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Investors in People Silver Status

We are delighted to announce that NOAH has been awarded silver status accreditation in Investors in People. Investors in People is an internationally recognised standard for people management. It reflects the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to be a truly top performing business. As an organisation, IiP operates internationally in over 70 countries….

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2017/2018 Emergency Winter Shelter Report

The 10th NOAH Winter Shelter was open for 58 nights between 12th November 2017 and 20th March 2018 where temperatures fell below 0°c or other very poor weather conditions prevailed such as extreme wind chill conditions and/or freezing rain. Overall the shelter accommodated 130 people (94 last year) of 12 different nationalities and provided 1,182…

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Housing First – an innovative approach to homelessness

Housing First, has had considerable success in Canada and America, as well as Denmark, Finland and France – is being rolled out in Luton. Successful pilots are already operating in Newcastle, London, the Midlands and Greater Manchester as well as in Wales and Scotland. Surveys show the high success rate of this initiative: almost three…

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Irish Ambassador visits NOAH Enterprise’s Furniture Store

Irish Ambassador visits NOAH Enterprise’s Furniture Store Jim O’Connor MBE, NOAH’s CEO, was delighted to welcome His Excellency, Adrian O’Neill, Ambassador of Ireland, to NOAH Enterprise. In the midst of a concentrated visit to Luton, the Ambassador had called upon Luton Borough Council, the Irish Forum and, latterly, dropped in to see an important aspect…

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Hundreds of litres of soup for those who are sleeping rough

Hundreds of litres of soup was delivered to those who were sleeping rough thanks to the work of schools and businesses in Luton. Ferrars Junior School, Beech Hill, Pirton Hill and Downside Primary School, NOAH Enterprise, Roland Allen Ltd and Sparshotts Fruiterers worked together on the idea to help the homeless. Brian Herbert, Business Manager…

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Unique community shop for Lewsey Farm

A unique community shop serving a dual purpose has opened in Lewsey Farm. It aims to provide low cost furniture, fashions and bric-a-brac to the local community, with all profits going towards helping the homeless. It’s the fourth in NOAH Enterprise’s growing retail operation and will be open Monday to Saturday, from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Chief…

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Generous donation from the Screwfix Foundation

NOAH Enterprise, based in Luton, is celebrating after being awarded £5,000 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need. Jim O’Connor, the Chief Executive of NOAH Enterprise, said: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating…

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Migration Support Grant Award

NOAH Enterprise is delighted to announce that in partnership with Luton Borough Council (LBC) we have won a grant from Government to help rough sleepers The grant has been awarded through LBC from the department for communities and local government (DCLG) in the sum of £310,940 for a migrant rough sleeping initiative. The scheme will…

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Street drinker programme will help Luton

NOAH Enterprise will continue its street drinking outreach programme in Luton after the project was commissioned by Luton Borough Council The programme involves two outreach workers whose role is to help disadvantaged and vulnerable people off the streets and tackle anti-social behaviour, street drinking and begging. In September last year, Luton BID awarded NOAH Enterprise…

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Jackie and Friends Get On Their Bikes For NOAH

Local fitness instructor Jackie Neufville owner of Fittville UK Ltd got over 68 cycling fanatics on their bikes at Lewsey Sports Centre last Saturday to raise funds for local homeless charity NOAH Enterprise. Each of the participants cycled from 1-6 hours covering many hundreds of miles during the course of the day. The centre hosted…

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