Tag Archives: poverty

Support for the homeless and vulnerable

We are supporting the Hotel School initiative which teaches hospitality skills to homeless and vulnerable people, matches them to sustainable employment, and supports them in their first steps into work. Hotel School is a joint venture between The Passage (London’s … Continue reading

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Westminster Tories Slash Rough Sleeping Budget

  Westminster Conservatives have slashed the Council budget for rough sleeping and supported housing just weeks after the Council’s own figures showed the number of those out on the streets had more than doubled. At last week’s full Council Westminster … Continue reading

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How Westminster residents can help refugee families

Helping refugee families If you feel you could make a financial contribution, however large or small, please contact the following organisations. Refugee Council : A donation of £100 could pay for the education and travel for two children for a … Continue reading

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Grosvenor Film Festival Kicks Off – Support the Westminster Foodbank

The Nomad Cinema will open its gates with six nights at Grosvenor Square over the next two weeks as part of The Grosvenor Film Festival. The two ‘Breakfast’ screenings allows the audience to support Foodbank by bringing along any breakfast … Continue reading

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Westminster’s poorest residents will be hit by a £2.2 million cut in Government help with housing costs next year

Westminster’s poorest residents will be hit by a £2.2 million cut in Government help with housing costs next year as the amount of money available for Direct Housing Payments (DHP) emergency housing help has been slashed by 45% from £4.8 … Continue reading

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A new direction for Westminster

Labour Harrow Road Councillor Guthrie McKie calls on Westminster Council to follow a new direction: “The forthcoming Council Budget will plot the course of how Westminster is to develop. If it continues in its present course we will see even … Continue reading

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Councillors to collect food donations for North Paddington Foodbank at Maida Hill Market on 29th November

Harrow Road, Westbourne and Queen’s Park Councillors will be joining Karen Buck MP at Maida Hill Market on Saturday 29th November to collect food donations for North Paddington Foodbank. Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging … Continue reading

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