On 1 December 2020, Quaker Homeless Action (QHA) joined Quaker Social Action as part of a planned merger.
Turn a Corner is based upon QHA’s mobile library.
Turn a Corner is a mobile community library for people affected by homelessness in London.
The library van is currently based at locations in central London, addressing the need for human connection and positive mental stimulation for people affected by homelessness, through conversation and books.
We were unable to speak to many people with lived experience of homelessness during our research on unmet needs within homelessness during the pandemic, so Turn a Corner also acts as a place to listen directly to people who are homeless about what their current needs are. We intend to involve homeless people in piloting responses to these needs. This is in line with our mission, enabling people to seek solutions to the issues affecting their lives.