The 999 Club and Lady Florence Trust
020 8694 5797
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We offer comfort, respite, advice and guidance to the most isolated, excluded and lonely people in society, we call our members. They have multiple problems, including homelessness. We operate 2 day centres in 2 of the 4 most deprived neighbourhoods in Lewisham, namely Deptford and Downham. Lewisham, is in the top 16% most deprived boroughs in England.
Our centres provide day time respite from life on the streets. We offer food, clothing, shower facilities and a laundry service. Where possible we find accommodation in hostels and assist in finding more permanent housing. We open a 35 bed night shelter every winter.
Our advice and advocacy workers give specialist help with debt management, housing and benefits, helping our often illiterate members through the minefield of bureaucracy, telephone calls and form filling. They prevent eviction and repossession.
We run a nursery in Deptford for 2-4 year old children from vulnerable families to prevent the damage we so often see in our adults.
We work with numerous partners. A general nurse visits twice a week, a podiatrist comes fortnightly and a mobile TB screening unit visits twice a year. We work with Mental Health workers and addiction teams and other homelessness agencies.