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Working with the Homeless

The Mayhew works with several organisations that offer support to homeless people in London. Some homeless people have animals and it is important to ensure that the animals are cared for appropriately and the carers given welfare advice and assistance where necessary.

We intend to visit each centre five times a year, and will also be advertising our Pet Refuge scheme for anyone who wishes to go into rehabilitation.

We will be offering support and advice for all dog owners including free general health checks, administering flea/worm treatment and micro-chipping at the centres. We will also be providing collars with tags and leads, coats for the dogs in the winter months and dog food, as well as encouraging and booking in dogs for free neutering, vaccinations and a general health check with a Mayhew vet.

Thames Reach, Graham House

Graham House targets long term rough sleepers aged over 30 who have alcohol and/or mental health and/or physical health support needs. They have teams of outreach workers and volunteers who find and engage with rough sleepers in London to help them off the streets.

Broadway Homeless Hostel and Drop in Centre.

Market Lane Hostel provides safe, supported, temporary housing to single homeless men and women aged 18-60 who have alcohol and/or substance dependency issues. They work primarily with rough sleepers and those at risk of homelessness and offer pathways for people into housing, detoxification, employment, medical services and the benefits system. The teams also focus on those engaged in anti-social behaviour and also help people to access appropriate support services.

Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Spitalfields Crypt Trust have been serving the homeless for 50 years. Based in Shoreditch in East London, they provide drop in services and support for the homeless, people suffering from addictions and those who face social isolation.

St Mungo’s

Based in Tower Hill, London, St Mungo’s provide support and bed to over  2,500 people a night who are either homeless or at risk. They also work  to end homelessness and help to rebuild lives. They help men and women through 250 projects including emergency, hostel and housing projects, physical and mental health services and skill and work services.

For more information email awo@mayhewanimalhome.org

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