999 Club chosen to showcase Big Lottery success

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Head of Fundraising Andrew Mitchell and CEO Tim Fallon had a successful day at Portcullis House recently, celebrating the work we are able do with Big Lottery funding. Big Lottery organised a briefing for MP’s researchers, and asked the 999 Club to attend to provide an example of the outcomes that smaller, grassroots charities can achieve. Our Big Lottery project, …

999 Club Night Shelter – Open longer thanks to new funding

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South London homelessness support charity the 999 Club aims to open its Night Shelter for two ten week seasons in 2017, extending the period rough sleepers can stay off the streets and receive further support beyond winter. The development of this vital service will be made possible by funding from M&G Investments, long term partners of the 999 Club, who …

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Help us buy sleeping bags for the Night Shelter

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We’re participating in Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign. Every £10 donation to buy sleeping bags for the Night Shelter will earn us an additional £10 from the online fundraising site. The campaign launches at 10am on the 18th October and will end on the 17th November, or when all the funds have run out – whichever comes first! So if …

Awarded AQS status for the quality of advice we offer

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On 1st September the 999 club was awarded Advice Quality Standard (AQS) status for the high standard of advice offered to people who use our services. The Advice Quality Standard (AQS) is the standard for providers of general advice services in the areas of social welfare and public law and is managed by an independent group of experts with particular expertise …

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A smart new look for the 999 Club

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We’ve been ducking under scaffolding to get into the building for the last few weeks as work was done to the ground and upper floors. The 999 Club is Grade II listed, as are all buildings that have survived from the late 17th Century, and so repairs have to be done very carefully to preserve the character of the building …

Farewell and welcome

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Emma Boronat (Project Worker) and Peter Wellfar (Premises Manager) have both departed for pastures new.  We thank them both for their enthusiasm, commitment, humour and hard work and wish them all the best in their future careers. We are delighted to welcome Sophie Rae (above) to our staff team, who is our new Gateway Centre Project Worker.  Sophie joins us …

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Now Big Lottery Fund supported

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Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund for supporting our important work in making change count for homeless people. Through their Reaching Communities Programme they are supporting our Move on Up project for the next 3 years. We’re helping people:  

Winter Night Shelter

A successful Winter Night Shelter – but still more to do!

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On Sunday 13th March, the 999 Club’s Winter Night Shelter closed it’s doors for this season. We were open for 97 nights providing a warm, safe bed and a hot meal for 66 people. Most importantly we started to engage with people sleeping rough, not only to find them accommodation, but also to help them start overcoming the issues that …

Being an MP is a possibility for me!

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In 2015, in the run up to the general election, the 999 Club participated in a campaign, Your Vote Matters. The event was co-ordinated by Homeless Link, to inform homeless people that they still had the right to vote, and to increase participation in democracy. In front of a large audience of service users the candidates were each given a …

Official figures show people sleeping rough in London is up nearly 30% since Autumn 2014. But real figures could be much higher.

Rough sleeping in London increased by nearly 30% in a year, real figures could be much higher

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The government has just released the latest figures for the number of rough sleepers in England and Wales in their Rough Sleeping Report Autumn 2015. This shows that 3,569 people were sleeping rough last autumn, of which 940 were in London. This is a 27% increase in London since autumn 2014. But charities that work in the homelessness sector, including members …

Lead London Home

Lead London Home

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Lead London Home is a new campaign backed by over 20 homelessness charities in the capital including the 999 Club. The Mayor of London has major powers on homelessness and substantial budget. Yet last year 7,500 people slept rough on the city’s streets and tens of thousands more are homeless. London’s a great city. It should lead the world at …

999 Club receive bite out of Pret’s Christmas sandwich

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The hotly-anticipated Pret Christmas menu is now available across the UK, and the 999 Club is one of 5 charities chosen to feature on Pret’s sandwich and salad boxes, as well as on Pret’s website and social media channels. The 999 Club receives annual funding from Pret’s charity arm, the Pret Foundation Trust (PFT). The PFT supports hundreds of homeless …

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Pro Bono Housing Advice Clinic Launched at 999 Club

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A new free legal advice clinic has been launched at the 999 Club. Launched during National Pro Bono Week on 3rd November, the appointment based clinic service will be operating on the first Tuesday of every month, providing a vital service which will further support the valuable work being delivered by the 999 Club. Following training on housing, homelessness and …

999 Club re-opening

A New 999 Club

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After 22 years unchanged the 999 Club has gone through something of a revolution with the aim of offering a wider range of support that will make a difference to people seeking to make a change in their lives. We have a new Homeless Support team and a new focus. We also have great plans for the future. It will …

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Ready to work

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The day had arrived for my eagerly anticipated “Pret Experience Day” at the Victoria Pret a Manger. It began at 6am – but I didn’t want to be late. I arrived 25 minutes early and wandered around the nearby affluent residential area, seeing homeless people waking up and preparing for their day. It felt apt to start my day at …

Joe at Ride London

Hundreds and thousands

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Congratulations to Henry, Joe and Kieran who all completed the London Surrey 100 mile cycle challenge and as a result raised thousands of pounds to help support homeless people through the work of the 999 Club. The icing on the cake was the match funding Henry levered from his employers, making his sponsors donations go that much further. If you …