August 2019
Inter-generational Fun Run 2019


For the Mayor of Redbridge's Appeal 2019/2020,  Imagine and HLP are bringing an Inter-generational Fun run to Ilford on 26th Aug from 11am to 1pm.

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August 2018
Press Release: Rough Sleeper Death outside Lynton House, Redbridge 

 HLP are saddened and distressed by another client death and are calling for something to be done to prevent further deaths of rough sleepers in Redbridge. 

Please click here to read the Press Release (in PDF format).



December 2016
M&S Ilford donates £1000 to The Welcome Project 


Employees at Marks & Spencer (M&S) Ilford were awarded £1000 from the Essex Regional Management team to donate to their charity of the year 'The Welcome Project', a local charity that supports the homeless in the community, after winning "Best Fundraiser" at the M&S Pride Awards.  

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June 2016
You can now donate to HLP via your mobile phone!


You can now send us a donation on your mobile phone via the JustTextGiving service in conjunction with Vodafone. 

To Donate simply text WELL26£1 / £2 / £5 / £10 to 70070

100% of your donation will help the Homeless.

December 2015
Client story -Kerstin

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This story has been written by Kirsten and she read it out to other clients in a group session to encourage them.

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October 2015

Volunteer Carlene Grant gets certificate from Mayor of London

carleneCarlene Grant (affectionately known by all as ‘Aunty’ Carlene) has been with the Welcome Project since October 2003 and during that time has fulfilled a number of volunteering roles. In September 2015 Carlene was shortlisted in the Team London Awards for the ‘My Community Category’ for exemplary contribution to Volunteering.  She went up to City Hall where she was presented with a certificate signed by the Mayor of London.

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July 2015

Guest blog by Muzammil about how the Welcome Project helped transform his life


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28th May 2015

Ursula Standen, our Volunteer Co-ordinator talks to The Recorder about the benefits of volunteering

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March 2015

Check out this photogallery from out Take Five Cooks Fundraiser


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Feb 2015

On Thursday 26th March, a group of prestigious chefs will be taking over Rouge Restaurant at Redbridge College to raise money for The Welcome Project and Home Start


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11th Dec 2014
The Ilford Recorder publishes an article about The Welcome Centre Festive Craft Fair

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February 2017
Visit of H.R.H Duke of Kent to the Welcome Centre 

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His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent dropped into the Welcome Centre, Ilford, this morning.Prince Edward praised the hardworking staff, volunteers and clients at the “excellent” day centre.  

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November 2016
HLP's charity video has been entered for an award - please vote!


Our film has been entered into the 2017 charity film awards – this is the first time this has been run and it’s been created to celebrate the success of film in fundraising and to increase the exposure of charity films and to encourage further donations.  

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April 2016
Big Yellow to the rescue!


Our thanks and gratitude to Big Yellow, Gants Hill, Ilford, who have been a real answer to our storage needs...

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November 2015
Mayespark Primary School donates to The Welcome Centre


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August 2015

City Bridge Fund - Hope For Tomorrow. 

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We received funding from the City of London Corporation’s Charity, City Bridge Trust and we are coming to the end of our first year. It has been a positive and beneficial year in which we have been able to directly support 153 clients! The purpose of the funding is to improve access to services for those experiencing mental health illness, anxiety or depression. The work is led through our Nurse led clinic and runs alongside a range of activities such as; formal and informal counselling, massage therapy and health assessments.

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June 2015

Guest blog by Tina about why she volunteers at The Welcome Project


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21st May 2015
HLP talks to The Ilford Recorder about housing availiable in Redbridge

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12th Mar 2015
HLP invites Laura Burnip from the Ilford Recorder to the Welcome Centre

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8th Jan 2015
HLP talks to The Ilford Recorder about their thoughts on Redbridge Council's proposals to house people in 'container-type structures'.


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11th Dec 2014
HLP talks to The Ilford Recorder about the rise in rough sleepers registered at The Welcome Centre

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