Fresh Horizons CNB offers a safe and stable living environment for those who are on the journey back to independent living. We provide supported accommodation, which includes life skills training, basic care and counselling services. This encourages individuals to achieve their goals by restoring their self-confidence and independence. Our services are offered to individuals who have been street homeless and referred to us by Night Shelters and other homeless shelter organisations throughout Greater London. We complement this work with fresh food banks and community food stores for those we house and those in need in our local communities.
Accommodation: The project has accommodated 17 residents so far. Occupancy rate was 98% throughout the last year, 75% of residents remained with us for 1 year before moving on to alternative accommodation. The charity graduated to accepting residents showing progress in drug and/or alcohol related programmes. Closely working with Job Centre Plus and Harrow College resulted in 25% of resident entering work and 50% entering training courses with the college.The project as just acquired its second house. Food Banks: Attendees of the local food bank are supplied with up to two shopping bags of food. This year the food bank has distributed 4,092 shopping bags of re-purposed food. Between December 2016 and July 2017, 2,646 adults have benefited from the the food bank, 586 children have been supported with food, of which 517 have been between the ages of 0 —5yrs. Volunteers at the food bank have grown from 4 to 13 over the last 8 months, a mixture of local residents & members from local churches their help has been invaluable. The food bank is supplied with re-purposed food by The Felix Project, City Harvest, Tesco (via Fareshare Food Cloud), & Tregeser's Bakeries.
We believe in the dignity of every human being and that no one should be without a home. The heart of our motivation is Isaiah 58:6-7;“ Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them.
Our plans are to grow our volunteer base and open 10 homes, offering more accommodation and support to those who are street homeless in London.