Meeting a Need

Southall is a vibrant and diverse multicultural community; it has particularly strong links to the Indian Subcontinent and continually attracts many new visitors and residents.

A very small minority of these newcomers or those experiencing major life problems can find themselves homeless and sleeping on the streets.

Homelessness is a growing problem in Southall along with many other areas of London and the UK, with the rising cost of living continuing to contribute to the problem.

However, the individuals that are homeless in Southall do not always fit the profile of rough sleepers elsewhere in the UK – most do not have access to public funds for benefits and are unable to get out of their desperate situation leading to a spiral of despair, hopelessness and frequently addiction.