Volunteer at Crisis this Christmas

Giving beats receiving so why not give some time to meet and help the homeless this Christmas.  You could be surprised how much you get from it.CC_VolunteerPages_Banner_468_FINAL

For more details see http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/volunteer-christmas.html

 

‘Two Million Steps for Two Step’ Sat 16th April 2016

We have started planning for our sponsored walk ‘Two million steps for Two Step’ on Saturday 16th April 2016. The 5.6 mile (9km) walk will be from our Homeless Services (Two Step) near Angel to our Recovery Services (ODAAT) in Kennington.

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Walkers taking a break and photo opportunity opposite the London eye.

To view the video of the 2015 event click here: Video of 2015 event.

If 200 people take part, we will walk two million steps between us all.
To register interest, please e-mail events@hopeworldwide.org.uk stating your Name and location e.g city or region of London e.g. North, East etc. and we will be in touch in the new year with registration details.

 

Student Placement: Two Step Homeless Project

Student Placement Job Description – Homeless Project
Organisation Name: Two Step Project, HOPEworldwide UK,

Website: http://www.hopeworldwide.org.uk Location of Placement:
2 placement positions in Islington near Angel tube station.

Application Process:
Please send CV and cover email to m.cameron@hopeworldwide.org.uk Closing Date for Applications:
2nd of Nov 2015

Month Placement to Commence: January 2016

No of Posts Available: 2 placements, both in Angel, Islington
Salary: Unpaid
Expenses: None apart from travel
Travel costs paid to and from work: Travel to work within zone 1-4 will be covered by the charity. Preferred Degree:
No specific discipline, but Interest in homelessness and/or housing an advantage
Working 3,4 or 5 days per week for min of 75 days total.

Job Title: Assistant Housing Support Worker

Description:

Two Step is a homelessness charity assisting single homeless people. We are 4 staff members on site who house around 400 homeless clients a year. Clients are vulnerable adults, sometimes with health or mental health issues, and we support them throughout the process of being housed and up to 6 months after they have been housed in private rented accommodation. The support is aimed at getting homeless clients housed and assisting them in sustaining a tenancy with a private landlord.

Job Description

The 2 Assistant Housing Support Workers would gradually, over the time working here, participate in the whole process of housing homeless clients from initial contact with client to seeing them housed.

• Dealing with referrals from other agencies, booking appointments, reporting progress to agencies. Following up with clients on the phone.
• Conducting client Interviews (45 min).
• Filling out assessment forms during the interview with the client.
• Explaining housing options to clients.
• Participating in daily discussions about clients and issues and participating in weekly staff meetings.
• Some of the time in the placement (around a third) will be related answering the door, meeting and greeting clients in reception, making them feel welcome, making them tea and coffee and picking up answer phone messages, finding case files etc. On very busy days (once a week typically) you would also be required to sit in our reception and work from there.

Skills development opportunities:

• Getting an understanding of homelessness in London and the issues associated with homelessness.
• Gaining the confidence to deal with vulnerable clients in a professional manner.
• Learning to communicate well with vulnerable people, striking the right balance in regards to showing empathy, but at the same time also managing expectations about entitlements.
• Learning over the stay of the placement to make informed judgements about the best course of action for particular clients and participating in discussions with colleagues..
• Developing an understanding of professional boundaries, confidentiality and adhering to an organisations policies and procedures.
• Developing an understanding of the basics of the benefit system and especially Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance and Housing Benefit. You will also get further insight into housing issues in London.
• Being able to reflect on ways of dealing with challenging situations and challenging client behaviour.

Skills and personal characteristics required for placement positions:

• You need to be someone who really enjoys being part of a small supportive team and be willing to help out whatever the need is.
• As our training mainly consists of shadowing and mentoring, it is essential that you are able to constantly pick up new skills and insights in the role, asking questions as you go along. It is also important that you enjoy this way of working. You will work closely with a mentor on a daily basis who will offer support in the role.
• A personal high standard when it comes to diligence is required in the role (in filling out forms and in all communication with clients)
• The role requires a calm, friendly and emotionally resilient person.

