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Help in crisis, hope for life

We are a charity with community at its heart. We are dedicated to helping vulnerable individuals overcome personal crises, and the community at large build stronger bonds.

 

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How we help

Our services are available to anyone in the community who needs support. They include:

Find shelter, food and support.

Opening times: Mon-Fri. 9am-11am.

 

Get advice from our case workers and medical support from our community nurse.

Opening times:

Care and support: Monday-Friday 9am-11am

Nursing service: Monday and Wednesday 9am-11am

Learn new skills in our Roots and Works of Love groups that can help you flourish in life with confidence or support you towards employment.

Please Note:  Our Roots programme is currently closed – please check back for further updates in due course.

Over 200 local front line care agencies refer to the Richmond Foodbank, part of the national Trussell Trust foodbanks. Due to Covid we are also operating a delivery service to the borough from our Hampton depot.

Opening times at the Vineyard: Monday and Thursday 12:30-16:30. 


Other times and drop-in distribution centres : see website

contact: foodbank@vineyardcommunity.org

Donate and purchase used goods to our charity shop and new pop-up shop.

New Pop-up shop

21 Paradise Rd, Richmond TW9 1SA

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00

In-house charity shop

The Vineyard, Richmond TW10 6AQ

Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 16:00

 

Please note we only accept donations at our in-house charity shop.

Drop by for lunch or afternoon tea.

Monday-Friday 12:30-16:30

 

Enrol and learn both basic and expert sewing skills and earn an AQA accreditation.

Please contact WOLsewing@vineyardcommmunity.org
for future course dates.

Real stories

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Overcoming crisis

We have broad experience helping people tackle all manner of personal crises, including:

  • Addictions
  • Loneliness
  • Mental health problems
  • Homelessness
  • Financial issues

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There are dozens of ways you can help us, from running a fundraiser to volunteering on our site.

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Why we exist

Richmond is known as an affluent borough but it’s also home to thousands of vulnerable people. We help these individuals in times of personal crisis and along the road to recovery. We also strengthen our community by widely engaging with local volunteer and corporate support to help us in this work.

Richmond in crisis

  • There were 3,985 rough sleepers in the capital at the end of 2019, a 26% increase on 2018
  • In the last quarter of 2019, 52 were recorded in Richmond, of which 27% were women. 23 were new rough sleepers

Source: Chain-reports

  • Richmond Foodbank has over 2,500 annual referrals from over 200 front-line care agencies
  • The average weekly income of people referred to foodbanks is just £50 after housing costs
  • Almost 20% of people had no income at all in the month before visiting
  • Almost three-quarters of people at foodbanks have a health condition
  • 22% of people at food banks are single parents – compared to 5% in the UK population

Source: The Trussel Trust Nov 2019

For an in depth review of social needs in the London borough of Richmond see the independent report:
On the Edge

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