More than a third of homeless adults have attempted suicide.
Central London Samaritans (CLS) offer emotional support and engage with members of London’s homeless or anyone who finds themselves living on the streets.
We attend food drops on Monday and Thursday evenings in and around Westminster to reach out to and support one of the most high risk populations in London. Our regular presence is a comfort to those who need to emotional support.
We also go in to the Connection homeless hostel every week to offer emotional support to their service users.
We know that life on the streets is endlessly challenging and we understand that homeless people can have little or no chance of meaningful interaction. The homeless shift can be challenging, especially during the winter months but it is often talked about as one of the most rewarding things a listening volunteer can do.
We also have a very productive partnership with the Big Issue where we support their vendors and we work with other homeless organisations such as St Mungo’s Broadway, No Second Night Out and Cardboard Citizens on an ad hoc basis.
For practical support for people living on the streets we advise visiting The Pavement.
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