New centre for homeless people offers housing, health facilities and job training all on one site
Yesterday (Tuesday 12 July) saw the re-launch of Endsleigh Gardens, a Camden Adult Pathway centre run by St Mungo’s, providing housing, health and employment training services to single homeless people.
Following a major £2.5m transformation, the 48-bed centre, near Euston, is now a state-of-the-art service that brings housing, health, and work programmes together under one roof.
All 48 bedrooms are now en suite and arranged in clusters that share modern kitchen facilities. Six of the bedrooms are designated as Hospital Discharge Network beds, where single homeless people who have spent time in local hospitals or other Pathway services, but require ongoing nursing care can receive this for a 12 week period.
The basement has been upgraded to a multi-skills workshop that will enable more clients from the centre and Pathway services to gain valuable construction skills, including bricklaying, painting and decorating, and begin their journey back to work.
The new facilities also include a café, computer area, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, as well as changing rooms for men and women doing construction courses, and improved offices.
Councillor Pat Callaghan, Cabinet Member for Housing, who attended the event said: “It’s great to see that the refurbishment of this hostel has turned it into a unique centre, which brings a range of services to homeless people all on one site. The improvements at Endsleigh Gardens will mean staff can help residents even more to focus on their strengths and gain valuable skills which will enable them to look towards the future.
The Camden Adult Pathway provides high quality accommodation and support in a wide variety of hostels and supported housing services around the borough. This transformed centre is the result of great partnership working between Camden Council, St Mungo’s, the GLA and health services, to offer residents the high quality services they need all under one roof.”