Restoring dignity

10th December 2018
Recently, ITV News spoke to us at the Jesus Centre about the initiative Beauty Banks. We were delighted to be able to raise awareness of the increase in hygiene poverty in the UK. As the article explains, 37% of people in Britain go without hygiene or grooming essentials each day. Beauty Banks mean that anyone can […]

Marks in action

27th June 2018
On Tuesday 26th June, a team of volunteers from Marks and Spencer came to the London Jesus Centre and put on a Community Feast lunch for the homeless. They worked together to cook up a delicious meal of burgers, chips and salad, they distributed clothes and helped run the drop-in all day. The Community Feast […]

A small difference

19th June 2018
Sharon is a volunteer at the London Jesus Centre for the Community Feast events, which happen once a month on a Saturday. She tells us why she volunteers and what she likes about it: “I first started volunteering because I felt I wanted to help people who were in need of a little support at […]

“Volunteering saved me”

12th June 2018
Paul came across the Jesus Centre when he was at the “lowest point” in his life. He felt instantly at home and now volunteers twice a week in the drop-in. We asked him a few questions about what it’s like volunteering here. How did you first come into contact with the Jesus Centre and why […]

Welcome Project

8th May 2018
Two months ago, Elle* came to the Welcome Project. After the death of a close relative, she fell into a state of depression and lost her job in the catering industry, where she had trained as a professional chef. Eventually, after months of living from her savings (since she didn’t believe in receiving any state […]

‘Road map’ project

1st May 2018
What if you suddenly found yourself stuck in the city, with nowhere to live and nothing but a suitcase? Here’s the story of Laura*, a 23 year-old woman who we helped though our “Road Map” project. “When I came to the Centre I had not slept for two days. I had suddenly found myself homeless […]