newsnight

Newsnight’s homeless report

Julia Sang 999 Club updates, Service user stories

Newsnight’s feature on homelessness, on 29 March, was a heart rending account of life on the streets – including accounts from two of the people who stayed in our night shelter. Peter Wood, the 999 Club Chief Executive, says “it is rare for those who use our services to have a voice.  This short film is an exceptional opportunity to hear …

Winter Night Shelter

A successful Winter Night Shelter – but still more to do!

Julia Sang 999 Club updates

On Sunday 13th March, the 999 Club’s Winter Night Shelter closed it’s doors for this season. We were open for 97 nights providing a warm, safe bed and a hot meal for 66 people. Most importantly we started to engage with people sleeping rough, not only to find them accommodation, but also to help them start overcoming the issues that …

Jean’s story

Julia Sang Service user stories

I had been homeless since the beginning of 2015 year and am now staying in a hostel. The 999 Club means everything to me. If it wasn’t here I wouldn’t have anywhere to go during the day, especially when it’s cold. I stayed in their Winter Night Shelter in 2015 for a month from February until it closed in March. …

Stewart’s story

Julia Sang Service user stories

About 2 years ago I was living in Forest Hill working for Thames Water. I had been living and working there for over 10 years. My landlord (who I knew really well, I even worked with his son) got ill and ended up in hospital; he finally had to sell his house and go into a care home. I had …

Michelle

Michelle

Julia Sang Volunteer stories

“I like meeting guests” I heard about the 999 via Bromley Reform Synagogue where I am a member. I have a friend at Synagogue who was a volunteer, when I found out the 999 Club was in Deptford and very near to where I live, I thought I would find out more. I first volunteered during the day, but as …

Liz and Tim

Liz & Tim

Julia Sang Volunteer stories

“We cook for Winter Night Shelter guests” We first heard about the 999 Club through our church – St Alfege in Greenwich. A group of people had got together to cook dinners for the guests at the winter night shelter. I am retired and wanted to support a charity that helped homeless people, so I joined the cooking teams. It …

999 Club Service Users and Staff with Vicky Foxcroft MP

Being an MP is a possibility for me!

Julia Sang 999 Club updates

In 2015, in the run up to the general election, the 999 Club participated in a campaign, Your Vote Matters. The event was co-ordinated by Homeless Link, to inform homeless people that they still had the right to vote, and to increase participation in democracy. In front of a large audience of service users the candidates were each given a …

RideLondon Surrey

Get your place in the RideLondon-Surrey bike ride!

Julia Sang 999 Club updates

Are you mad about cycling? Or do you have a friend who likes nothing better to talk about their new bike widget? We still have a few places left in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 bike ride and one of them could be yours (or your mates!). This fantastic route starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile …