Joel Community Services

Joel Community Services

Charity information

Joel Community Services

The Joel Community Trust 253030 (now registered as Joel Community Services as a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee) launched the 3-phase project in November 2010. Aiming to put HOME back into homelessness we provide food, friendship and shelter to people experiencing homelessness at the same time making long-term interventions through partnering with specialized local charitable organisations.
We are the only widely available provision for single homeless men and women in the Kingston area

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    Joel Community Services opened Kingston's first ever, all year round Night Shelter for homeless people.
    We have sought to accomplish the development of the project by extending and re-furbishing the church hall (gifted to Joel) at St Peter’s Church to provide, in three phases:
    i) 10 bed Night shelter (already established in March 2014)
    ii) 4 bed extension to the Night Shelter and functional offices for KCAH (Completed in Autumn 2016)
    iii) Supported move-on accommodation, including building on-site accommodation and a resource center (before the end of 2018).

    We provide a holistic environment in which guests are supported through their journey out of homelessness; guests are provided with a tailor made bespoke care plan, and by being involved in the day to day running and cleaning of the shelter we assist our guests in gaining life skills, such as preparing meals and taking care of personal hygiene, therefore becoming more able to sustain a tenancy.

  • Aims

    Joel Community Services aims to:

    • THE RELIEF OF POVERTY BY THE PROVISION OF A NIGHT SHELTER AND OTHER CONNECTED SERVICES FOR PERSONS WHO ARE DEEMED HOMELESS OR IN NEED OF SUCH ASSISTANCE
  • Overview

    Established: September 2010

    Registered Charity Number: 1163741

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 75

    Phone number: 07393 873355

    Address: St Peter’s Church, London Road, Kingston KT2 6QL

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