Could this be a viable option to address our homeless crisis?

Two months ago my husband Charlie O’Sullivan (aka Mr Canni) told me about an thought he had to turn this disused warehouse which hadn’t been touched considering the fact that the 60’s, into a short-term homeless shelter with the owner’s, Mark Fitzpatrick, permission. I did not totally appreciate at the time that this was going to be the initial of its type that would be regarded as ‘legal’ if he could make it come about.

Quickly forward two months and while it hasn’t been plain sailing it has just been signed off as protected to open its doors to 15 guests and up to 60 if we have any much more snow.

An army of volunteers and organisations such as Street Kitchen have rallied round, as properly as the neighborhood neighborhood, by way of Nextdoor, to deck this location out with a totally functioning kitchen, toilets, showers electrics and so a great deal much more. With committed funding from the GLA and neighborhood councils, donations have been flooding in of cloths, rugs, meals, bedding, sofas, fridges and even a candle which appears like a Bakewell tart!

Right here is the most current write-up and we hope there will be much more to come now that it is going to be officially opened.

While I have been on the sidelines of this project, I have been really touched and impressed at how everybody has rallied collectively and it just proves individuals want to aid and will when they know how!

On the left is Charles O’Sullivan whose thought this was and on the correct is Mark Fitzpatrick the warehouse owner and yes that is JC in the middle, when they got the possibility to inform him all about this pilot and we only hope that it could possibly grow to be 1 element of the a great deal necessary answer to address our each increasing homelessness crisis. Verify out the video of the project here

 

At the Canni Household we often mentioned we wanted to do much more than sell Cannabis oil we hoped to have a social influence as folks and ultimately as a enterprise. Properly the Canni Hound has performed his bit as a Therapy dog so Mrs Canni greater get on with her bit now……to be continued.

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