If you are interested why not follow link to Sarah’s interview about her student placement experience?

http://www.hopeworldwide.org.uk/CharityHome.asp?cat=2

HOPE in Nepal

HOPE worldwide is aiming to serve 20,000 people in Nepal after deadly earthquake. Through the local affiliate (HOPE worldwide Nepal), we are working closely with the local government and international community, which is being organized by the United Nations.

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As of 4th May, services that have been provided by HOPE worldwide:
– 12,000 blankets
– 1,000 emergency shelter (tarpaulines)
– 5,000 kg of food and water
– 100 kgs of medicines
– 1 camp for displaced families in Balaju, Kathmandu
– 1 emergency school in Balaju, Kathmandu

Teams are reaching out to various districts across the impacted areas, delivering much needed services. So far the areas served include Gorkha, Kathmandu, Nuwako, Sindhulpachuk, Lalitpur. Other areas are being assessed to be served as well.

The people of Nepal need your help, come join us bringing hope and changing lives!

To donate and for links to latest updates and HOPE worldwide Nepal please click here:  http://www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/nepal-appeal

 

Route-map for ‘Two Million Steps for Two Step’

Click here to see routes on a map:  Routes for Two million steps

Two Step (Angel) to ODAAT (Oval) 9km:   Arrive 9.30am – 10.00am at 360 City Road, EC1V 2PY. Sights along the way:  Lincoln’s Inn Fields, St Martin’s in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, River Thames, London Eye, Battle of Britain memorial, Houses of Parliament,  The Big Issue, Oval Cricket ground .     A family-friendly quiz will be provided for the route.

Family Walk (4km) 10.45am at Embankment tube for 11.00am start – ‘Treasure Hunt’ sheet will be provided

Reduced mobility walk (3.5km) 10.00am for  10.15am start at Westminster tube

Short Walk (1km) 11.45am for 12noon start at Vauxhall Tube

Longer Walk (11km)   Extra  sights for the  11km walk are BFI IMAX, parliament square, Westminster Abbey and partner organisations in Victoria. Early bird start time of 9.30am recommended.

End of Walk Reception starts around 12.45pm. Venue: St. Marks Kennington SE11 4PW

Please register online  via the link below: http://www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/TwoStep2015 

When you click register, you will be directed to ‘Eventbrite’ who handle T-shirt orders.  T-shirts must be ordered by Tuesday 7th April.

Snooker Stars in support of HOPE school

Snooker personalities Jimmy White, John Virgo and Alfie Burden starred in an event to raise vital funds for a HOPE school in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Hope Worldwide UK hosted the evening of entertainment at Guildford Spectrum on Monday 23rd March.

Jimmy White- Rubik Ghalustians- John Virgo- Alfie Burden

 

The evening kicked off with some trick shots by John Virgo, the former co-presenter of snooker-based TV game show Big Break with Jim Davidson.

Snooker legend and six-time World Championship finalist White, nicknamed The Whirlwind, then played a frame against event organiser Rubik Ghalustians with Virgo acting as MC. Read the full article here: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/sport/other-sport/jimmy-white-john-virgo-alfie-8911342

HOPE worldwide would like to thank:
Jimmy White, John Virgo and Alfie Burden for coming and making the exhibition a possibility
Molesey Refrigeration center in east Molesey who sponsored £500.00 pounds and their Miele centre which gave away a cat and Dog Miele vacuum cleaner as a free prize draw.
Dean Ralphson, the manager of Molesey Refrigeration.
Rubik Ghalustians, the director of  Rugal Repairs and Sales Ltd in west Molesey who organised the whole event.

One of our former graduates was recently interviewed for the radio programme “Alternative Voices” on RadioActive Europe. Click on the link to listen to the entire interview.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=911709405529530&set=vb.147861055247706&type=3&theater