Every day at Victoria station, whether its on my way to work, the gym, lunch etc I pass at least 5 homeless people. I always carry food with me; 1) Because I am always hungry… and most importantly; 2) To make sure I can give it to someone who needs it more than I.
Today I have been going around the station dropping off food packages to every homeless person possible. As my current office
and place of day to day work is located very close to an organisation named ‘The Passage’, which is on St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, London. I have decided to donate to this organisation. ‘The Passage’ runs London’s largest voluntary sector resource centre for homeless and vulnerable people: each day they help up to 200 men and women.
The 40-bed hostel, Passage House, was officially opened on 1 March 2000. In the year 1st April to 31st March 2013, 23 residents completed a planned move on. They welcome and treat clients with respect and dignity, and find out what they need and want. They offer professional and appropriate advice and help according to the client’s needs and aspirations. An action plan is agreed with clients which is time limited with the aim of supporting clients out of homelessness.
It costs over 4million a year to The Passage going, only 40% is funded from statutory sources; the rest comes from donations from individuals, church organisations, charitable trusts and companies.
I think this organisation is fantastic and I am very happy to get behind it.
Please check the website: http://passage.org.uk