Huffington Post

Read: The Reality Of Raising A Family In A Hotel Room

An article on ‘The Reality Of Raising A Family In A Hotel Room’ by the Huff Post​, which shares the plight of a family forced to live in a hotel room for years.

The article also describes the experience of one of our families and the challenges they experience living in hostel accommodation. Click here to read Naomi’s Story

The Huff Post also caught up with our Director, Vicky Fox to add her thoughts to the article:

Vicky said:

This is the situation people find themselves in, with insufficient social housing, insufficient income and private accommodation too expensive, they are either stuck, or face starting all over again, alone in another area and still without the security of a permanent home that is so essential for families and children to provide consistency and stability in their lives.

Read the full article here

Children playing in water

Doorstep AGM set for 21st May

We are pleased to announce that Doorstep will host its AGM on the 21st May, 2018 at its 13 Broadhurst Gardens residence to report on its performance for 2017-2018 as well as its future plans.

If you would like to attend please get in touch.

We're really pleased to have been featured in both the The Independent and the Evening Standard today.

Help a Hungry Child with StreetSmart

We’re really pleased to have been featured in both the The Independent and the Evening Standard today.

The Article tells the story of one of our service users and provides an insight in to the realities of being homeless in London in 2017 with two small children.

We are so very grateful for the all the fundraising contributions that StreetSmart have made to Doorstep over the years, it’s really helped us to continue to make a difference to the families we support. Sadly we are not fully funded by Street Smart and we are reliant on donations and money that can be raised.

To read the article  CLICK HERE

Victoria Coren Mitchell

Introducing our Patron – Victoria Coren Mitchell

Victoria Coren Mitchell is a nationally recognised writer, television presenter and poker player.  She is a parent, Camden resident and long standing supporter of Doorstep.

Victoria Coren Mitchell

 

 

I was bowled over by Doorstep when I first walked in. It’s an organisation that obviously has a huge and transformative effect on the lives of the people it serves – there is a community of lonely mothers, unlucky children and stigmatised families who might otherwise be sitting in tiny rooms feeling hopeless, but instead can find light and space and colour and laughter and play – and help, and kindness and company – and this is surely the road back to pride and confidence, getting back into the workplace and the regular world. I think it’s really wonderful.”

Aviva community fund vote

Vote for Doorstep in the Aviva Community Funding Contest

We’re really excited to be participating the the Aviva Community Fund programme this year

 

 

 

 

 

We’re in with a chance of being awarded up to 25k, yes 25k of funding that will help us to continue in the work we do to support homeless families.

In order for us to be successful we need votes… That’s where you wonderful people can help 

If you would like to help us secure a place in the finals please click on the link below and cast all of your 10 votes for us and share this blog post with your friends and family.

Click here to vote for Doorstep in the Aviva Community Fund

Thank you for your continued support,

Zoe | Doorstep

Highly relevant Guardian article – Record numbers left homeless after eviction by private landlords in England

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/28/eviction-by-private-landlord-making-record-numbers-homeless-in-uk

Record numbers left homeless after eviction by private landlords in England

End of an assured shorthold tenancy cited by nearly a third of newly homeless households, figures show

 Social policy editor
 Wednesday 28 September 2016

Record numbers of families are becoming homeless after being evicted by private landlords and finding themselves unable to afford a suitable alternative place to live, government figures show.

The end of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) was cited by nearly a third of the 15,170 households in England who were classed as homeless in the three months to June – a number that was up 10% on the same period last year.

The problem was particularly acute in London, accounting for 41% of all homelessness acceptances in the capital during the period, according to figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Boat trip and birthday!

10 children attending Doorstep enjoyed a gifted RIB boat trip last Saturday – complete with James Bond music playing. Also – happy birthday to the ten year old birthday boy. They loved it and haven’t stopped talking about it!

 

BBC documentary: “Professor Green: Hidden and Homeless”

Professor Green sets out to discover the modern face of homelessness,changing our perceptions

Opinion: Improving the way we provide council housing

The New Year is now well underway and in Camden our new housing allocations policy has gone live.