Last night was two sided and our 2nd biggest night with 257 served. Kings Cross had a lot less rough sleepers than the previous night. The talk on the street was they’d been moved onto hotels and cabs had been picking people up. If this is the case then great news.
But on this same night our Soho/Embankment team was busier than ever serving 140 homeless and meeting about 170. The hope is that the people normally sleeping rough at Kings Cross haven’t just been cleared out from one borough move onto another. We’ll try to find out more tonight.
Hope is diminishing for many out there as they keep waiting for that call about a hotel room. We are also hearing of people not wishing to be isolated in a hotel room being allowed out for only 30 mins a day (the daily allowance is what we are being told, not a fact we have verified).
Sadly our founding partner Glass Door has decided to exit this project as of next Thursday 23 Apr. This throws up some significant challenges which are being worked through now. One thing is clear, we need volunteer drivers who either have a van or can drive a van. Please come forward if this is of interest. We will find solutions and don’t expect any interruption to our daily efforts.
Penny’s faithful,trusted trolley, featured below, sadly lost it’s life tonight after all the hard graft on the streets of London. This tardis held meals as well as clothing and shoes Penny distributed to the homeless, We wish it well in trolley heaven. It deserves a rest.