Christ Church Southgate is one of the hosts of the Enfield Churches Winter Night Shelter, managed by the charity All People All Places. We work in partnership with our daughter church St Andrew’s Southgate and share the task of providing the shelter, alternating each year. In 2020 the Shelter will take place at St Andrew’s. The shelter offers a hot meal and a bed for the night to up to 12 homeless people with low support needs who are referred by APAP. Seven churches in Enfield take part in the scheme between January and March.
Find out more about being a volunteer by reading the APAP Volunteer Handbook. Volunteers for setting up, preparing meals and providing overnight supervision are most welcome. Contact Sandra Anderson, Night Shelter Co-ordinator via the Parish Office for more information.
Donations of bedding, clothing and food also welcome at our church and the others in the scheme; St Luke’s Clay Hill, St John the Evangelist Palmers Green, All Saints Edmonton, Enfield Baptist Church, St Alphege Edmonton and Lancaster Road United Reformed Church.
We are sorry but we are unable to accept referrals from any other charity or approaches directly from rough sleepers.
ADVICE & SUPPORT FOR ROUGH SLEEPERS IN OUR PARISH
If you see someone sleeping rough in the Parish please direct them to the following organisations in Enfield or Barnet;
If you are concerned the person needs urgent medical assistance, call 999.
Rough sleepers in London are offered emergency accommodation if the temperature reaches zero degrees Celsius or below for three or more nights. You can report a rough sleeper to Street Link online or by calling 0300 500 0914.
Emergency Accommodation for young people 16-25
The DePaul Trust run an emergency Nightstoppers scheme for young people.
Day Centre & Advice (Monday to Friday)
Homeless Action in Barnet, 36B Woodhouse Road, London, N12 0RG
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.habcentre.org
Telephone : 020 8446 8400
The HAB Centre is open every weekday and offers a free breakfast until 10.30am and cheap food at lunchtime as well as a stock of good quality clothing, with a drop in advice bureau.