Shepherds Bush Families Project & Children’s Centre (SBFP&CC) is a local charity based in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
On 7th February at the Vue Cinema in Westfield London the charity will be screening the award-winning film I, Daniel Blake in order to raise awareness of the plight of families who are homeless and those families and individuals struggling with the impact of universal credit. The two often go hand in hand and the impact of Universal Credit thresholds, payment waiting time and unfair sanctions can often lead to family homelessness.
The number of households living in temporary accommodation has risen by 11% over the past 3 years according to Shelter, with over 85 000 children living in temporary accommodation across London only. Families are often the hidden face of homelessness.
Homelessness isn’t only about sleeping rough on the streets. Housing insecurity and homelessness cover a wide range of situations. Many homeless people have a roof over their heads without having a proper home, because where they live is temporary, insecure, overcrowded, unsanitary or unsafe.
“At SBFP&CC we help families who have unmet housing needs and suffer social and economic hardship. We do this by working directly with infants, children and young people and their parents through a range of daytime activities, to meet their emotional and practical needs”, Tina Mayers, CEO.
Prior to the movie screening there will be a drinks reception where you will have the chance to find out more about SBFP&CC services over a glass of wine and canapés. For tickets, please check the charity’s eventbrite page as this takes you there immediately.
If you wish to support SBFP&CC further, you can purchase raffle tickets for as little as £1, with prizes such as vouchers from Belstaff, Westfield, Sainsburys, The Bush Theatre, K-West Hotel&Spa, Lacoste, Montblanc, Aspinal, Waitrose etc. To purchase a raffle ticket, or get more information about ways to support this vital work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Beatrice@sbfp.org.
Location: Vue Cinema, Westfield London, Shepherds Bush, Ariel Way, London, W12 7GF
Date: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Ticket price: £6