According to Crisis, more than 200,000 families and individuals in England experienced some type of homelessness. Many people are living with a lot of financial pressure especially with the ongoing COVID pandemic. Others have found themselves sleeping on the streets, in sheds, garages, stuck in subpar accommodation or sofa-surfing at friends’ houses.
With this in mind, we are always looking for ways to help and improve people’s lives, we have decided to open our ‘Universal Access Point’ for those who need practical help.
This project came about as we identified that these issues are occurring among some of our members and the wider community, consequently immediate and urgent attention is needed. There is a need for emergency food and shelter or even financial advice. We are pleased to be launching this new project which will be able to improve the lives of people in our community.
Our UAP Manager, Samantha Dixon said: “We have been establishing links with organisations and local councils inside and outside of the capital to provide people with the help they need. Our role will be to refer and signpost people as well as offering one-to-one sessions with information, advice, and guidance; we will listen to people’s needs and then point them in the right direction to make sure they get the help they are looking for.
The UAP is a place where people who need immediate practical and spiritual help can come and visit. We can point them to the place where they’ll find the assistance they need.”
If you, or anyone you know can benefit from this, please drop by our Universal Access Point, your access point for emergency aid and support. It is located in the Training Centre building: 232B Seven Sisters Road. You can call to book an appointment or use the walk-in service – depending on availability.
UAP is your access point, helping to connect you with organisation offering emergency aid and support.
Opening hours to the public will be from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. For more info, please call 020 7686 6013.
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