Christmas fundraiser for Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelters homeless charity in Waltham Forest, please donate what you can and also join the free online (Zoom) Christmas yoga classes in December – Donate Here
All classes live via Zoom, free to join, and all donations go to FCENS – Book Here
Tuesday 15th December
Yoga for Seniors 10:30am – 11:30am
Energising Flow 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday 20th December
Gentle Flow & Restore 10:30am – 11:30am
About Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelters / FCENS
“Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are unable to run the Night Shelter like we normally do, however sadly the need for emergency accommodation for those who are homeless is still there and possibly greater than ever this year.
So this year we are providing emergency accommodation through a hotel partnership that we established at the beginning of Lockdown.
Thanks to a National Lottery bid FCENS have managed to raise enough money to provide 16 bed spaces until 31st March 2021. In addition to bed spaces, FCENS are providing the guests with hot meals and breakfast everyday through local Church partnerships, as well as looking to run a befriending project. FCENS continue to provide professional support to the guests through a full-time Caseworker and two part-time caseworkers, as well as Night Staff who ensure the guests are safe and supported throughout the night.
There are still a number of significant costs which still need to be met. These include:
- Additional bed space capacity (at a cost of £25 per room per night) if the need is there (normally the Shelter takes up to 30 guests depending on demand, so 16 bed spaces is far less than the number provided in previous years).
- The ongoing costs of providing professional Caseworker support. This is vital in terms of helping the homeless get re-housed and also meeting their various support needs. Whilst getting people off the streets can save a life, the casework can really help transform it.
- Administrative costs of the organisation to ensure we are able to provide as much support as we can to the homeless”