Homelessness charity plans community open day

London homelessness charity, Evolve Housing and Support, have invited local community members to an important open day (27 September 2021) in Bromley, aimed at revealing the work the organisation has achieved during the pandemic.

The Mayor Councillor Russell Mellor, Mayoress Mrs Geraldine Mellor, members of the London Fire Brigade, members of the Metropolitan police and the Safer Neighbourhood group have all confirmed their attendance.

The open day will be a milestone opportunity for the people of Bromley to understand how housing and homelessness works in the borough and what support is on offer to reintroduce independence to people without homes.

The event takes place on the 27 September 2021, from 12:00pm till 8:30pm. Visitors will arrive to collect gift bags from key workers at the service who will then take them on a tour of the building. Each room will host a workshop, run by a member of staff linked to the work Evolve carries out at their homelessness service. Once the tour is complete, visitors will be able to access arts and crafts workshops, a cake stall, a jewellery stall, a henna booth, a face painting area, and a mobile petting zoo.

Clare Footitt, Evolve Bromley Team Manager said, “Our incredible team of key workers have achieved so much throughout the pandemic for some of the most marginalised people of Bromley. We believed it was time to share our work with the community and show them first-hand the people we support and the work we do.

“Homelessness has been on the rise for a long time, but the need for our services is greater than ever before. Despite this need, the middle ground between street homeless support and independent living, is overlooked and understated. We want to disrupt that!

“Supported housing, counselling and recovery is a vital part of the journey to a person’s independence. Without funding or community support, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. That’s why we are launching an open day!”

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