At 8.15am the gates to the courtyard of the Welfare Centre open and the smell of breakfast is already in the air.
On any given day up to 100 people will turn up with a variety of needs. Many do come to start their day with breakfast. Others have appointments, need to talk through problems or just want to come for company and a cup of tea.
The Welfare Centre is open 365 days a year from 8.15am – 3.45pm weekdays and 10.00am – 3.00pm at weekends.
We open again at 7.00pm each evening to provide soup and sandwiches to those who are homeless. The Centre provides a safe environment where people can come and discuss their problems and get advice about a range of issues related to housing, health and employment. Everybody who comes to the Centre completes a self-assessment questionnaire from which we can, with them, devise a personal support plan tailored to each individual’s needs.
- Canteen serving three meals a day
- Showers and a Laundry
- Provision of clothing
- A GP’s surgery twice per week
- A mobile dentistry weekly
- Creative workshops
- English language classes
- Accommodation search
- Linkage to specialist agencies e.g. addiction counselling