Shane getting a certificate of appreciate from Peter Wood

Shane

Julia Sang Volunteer stories

“Why do I help at the 999 Club?” A question I have been asked by friends and family at different times. I do feel that I have been very lucky in my life and many years ago I wanted to ‘do’ something to help others who are having difficult times. I like to interact with people and I like to …

Simone and Bike Freedom

Simone

Julia Sang Volunteer stories

“The Bike Freedom project helps people get around the city…” I have been a volunteer at the 999 Club since June 2014. I started off serving tea and coffee in the drop in. I loved it – speaking to the service users and doing the service shift. One day a service user had to get to a very important appointment …

Trevor

Julia Sang Volunteer stories

“I use BSL to interpret for deaf service users…” I am profoundly deaf since birth. It is difficult for me to speak but I can communicate very well by using writing notepads as necessary. I talked to someone on the staff of the 999 Club and explained that I would like to be a volunteer, helping homeless people who are …

David MacGregor

David

Julia Sang Volunteer stories

“I use my coding skills to update the website…” I’m a biologist and freelance virtual assistant supporting a variety of small and medium sized businesses. Shortly after deciding that I wanted to offer my services to a charity, I was approached by the 999 Club. I chose to support them because they not only give a helping hand to people living on the …

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

Julia Sang 999 Club updates, Campaigns

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 …