December 8th will be the last day for dropping of your gently used donations due to parties, gift and food distributions.
We will be able to take your donations again from January 5th.
Thank you for your patience and wishing you all Happy Holidays!

WE’RE BACK!

Following the reopening of our laundry facility in November 2020 we reopened our onsite activities for children in June 2021. Through the summer we will be running a programme of special activities and day trips. We are ready to receive your kind donations of gently used clothing, baby equipment, toys, homeware and small electricals etc again from September 8th. Please see ‘How you can help‘ for further details.

Our COVID Story

Since the first lockdown in March 2020 we have worked hard to provide support to homeless families. The families we support are all living in very cramped and difficult conditions with whole families in one or two rooms of a hostel.

We know how difficult this is at the best of times and could only imagine how much worse it would be in lockdown and without the respite that our centre and the services we normally provide.

We have maintained dialogue with our families throughout to keep them informed, hear about their difficulties and respond to their needs.

We formed partnerships with other organisations to enable us to distribute care packages. We raised funds to provide a weekly delivery of fresh fruit & vegetables and regular packages of creative materials for children, family hygiene packages & emergency needs such as baby formula, nappies, sanitary products etc.

As so much became reliant on digital delivery we were acutely aware of the additional disadvantage and isolation many of our families and children faced. Without the necessary devices or internet access to participate they were excluded from so much.

We raised funds to provide broadband & devices and developed digital support activities for parents and children to reduce their isolation. 95% of our service users are from BAME backgrounds, 75% are women, 50% are single parents and some children have special needs. We will continue work to support those who are already some of the most seriously disadvantaged and vulnerable people in society and who are likely to become even more so.

Please help us by making a donation. Every contribution, no matter how small, will help Doorstep to keep going so that we can continue to support those who need our help.

Thank you!

We currently have opportunities to join our board of trustees and make a real difference. Please see details in our blog.

How Doorstep Helps Families

“The number of adults and children that Doorstep serves and the positive outcomes they are achieving, with such a small team and limited funding, is truly amazing. The grant we give could not be used to better affect helping the numerous families who would have fallen apart without their support”
– StreetSmart

Families attending Doorstep are homeless for a variety of reasons, including: family circumstances, illness, loss of employment, domestic violence, racial harassment, financial difficulties, and due to refugee status. Doorstep aims to assist these families by providing goods and services to make their lives more comfortable as they await a permanent housing solution.

Situated in the Abbots and Levine Hostel, Doorstep serves the 45 families accommodated immediately above, as well as those living in other temporary accomodation in North Camden,  London.

We provide space and resources for children to play, learn, develop and to help them reach their potential. Through these activities and services Doorstep aims to create a community of growth, healing and a sense of belonging that enables children and families to gain strength and confidence as they engage in society and press forward with their future.

Please donate to Doorstep – no matter how small your contribution, it will be greatly appreciated.  Help us to keep helping families who really need our support.  Sincere thanks!

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Summer Give Fundraising Campaign

Thanks so much to everyone who donated through the Big Give, Summer Give campaign. Thanks to your generosity we exceeded our target of £5,000 and with Gift aid raised an amazing £6,838! The funds will be used towards the costs of running our special programme of activities and outings for 65 kids this summer.

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