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Little Miss Homeless

A short story detailing a homeless woman’s journey written and illustrated by Harriet Earle-Brown. Harriet is currently doing her PHD at University of Exeter, her research focuses on homeless women and so the inspiration for this book came from there. The story outlines Little Miss Homeless’ journey into homelessness and the importance of gendered approach…

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NOAH to work with Local Council to provide English Classes

‘The Government has awarded £188,663.28 to Bedford Borough council to help deliver services for ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) through 2020-21. The funding is part of a nationwide initiative by MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) to facilitate 345 free community based classes in speaking, listening, reading and writing.’ ‘The Council will…

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NOAH Speaks to The Tablet

NOAH Enterprise’s Welfare Centre was able to speak with The Tablet to update them on the latest change in homelessness and what challenges we have been faced with since lockdown and what the next stages are in supporting rough sleepers off the streets: “Noah Enterprise, a member of the Catholic Social Action Network, has worked…

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School’s in Session!

The day we had to close the doors of the Academy for the welfare of our learners was a sad day for all of us here at NOAH. Although we have kept moving with our online classes, nothing will beat being with our learners in person. For this reason we have worked hard to get…

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Volunteering During a Pandemic (Terrie’s Story)

“I have volunteered with NOAH for nearly 4 years now. When the lockdown was actioned, I contacted NOAH straight away as I work for the local airport and lots of people were being furloughed  and would have extra time on their hands. Although I wasn’t furloughed myself, my hours were reduced, so when NOAH asked…

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Eamon’s Story (Learner’s Case Study)

“I wanted to thank NOAH for a really enjoyable and productive workshop the last 3 weeks! Before I started the course, I was aware I may be covering some previous knowledge and experience with mindfulness but the course has shown me that you can ‘teach a dog new tricks’. There is always more learning to…

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Angie’s Story (Volunteer Case Study)

“I first started volunteering at NOAH Academy in February 2019 after leaving the civil service. I had lots of time on my hands so I wanted to fill out my days with something constructive. I had always wanted to volunteer but unfortunately working full time meant that I was unable to. I decided that I…

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New medical centre lands at NOAH!

A new medical centre has arrived at NOAH Welfare Centre in Park St. This will enable visiting GP’s to administer essential medical interventions to rough sleepers and vulnerable adults that NOAH supports. Enabling both health and well-being support when the centre is reopened.

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O’Connor hands over the reign

Today marks a significant milestone in the life of NOAH Enterprise. Back in 2000 a new Chief Executive took the helm, his name was Jim O’Connor. Over the following 20 years he has dedicated his heart and soul to creating the best possible service for the betterment of those in need in Bedfordshire. On the…

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