Facebook, a chance to see and hear from some friendly faces and bring everyone together.
We are grateful for your ongoing support as we adapt and respond to coronavirus.