Queens Hall Action on Poverty is a small charity which cares what happens to those on the margins of Society. They help those who are homeless, those who have mental health problems, those with drug or alcohol issues, those who cannot feed their families, those going into hospital with no accommodation to come out to, and those who just need someone to care. They run advice and support sessions, training and activities and support people in their own homes. Much of what they do is in response to a need which they have seen and has been developed over many years. They run a charity shop which provides people with furniture packages at no cost to themselves, to help them set up home and referrals come from many agencies which support people. They also run a Community Warehouse where people who have been unemployed long term can gain valuable new experience – refurbishing furniture and computers, making new items from reclaimed wood, re-upholstery, shabby chic and cycle repair. One of the main areas of growth in the last 2 years has been their food bank which has seen demand rise incredibly and they are currently giving out 150 food parcels a week to those in need through a referral system. They aim to take someone on a journey from having no help and support, right through to being housed, settled and having a job through care and compassion.
For further information about this good causes, please visit: www.thebrick.org.uk