Helen met with Revd Canon Anna Norman-Walker at St. Leonard's church in the heart of Streatham recently to hear about all the work that the church community is doing.
Helen commented "It was fascinating to see all the work that the whole church community is doing to help homeless people, support young people as well as launching new eco-initiatives"
St. Leonard's church is located in the heart of our community right in the centre of Streatham and has seen at first hand the problems of homelessness on our streets. The Church was involved in foundation of the Spires charity for Homeless and Disadvantaged People in the area.
The Liberal Democrat Manifesto pledges include a pledge to end rough sleeping within five years through various measures including introducing a 'Somewhere Safe to Stay' legal duty to ensure all those at risk are provided with emergency accommodation and an assessment of their needs.
More information about the Spires charity can be found on http://www.spires.org.uk/