Information which may be helpful ...
CAP (Christians Against Poverty)
The following organisations will provide free, independent and confidential budgeting and debt advice.
Telephone 08003280006 to find debt centre nearest to you
Freephone 08088084000, Monday to friday. 9.00am-1.00pm
Freephone 0800197026 Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm
WORKING, JOBS AND PENSIONS
has Government advice you can trust, on many topics. Telephone 0345 606 0265.
HOUSING OR HOMELESSNESS
helping ROUGH SLEEPERS
Winter is here …
if you have identified a rough sleeper, and feel you would like to help, then please read the following important information:
if you would like more information, or to report someone sleeping rough at nigh, please contact STREETLINK by clicking below:
The Passage is raising funds for their work helping the homeless during winter. You can give via the link below:
The Passage 40 years of service to homeless people. To mark 40 years of service to homeless people this Lent we have produced 40 reflections for Lent each marking a year of service and reflecting on the needs of homeless people today. If you would like to share in our Lenten journey please contact Andrew Hollingsworth firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 020 75921886. We plan to distribute all materials electronically in the interests of being both environmentally aware and saving costs. If you do not have access to the internet we can send print friendly versions to a friend or relative by email.
Hope for Southall Homeless
‘Hope for Southall Homeless’ are requesting donations of men’s clothing. ONLY items requested in the list below, please. Also, please make sure they are clean and in fairly good condition.
ITEMS NEEDED:- Joggers (Size m/l), Zip up hoodies; Warm Jumpers; Trainers size 8/9/10; Jeans. size 30/32/34; T shirts (but NO regular shirts with buttons, THANKS); Winter jackets (Size m/l); Underwear (Size s/m/l)
ALSO REQUESTED – SLEEPING BAGS, IN GOOD CLEAN CONDITION IN ORIGINAL SAC FOR EASE OF CARRYING. If you feel you are able to donate any of the above, then please phone Krysia Carr on 02081942302, or email email@example.com with details of your contact number and item/s being donated. THANK YOU!
CAFOD - Just one world
Your Support in Action
CAFOD Westminster is looking for volunteers, who care about global poverty, to help us inspire others to act here, so we can tackle poverty and injustice across the developing world.
Are you a people-person who would relish involving and encouraging others? Are you a good communicator who would enjoy speaking about our work in a Parish or School?
Please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8449 6970 to find out more and book a place on one of our CAFOD online information sessions.
TROUBLE HEATING YOUR HOME?
CORONOVIRUS VACCINE SCAM
As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked very similar to the real NHS website.
Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, said:
“Remember, the vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine. If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam.”
How to protect yourself:
In the UK, coronavirus vaccinations will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a local GP surgery or pharmacy, to receive your vaccination. Remember, the vaccinations are free of charge and you will not be asked for a payment.
The NHS will never:
- ask for your bank account or card details
- ask for your PIN or banking passwords
- arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
- ask for documentation to prove your identity, such as a passport or utility bills
If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to email@example.com Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726, which is free of charge.
If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk
- TELEPHONE SCAMS Please find a very useful little booklet of phone scams to help people be more aware of Them.
Justice & Peace
Westminster has become an accredited Fairtrade Diocese
The Justice and Peace Group share some good news:
In the February E-Bulletin we shared the good news that Westminster has become an accredited Fairtrade Diocese.
That means over half of our communities are registered as Fairtrade Parishes, along with a number of Catholic Schools in the Diocese. We want to thank everyone who played a part in getting the awards for your Parishes and sustaining a commitment to fair trading for small farmers worldwide over many, many years.
The St Vincent de Paul Society have assembled nearly 12,000 packs for the homeless and have distributed them throughout England and Wales. Each Vinnie Pack contains a thermal hat, thermal gloves two pairs of thermal socks, toothpaste, toothbrush, wet wipes, Pavement magazine, pen and information sheet and 5,000 of the packs have a reusable face mask included. The contents of each Vinnie Pack cost around £3.50 and donations to sponsor packs would be most welcome. Donations can be transferred to SVP Vinnie Packs, a/c 46088237 sort code 60-60-04 or cheques made out to SVP can be sent to Vinnie Packs, PO Box 72264, London SW1P 9EZ .
Any assistance is really appreciated, Best wishes
Siobhán, SVP Vinnie Pack Project