Our current storage only premises may be extended into 7 to 9 King Street, a part of the same building. The difference is 7 to 9, will enable a huge advance on our current abilities. We currently have storage only, so are highly restricted for space and ability of operation. We also are unable to do more doe to Covid19.
The new premises would, if granted, enable over 6 extra rooms over 2 floors. This includes a huge reception, with possibilities for a drop-in waiting room, as it could have multiple people all very safely 2metres distanced awaiting emergency mentoring/befriending advice from the FRESH team. This would assist with enabling progression by looking at the root causes.
Remaining purely community volunteer and lived experience peer led, this new enterprise with Street Friends and FRESH, is a new step. It offers a full kitchen. 3 bathrooms and sinks. 2 consultation rooms for Linda/Mark, for professionally trained lived experience advice on things such as mental health, isolation, addictions. A further lower level would offer a perfect area for gentle health/ fitness sessions. There are multiple storage areas for perishables and non-perishables.
The whole area initially will enable storage and preparation of items for Street Friends helping the homeless to continue their great work.
Below you can see some 'sneak peek' at a few rooms, plus our current storage only unit - with half of items ready to go to the Sunday Session outside, with a huge thank you to all who donated.
We remain in urgent need of donations, please do help if you can, or share at GoFundMe
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