Are you concerned about homelessness and considering responding as part of a Quaker meeting or other group?
Join us for a free online session, sharing learnings from our recent research into the field, with guest speaker Rachel Woolf of Street Storage.
On 1 December 2020, Quaker Homeless Action joined Quaker Social Action as part of a planned merger. As part of the planning and preparation for the merger, QSA undertook a piece of research to identify areas of unmet need within the field of homelessness prevention and response. You can read our research report here.
During our research we held a listening exercise with supporters and we were struck by how many people wanted to learn from others and share ideas, and many wished to put their faith into action by pursuing homelessness responses. We felt that while we are very new to the field of homelessness, there were learnings we could share from setting out on this terrain for the first time with others who may be considering a homelessness response themselves.
In this event we will be joined by a guest speaker, Rachel Woolf, founder of Street Storage, providing those experiencing homelessness with free, secure storage for their belongings. She will talk about her organisation, why it is needed in the wider sector, how it has grown and the charity's ambitions to grow the service across the UK. There will be an opportunity for attendees to consider whether they might like or be able to set up a Street Storage franchise in their area using Street Storage's blueprint model in London.
This event is for you if you are concerned about homelessness and considering, even if just tentatively, responding to homelessness as part of a Quaker meeting or other group. There will be time at the end of the session for questions and answers, discussion and reflection. We hope this will be somewhere to gain inspiration and learn from others who are already responding to homelessness as you consider and pursue your own path. We expect this event to be of particular interest to Quakers but anyone interested in the subject is warmly welcome to attend.