Raising awareness of homelessness

The talk promoted the work of the charity Only A Pavement Away

The event was held at the newly-opened Firs Farm Community Hub

An event in Winchmore Hill hosted by a local social enterprise discussed how to tackle homelessness and support people at risk.

The talk promoted the work of the charity Only A Pavement Away and was hosted by Home Care Preferred at the newly-opened Firs Farm Community Hub. It brought together local business owners, interested residents and trustees of other local charities.

With the overarching theme of homelessness, the event aimed to discuss ways of supporting people at risk of homelessness and to help them obtain meaningful work in the hospitality sector.

“We were happy to see local people showing support for this cause,” said Ken Waterhouse, managing director of Home Care Preferred Social Enterprise.

“This will be the first of regular charity events at the hub. Not only do we wish to raise vital awareness, but we also wish to foster a sense of community and empowerment.”

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Throughout the event, participants had the opportunity to learn about the challenges faced by individuals in seeking employment, in particular people leaving prison and military veterans. Information was explained about the various initiatives and programs offered by
the charity to provide support and assistance.

Ria Garrett, who spoke at the event, added: “I’m really happy to be part of an organisation that has already helped 410 people that were homeless or at risk of being homeless into jobs. Our aim is to help 1,000 people into work by the end of 2024.

“I hope we can work further with Home Care Preferred Social Enterprise at Firs Farm Community Hub to raise further awareness.”

For more information about Only A Pavement Away:

Any charities wishing to hold an event at Firs Farm Community Hub should contact Anastasia Scheepers:
[email protected]

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