Café Together launches in Chiswick offering a free hot meal

Image above: the Café Together team, local councillors and council officers will be present at events

Chiswick Cafe will be open every Monday until 27 February

Local charity Café Together have launched a new site in Chiswick, following a successful run at Hounslow Methodist Church.

The charity, which provides free meals, company and assistance to people who need help, will be open every Monday at St Michael’s Church in Chiswick (W4 3DZ) on Monday evenings from 9 January at 6.30pm to 8.30pm until 27 February.

Another site will open in Isleworth on Wednesday 11 January, at St John’s Church TW7 6NY) and will open on every then on at Wednesday at 6.30pm to 8.30pm until 22 February.

Café Together is part of The Shelter Project Hounslow, a collective of west London churches that originally came together in January 2012 to provide respite care for rough sleepers over the harshest months of the winter.

The charity provides free meals, company and assistance to people who need help, whether they are facing homelessness, struggling with finances, loneliness or any other challenges.

In addition to a warm meal and the opportunity to have a friendly chat with the Café Together team, local councillors and council officers will also be present at events to help offer practical advice on a range of issues.

Loneliness, financial worries and rough sleeping still a “major concern” for many

The Shelter Project Hounslow launched Café Together in June 2022 to support those in the local community who need comfort, support or help.

Pre-COVID, The Shelter Project Hounslow ran night shelters for homeless men in west London but, with new legislation for local councils and evolving needs within the community, the charity has now adapted to work alongside other agencies and charities, introducing rough sleepers to organisations who may be able to give them additional support, whatever challenges they may be facing.

Jennifer Corbin, Chairman of the Hounslow Shelter Project, said:

“Loneliness, financial worries and rough sleeping are still a major concern to far too many, and our aim to help those who need support, either with a free warm meal and friendly chat or by offering more practical advice on local services available to them”

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