Monday, 24 March 2008

Pilion Trust received confirmation of National Lottery Awards entry.

The Pilion Trust received notification on the 19th March 2008, that the charity has been entered in the National Lottery Awards 2008.

Dolores Steadman (CHAIR of the Pilion Trust)... 'welcomed the recognition from the Lottery Board of the work and achievements over the last 12 months of the staff and volunteers in ensuring a safe treatment pathway for the vulnerable and homeless clients who have complex needs.

We look forward to hearing the outcome later in the year'

Friday, 21 March 2008


The Pilion Trust have been awarded Community Chest Funding in Islington to continue the work of the Islington ECO Project - 'Enhanced Community Outreach' which focuses on vulnerable homeless people and families in Islington with complex needs.

The additional funding will assist the Team in working more days on the streets of Islington and with partner agencies like St. Mungo's, Cranstoun, Turning Point, The Manna Centre, Safer Neighbourhood Teams, Street Wardens, DART and ART teams to advocate and support the vulnerable to access appropriate treatment, healthcare and housing.

VOYSSI - 'A meeting place of many voices'

Voyssi is a new pilot initiative funded by Islington Drug and Alcohol Team to support the multi-cultural and diverse community that Islington has to support its people in gaining faster and more appropriate access to drug and alcohol treatment and mental health services.

Over 32 community organisations including race, ethicity, disabililty, gender, age, youth, women, faith and belief groups have taken part in the initial programme and in April 2008, Voyssi will run a series of conferences to enable, empower and training staff and volunteers from these organisations how to support, advise and refer people into services across the Borough.

For more information please contact Georgina Gavriel - Project Co-ordinator on 020 7700-2498. The conferences are free to all multi-cultural groups in the Borough of Islington.