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Homelessness Reduction Act

The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) The HRA is the most radical change to homelessness legislation in England for over forty years. What will the Homelessness Reduction Act try to do? Improve advice and information available about homelessness and the prevention of homelessness Extend the assessment period where someone is ‘threatened with homelessness’ from 28 days…

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Hundreds of litres of soup for those who are sleeping rough

Hundreds of litres of soup was delivered to those who were sleeping rough thanks to the work of schools and businesses in Luton. Ferrars Junior School, Beech Hill, Pirton Hill and Downside Primary School, NOAH Enterprise, Roland Allen Ltd and Sparshotts Fruiterers worked together on the idea to help the homeless. Brian Herbert, Business Manager…

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Unique community shop for Lewsey Farm

A unique community shop serving a dual purpose has opened in Lewsey Farm. It aims to provide low cost furniture, fashions and bric-a-brac to the local community, with all profits going towards helping the homeless. It’s the fourth in NOAH Enterprise’s growing retail operation and will be open Monday to Saturday, from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Chief…

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Generous donation from the Screwfix Foundation

NOAH Enterprise, based in Luton, is celebrating after being awarded £5,000 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need. Jim O’Connor, the Chief Executive of NOAH Enterprise, said: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating…

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Migration Support Grant Award

NOAH Enterprise is delighted to announce that in partnership with Luton Borough Council (LBC) we have won a grant from Government to help rough sleepers The grant has been awarded through LBC from the department for communities and local government (DCLG) in the sum of £310,940 for a migrant rough sleeping initiative. The scheme will…

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Street drinker programme will help Luton

NOAH Enterprise will continue its street drinking outreach programme in Luton after the project was commissioned by Luton Borough Council The programme involves two outreach workers whose role is to help disadvantaged and vulnerable people off the streets and tackle anti-social behaviour, street drinking and begging. In September last year, Luton BID awarded NOAH Enterprise…

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New Opportunities and Horizons Across Bedfordshire

NOAH provides services beyond Luton. We have been active in Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough since 2013 working on the streets to engage with rough sleepers and latterly to also provide training in such as English as a second language, digital learning and preparation for employment. It is another instance of how we seek to…

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First Capital Connect and Sainsbury’s

First Capital Connect and Sainsbury’s combine to provide more than 500 Meals for Homeless People Those at NOAH were excited when they found out that the executive management staff of First Capital Connect were donating to them Sainsbury vouchers worth £210 — and even more excited when Sainsbury’s Bury Park store agreed to match it….

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Willmott Dixon Partnership

                          A team of workers from Willmott Dixon Partnerships have come to the rescue of NOAH Enterprise and helped them open a new shop in Luton. Volunteers from the repairs and maintenance specialist responded to an appeal when the charity for the homeless…

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