LHF funds Brent Volunteers
The LHF worked with volunteers in Brent to set up new services that clients said they needed.
- LIFT (homeless charity)
- £15,000 and consultancy support
- Period: May 2009 – 2011
LIFT, with the help of LHF funding and consultancy support, has transformed itself from a Brent-based, council-funded agency to one covering a wider area with more diverse funding, now able to innovate and market its expanding range of services.
Following this transition B-3/BSAFE, part of LIFT, won the 2012 Andy Ludlow award for Best Use of Volunteers for work with volunteers in Brent.
B-3 is a group of volunteers in Brent that meets weekly to discuss the risks and problems of alcohol and drug abuse. They have had a significant impact on local services and community life but now they run a project helping ex drug addicts and homeless people.
The Saturday drop in service (BSAFE) run by B-3 offers a safe space to get food, advice and friendship. BSAFE is entirely managed by volunteers. They also provide an outreach service, visiting those with drug and alcohol problems in their homes.