|Community :: Work with homeless > Crisis|
At Christmas, I work as a Volunteer at the Crisis Shelter in East London. The work involves helping out with the running of the shelter and the various services provided, and talking to visitors to the Shelter.
Crisis Open Christmas
Shelters are open between 23 and 30 December. Crisis Open Christmas offers homeless and vulnerably housed people advice on and help with accessing more appropriate accommodation and preventing loss of tenancies.
It also offers other services such as housing benefits advice; medical, eye and dental care; chiropody; counselling; hairdressing; an internet café enabling guests to re-contact family and friends they have lost touch with; a Learning Zone; and much more.
Above all, it provides companionship at a time of year which can be particularly lonely for those without a home or family.
Last updated: 6 Nov 2005
design: Dale Lane
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