Life Essence Housing Support is a community project that provides temporary supported housing, key worker support and workshops that support, vulnerable homeless families and children. The targeted families who are living within the temporary accommodation are homeless families, who are known to exist support services and are receiving targeted services; social services, domestic violence. We offer housing on a needs and length basis within South London-working closely with public and private services as well as other Charites. Life Essence Supported Housing also offer faith-based workshops to single women who live within the Housing Project and those are no longer living with Domestic Violence, but are still suffering from the effects of the violence committed towards them. The aim is to rebuild confidence, self-worth, self-esteem and building healthy relationships. As part of the programme, families would receive 121 and group counselling sessions from our trained counsellor and physiotherapist.
We work in partnership with Green Pastures, as well as New Horizon, Salvation Army, Shelter, Romain Designs, Community Fund and Bounce, Black Churches Domestic Violence Forum.
We are a passionate team who, are dedicated to supporting women and children, though our professional time working with the social sector with women and children, We have found that women and children are often forced to stay in violent households as they have no other choice, nowhere to go, no recourse to secure funds e.g. money and no rights. As a result, there are many children that emotionally damaged by their environments and many women suffering in silent isolated by their own families and have no friends to turn to. The impact of Domestic Violence is one the impacts on; families, children, services and society. Life Essence understands the problems, issues, pressures that families face, it doesn’t matter if you believe in Jesus or not you live in this world. We share our experiences and views as a charity of faith in a way that everyone can relate to. We provide a form of stability within their troubled time, Life Essence Housing will provide a sanctuary where we believe in God and invite people to learn more about the love of Jesus.
Our future plans are to continue to work with children and families within the community, to provide a range of multi-agency services within Ken and London.