In addition to the night shelter, the NEWway team also provides a number of day time services and opportunities.
Mondays we offer our extended NEWday centre at Stratford Salvation Army (1 Paul St, Stratford, E15 4QB) from 8:30am to 2:30pm,. Monday guests have support with a c/o address, finances, accessing eligible benefits, with Job Search and employment, training to get online and using computers, taking care of health and well-being, referrals to emergency shelters & hostels, advice on Private Rented options, referrals to London Borough of Newham - Homeless Prevention & Advice Service, signposting to other specialists.
Tuesdays we offer an appointment only service at the Salvation Army above. These appointments follow on work done on a Monday.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays guests are invited to the Salvation Army East Ham (42 Wakefield Street, East Ham, E6 1NQ), a place of purpose and belonging. Opening from 8:30am to 2:30pm. We offer free access to showers, internet, laundry facilities and a lunch. We also run workshops aimed at helping members find work and have professionals on hand to provide debt, welfare and housing advice. There are also ESOL and computer literacy classes, referrals to addiction support, health check ups and sports. Later appointments are available by prior arrangements.
Additionally, on Wednesdays we invite guests to join Bonny Downs' Community lunch from 12-2pm with free meals served using surplus food donated by local businesses.
In January 2019, our new 'Active 4 Life' project will run in partnership with Bonny Downs Community Association, NEWway Project and Caritas Anchor House. The brand new Sport England funded programme delivers free Walking Football, Yoga, Football, Circuit Training, Table Tennis, mentoring and more to help local adults effected by homelessness and food poverty to get active and achieve their personal goals. For more details, please go to www.bonnydowns.org/sports.
Saturday and Monday mornings our friends at Bridges Homeless Support invite all local rough sleepers to enjoy a free cooked breakfast in Memorial Church, Barking Road E13 8AL, from 8:00am to 11:30am.
We also have a volunteering programme where local rough sleepers can gain new skills, boost their employability and give back to the community through placements in venues across the borough including community cafes.