Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Quakers Homeless Action working with The Pilion Trust.

Quakers Homeless Action (QHA) announced today that they will be working in partnership with the Pilion Trust at their Quaker Open Christmas Shelter 2007.

The shelter will be based at the Union Chapel in Islington's Upper Street and will be open over the Christmas Period from the 23rd December to 30th December 2007, helping the homeless and disadvantaged to have somewhere to go and celebrate the festive season that isn't on the cold London streets.

The Pilion Trust will be delivering a substance misuse and mental health service for those vulnerable guests who are in need of support and guidance.

If you are free and would like to help the QHA, please visit there website: www.quaker.org.uk and apply to be a volunteer and support the work that Quakers deliver to the homeless while making a difference in the life of those less fortunate.

(There is training available to support you in helping those in need)

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Pilion Trust and City Lit sign training agreement for NVQ qualification for ex drug users

Pilion Trust and City Lit signed agreements yesterday to work in partnership in delivering NVQ qualified training to ex service users who wish to work as Outreach Worker, Group Workers and Substance Misuse Worker.

This partnership means that ex drug and alcohol users will be able to complete training placements with the Pilion Trust while completing their education with City Lit and will be able to join the workforce and sustain themselves independently.

The first students will be inducted from October 2007.

For more information about training and course go to the City Lit Website.

Monday, 17 September 2007

Drug and Alcohol Training

Pilion Trust in partnership with Unleash Housing Justice for the homeless are running a day long training in drug and alcohol awareness. The training is free for members of Unleash and for Voluntary agencies.

The Training is on Thursday 4th October 2007 from 9:30am to 4:30pm in London SW1.

For more information please e-mail alistair.murray@housingjustice.org.uk or info@housingjustice.org.uk or call on 020 7723-7273

Friday, 17 August 2007

Enhanced Community Outreach - ECO

Pilion Trust has been commissioned by the Multi Agency Geographical Partnership Initiatives in Islington to work alongside the SNT and Safer Neighbourhood Teams across the Borough supporting vulnerable people who are rough sleeping and have substance misuse issues and cannot access treatment.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

PREMIER LEAGUE - 'Creating Chances'

Barclays Bank in connection with the Premier League Football Clubs, announced on the 31 July 2007, that Arsenal Football Club chose the Pilion Trust as one of the charities/ good causes to support.

Arsenal Football Club were particularly impressed with the application and the work that the Pilion Trust has been involved in supporting homeless people with Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health issues improve their quality of life by reducing or stopping their drug and alcohol use.

In the last 6-months over 26 people have engaged in treatment pathways and are no longer using or dependant on drugs and alcohol.

The award is a grant of £ 2,000.00 for the Pilion Trust to use on publicity and promotion of their work.

If you are interested in supporting the Pilion Trust as have the Football League and Arsenal contact Jacqui on 020 7700-2498.

Well Mens Clinic - Good Health is Wealth

This weeks EC1 Ne Deal Well Men's Clinic will be held at St. Luke's Centre, Central Street EC1, from 1:30pm and goes on to 3:30pm.

So, if you are a male aged between 18 and 50 and would like a health check and information about GP practises and Islington Services please come down and speak to one of the Team.

The service is a private and confidential one and the assessment takes about 20mins.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our clinics.

Monday, 16 July 2007

Help Support the Pilion Trust and its work

People regularly ask how they maybe able to help and support the work that is carried out by the Pilion. The Management Committee have looked at possible options and they have suggested the following:

1. Donate your time: Become a Volunteers or Befriender and support the staff and clients
through giving of your time and expertise.
2. Donate a space: If you have empty buildings or houses that can be used as temporary shelter for the homeless please contact us.
3. Donate goods: If you have household goods that could be given to homeless people who

are moving into a new home and don't have any funds for furniture etc., recycle your goods and help another.
4. Donate money: Gift money to the organisation to continue with their work with the homeless and vulnerble. (make cheques payable to The Pilion Trust)

Contact us at: 8 Clarendon Buildings, 25 Horsell Road, London N5 1XL.

Working with Working Women

The Pilion Trust is currently delivering in partnership with New Horizon's, N7 and SHOC a night time Outreach Service for working women with drug and alcohol problems. This initiative works across 3 Inner London Boroughs. They include Islington, Hackney and Haringey.

The Team engage with the women and support them with advice on safer sex, STDs, Harm reduction on drug use and sign post the women to treatment and support services.

Thursday, 12 July 2007

Outreach Service in Islington

The Pilion Trust delivers an Enhanced Outreach Service in partnership with St. Mungo's, N7 and Women's Outreach Service.

The multi discipinary team works on the streets of Islington working with the homeless, street population, working girls etc who do not, or, cannot recieve a service through mainstream services.

The service offers harm minimisation advice, harm reduction and information about accessing treatment. The service also offers advice on housing, benefits, skills, education, training, employment, advocacy for legal issues etc.

Well Men's Clinic EC1 New Deal for Communities

The Government's health authority has found that under 40% of men aged 18 to 50 years of age have registered with a Gp practise to look at their health and wellbeing.

EC1 New Deal for Communities has commissioned a partnership between EC1 General Practises, Islington PCT Smoking Cessation and the Pilion Trust to deliver over the next year an outreach clinic for men who live in the EC1 Area.

The clinics take place every Wednesday between 4:30pm and 7pm. They are at a different location each week. These include your local TMO Offices, Housing Offices, Day Centres, Community Centres, Shopping Centres and Local Buisnesses. Details are published each month in the EC1 NDC Newletter, displayed at your local GP Surgery, and in advance at the location.