HOMELESS SERVICES

Streetlink

Description:
Helps to connect rough sleepers with local services:
Phone: 0300 500 0914
 
 

Nightstop

Description: 
Young single homeless people aged 16-25 facing a homelessness crisis. No local connection required.
Phone: 0207 939 1235 or 0207 939 1254
 
 

Crisis 

Description: 
Crisis has several services in North and East London. Their Skylight Centres offer a wide range of services covering housing support, employment, education, training, and health and wellbeing. If you are homeless, at immediate risk of becoming homeless, or have been homeless in the last two years, you can access Crisis’ services for free by becoming a Skylight member. To become a member, please contact the centre you wish to attend.
Contact:
Skylight London:
Address: Crisis Skylight London
66 Commercial Street
London E1 6LT
Phone: 0300 636 1967
Skylight Brent: 
Phone: 020 8965 2561
 
 

Shelter

Description: 
Help and advice to those threatened with or already homeless
Phone: 0808 800 4444
 
 

The National Domestic Violence Helpline

Description: 
24hr Helpline for those fleeing domestic violence
Phone: 0808 2000 247
 
 

Refugee Action 

Description: 
Refugee Action can provide advice to migrants and asylum seekers.
Phone: 0808 800 0007
 
 

Christian Action Housing – Deborah Tempest House

Description: 
Young single people aged 16-21 with medium to high support needs who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness. Can accept care leavers. Must have a local connection to LB Enfield.
Referrals:
All referrals via Enfield CAPITA
Support Offered:
5 full time staff on-site 8am-7pm, security guard 7pm-8am, emergency on-call system. Keywork system with weekly meetings. Support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed at least quarterly. Referral agency, key professionals and relatives are invited to be involved in support planning process. Support provided around benefits, life skills, employment and training and access to specialist services.
Exemptions:
People with a history of arson, serious violence and sex offending. People who do not have an income.
Contact:
Address: 337 Baker Street
Enfield
EN1 3LF
Phone: 020 8370 4920
 
 
 

Origin – Enfield Single Housing

Description: 
Single non priority homeless people and students aged 18 and over in housing need or considered to be vulnerable with low support needs and a local connection to Enfield.
Referrals:
Accept referrals from LB Enfield Housing Advice Centre and Two-e. Students can self-refer. Require 2 proofs of identity, eg student ID card, NI number. Full time students must provide university/college confirmation letter for council tax.
Support Offered:
Housing management staff only. Limited floating support available.
Exemptions:
Those whose previous history poses a threat to other residents.
Contact:
Address: 227 High Street
Ponders End
Enfield
EN3 4DX
Phone: 020 3503 0541
 
 

Riverside Care and Support – Beck House

Description: 
Single homeless mothers with 1 children between age of 0-5. Local connection to LB Enfield is required.
Referrals:
Accept referrals via Enfield CAPITA system.
Support Offered:
12 staff, 24 hour waking cover. Compulsory keywork system with meetings at least monthly and agreed resettlement programme. Support plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed every 3 months. Staff help to identify health, education and training needs, maximise benefits entitlement and develop life skills such as cooking, literacy, numeracy and managing on a low income.
Exemptions:
Will not accept current Class A drug users or those with recent histories of serious violence or anyone who presents a risk to women or children.
Contact:
Referral Address: c/o LB Enfield Housing Advice Team
John Wilkes House
79 High Street
Enfield
EN3 4EN
Phone: 020 8379 4384
 
 

Homelessness Resource Centre

Description: 
Day centre for homeless people. Literacy, numeracy and IT classes. Budgeting sessions. Support around job search and CV writing. Benefits advice. Housing advice, including referrals to emergency housing. Laundry. Clothing store. Access to computers and internet while on relevant project.
Referrals:
Serves Enfield and Haringey.
Contact:
Address: 7-9 Tramway Avenue
Edmonton
London
N9 8PD
Phone: 020 8884 1838
 
 
 

Christian Action Housing – YPF Accommodation

Description: 
Single people with low to medium support needs who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Accept referrals aged 16-22 from Enfield, and aged 16-22 from Haringey. Must have a local connection to Enfield or Haringey (at least 6 months).
Referrals:
Accept referrals from named agencies, including Enfield Housing Advice Centre, Social Services, Enfield's Two-e Young People's Service, and Haringey's Vulnerable Adult Team. Also accept self-referrals from those with an Enfield connection.
Support Offered:
5 full time staff available at off-site office Mon-Fri 8am-6pm. Staff visit properties weekly. Keyworker system with regular meetings. Support plans based on independent living skills and resettlement. Staff help with benefits, finding appropriate local support and training services. Offer basic counselling. Residents can access workshops run by other Christian Action Young People Services.
Exemptions:
Those with ongoing alcohol or drug dependency.
Contact:
Address: Benedict House
61 Island Centre Way
Enfield
EN3 6GS
Phone: 01992 765900
 
 

Easter Newsletter

Apart from Cadbury's most people recognise Easter, particularly Christians as we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. A dedicated holiday on Good Friday highlights our enduring Christian heritage. As for me I will have contrasting experiences of Easter. On Good Friday I will attend the Greek Orthodox service at St Demetrios Church and join with many hundred in procession around the church. On Saturday 22nd April at 7.30pm I will be taking part in a dramatic presentation at my church in Enfield (www.eefc.net) donning a wig and gown as a Defence Counsel in a case about the evidence for the Resurrection entitled 'Who moved the stone?'

I recognise my Jewish constituents are also celebrating a most significant time in their calendar remembering the Passover. For others it is simply a time to be with the family and eat lots of chocolate! However you will be celebrating Easter, I send you my best wishes.

David Burrowes MP

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Surgeries

Drop in surgeries – no appointment necessary just turn up

First Friday of the month at the Constituency Office from 4 - 6pm – please call the constituency office beforehand to confirm the details.

Last Saturday of the month in the Barclays Bank offices above their branch at the Triangle in Palmers Green 2-4 Aldermans Hill (next door to Starbucks) from 9.30am to 11.30am.  Entrance to the offices is from within the Bank.

Appointment Surgeries - held at the Constituency Office in Winchmore Hill on the second, third and fourth Fridays of each month either between 10-12am or 3–5pm

Please call the constituency office on 0208 360 0234 to arrange a time and date.

Constituency Office address – 1c Chaseville Parade, Chaseville Park Road, Winchmore Hill, N21 1PG