On Wednesday the 9th of November, our Homeless Health Link Service organised a Health and Wellbeing Day alongside the NHS and other healthcare professionals to provide access to healthcare to people experiencing homelessness and seeking asylum.
Trustees’ Week is a time for us to thank the wonderful work our Trustees do at SPEAR. Following this year’s theme “making a difference in changing times”, our Trustee Charlotta talks about her role and what we can do for our communities.
This year, both World Homeless Day and World Mental Health Day (Monday 10th October) are taking place in the context of a cost of living crisis.
In preparation for the impact of the cost of living crisis, our teams, and more particularly our Tenancy and Resettlement team, are working hard to ensure our clients receive the support they need.
The Met Office has announced a 90% probability of Heat-Health Alert criteria being met on Tuesday 9th until perhaps Sunday 14th of August in London.
Ahead of the Month of Community this June, SPEAR’s Interim Director of Operations, Mark Taylor, talks about the sense of community present at SPEAR.
As part of National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) we hosted a coffee morning at our flag ship hostel, Penny Wade House, in Richmond to show our appreciation and thank our volunteers for all their support.
Nicky Dalglish has been SPEAR’s Volunteering Manager for three years and has worked with over 500 volunteers.
We still have Outreach workers helping those entering our programme, but Navigators offer wrap-around support for people with more complex needs.
I started working at SPEAR in November 2020 when I joined the Homeless Health Link Service. I am part of a team that ensures our clients have access to health services, both mental and physical.