St Cuthbert’s Centre was founded in 1987 and registered as a Charity in 1990. Our Mission Statement is “Proving the Community Cares”. We achieve this by providing a safe and informal sanctuary and early intervention "safety net", for the marginalised, alienated and dispossessed living in our society today.
OUR STRATEGY AND PURPOSE
To provide and deliver immediate primary services to a very diverse but clearly defined adult client group. This ensures that no one is discriminated against or excluded. Understanding and responding to their support needs. These include homeless people and rough sleepers, people with varying degrees of mental health issues, substance misuse, the over 60's and all those living on or below the poverty line.
St Cuthberts' is an open door drop-in centre for all marginalised, vulnerable people in Earls Court and the surrounding areas. We are an independent charity supported mainly by grants and donations from trusts, organisations and individuals.
We offer a safe, warm, welcoming environment, where the trained staff are caring, helpful, empathetic and understanding. Our aim is for those who use the Centre to be valued, accepted and heard.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
We provide a calm, welcoming and safe environment.
We offer support and structure to the often chaotic lifestyles and complex needs of our client group. Our clients are our priority; we establish their support needs and ensure that they are met.
We function as a first point of contact, a referral hub and advisory service for all who attend the Centre.
We are open from 10:30am – 3:30pm, Monday – Friday.
We offer breakfast and a heavily subsidised or free homemade 3 course lunch. We distribute free sandwiches, bread and other food items upon availability.
Free shower and laundry facilities as well as a clothes resource.
Free internet access and Wi-Fi as well as free use of our telephone.
Basic computer lessons.
Leisure activities which include a women's coffee morning, knitting club, reading group, arts and crafts class, computer skills training, library, daily newspapers, board games, TV room with daily film screenings, and an organised annual summer outings.
Information, help and advice.
How you can help
There are many ways in which you can support St Cuthbert’s Centre. Monetary donations are always very much appreciated, but you can also help us with food donations, toiletries, clothing, and donations via our just giving page. Any other type of donation that you think may be of benefit to our beneficiaries will be very welcome too.
Mental Health Services
We have a dedicated Mental Health support worker who works in close collaboration with other Mental Health services and Community Health Trusts. Our aim, with early intervention, is to deliver a service that is committed to a personalised, flexible, recovery focused approach for anyone in need including those with more complex needs such as chronic psychotic illness. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food wastage – Why does so much of our supermarkets' food go to waste when there are still people going hungry?
St Cuthbert’s Centre wholeheartedly supports The Evening Standard’s Food for London campaign. We are delighted to have been chosen as a recipient of The Felix Project’s programme. They collect the surplus food that supermarkets are unable to sell and distribute it to homeless charities for free.
If you represent a local store, are concerned about food wastage and want to make a difference. Please join the campaign by contacting The Felix Project, St Cuthbert’s Centre directly or approaching your local community Centre to see how you could help the most vulnerable people in your community.
Clothes Resource Appeal
We are in desperate need of donations of clothes to help protect homeless people against the cold this winter.
Do you have any unwanted items of clothing that you would like to donate to us this year? We especially need warm, practical items such as:
If you are interested in donating something else, there are other useful items that would help us with the running of the Centre such as food and toiletries. We warmly welcome these donations and very much appreciate your help!
St Cuthbert’s Centre extends our thanks to the many organisations, local businesses and individuals who contributed to making our two Christmas dinners this year a success.
We held our dinners on Sunday 18th December free for anyone over 60 and the other on Christmas day for homeless people and those alone this time of year.
Our guests enjoyed a traditional turkey dinner followed by Christmas pudding, mince pies and entertainment. Each guest was given a Christmas present at the end.
We are hugely grateful for all of the support we have received via donations, in kind and volunteers contributing their precious time. Without you, we would not be able to provide these dinners.
The festive season is now over, but we endeavour to ensure that the spirit of community continues. Heartened by the continued support we have been fortunate to receive, we know that we will make a real difference to those seeking our help in 2017 and hopefully well into the future.