The Endeavour Centre at Sherborne House is an innovative space that combines help in crisis situations with support for those young people who are rebuilding their lives. The building contains the national headquarters for Depaul UK, and also provides a hub for Depaul’s award-winning Nightstop service – Britain’s only national network for emergency accommodation for young people.
James Murray, London’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, and The Duchess of Norfolk, Patron of Depaul International, jointly cut the ribbon to officially open the centre in Decima Street, Southwark on 24th May.
Mr Murray said: “It shames our city that homelessness and rough sleeping in London have risen so much in recent years. We need to work together to support people who are at risk of ending up on the streets, and so I very much welcome Depaul’s efforts to help young people in crisis find somewhere safe to sleep, and their new Endeavour Centre, which will provide a safe haven for young people to access the support and advice they need.”
Depaul UK CEO Martin Houghton-Brown said: “No young person should ever have to sleep in an unsafe place. The creation of the Endeavour Centre in London means that not only has Nightstop, with its brilliant offer of a safe bed for young people in crisis, got a base, but that young people who would otherwise be at risk on the streets can have somewhere safe to be during the day.
“Young people who need Depaul’s help in a homelessness crisis and who live in our accommodation will be able to use the centre to connect with the community, learning how to be active, creative, emotionally stable and how to get into education or employment.”
Please contact Jason Eades at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in the UK and would like to visit the Endeavour Centre.
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