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Homeless people in Luton to receive flu vaccinations

A project to help homeless people in Luton receive flu vaccinations commences this week, when a team of health care professionals join forces to hold flu prevention drop-in clinics at a welfare centre for the homeless. Following the success of last year’s flu prevention clinics, this year’s drop-in sessions are being held at the NOAH…

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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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Homelessness Reduction Act

The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) The HRA is the most radical change to homelessness legislation in England for over forty years. What will the Homelessness Reduction Act try to do? Improve advice and information available about homelessness and the prevention of homelessness Extend the assessment period where someone is ‘threatened with homelessness’ from 28 days…

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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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