NOAH Enterprise runs a Welfare Centre providing primary care – i.e. food, clothing and an opportunity to clean up – and combines this with healthcare services, resettlement, outreach and recreational activities, 365 days a year, including an emergency night shelter in the winter. The organisation also runs a thriving Social Enterprise that refurbishes, repairs and sells second-hand furniture and white goods and a range of new product, as well as retailing clothing and bric-a-brac.
These are important components of a holistic approach to supporting rough sleepers and others living on the margins of society.
Lankelly Chase funds another vital part of NOAH’s work that provides the bridge from recovery into employment by tutoring and mentoring people with severe and multiple disadvantage in learning employable skills, including the inter-personal and appropriate vocational skills that make them more eligible for employment, and combining that with work experience. NOAH also engages with local businesses to find suitable work opportunities for its clients, to better enable the people the organisation works with to obtain employment.
For more information: www.noahenterprise.org