Neighbours in Faith follow up meeting

A second meeting for faith groups responding to social need locally took place at Hounslow Civic Centre in November.  It was opened by the current Mayor of Hounslow Councillor Ajmer Grewel.  She shared her passion for the work which faith groups do.  She would very much like to visit projects and be kept informed.

Information was provided by Meena Patel of Southall Black Sisters on services for women subject to domestic violence; by Eamon Rooke from Volunteering Hounslow who can provide training, volunteers for projects and for trustee roles; and by Bahzad Brifkani on housing support for homeless people.  Tom Gillum gave background to a meeting the next day for anyone interested in hearing more about the current refugee crisis and what we here in Hounslow can do.

Below is a link to the report of the first meeting in April, followed by contact lists for services for needy people including out of hours were circulated.





The final link below is to a short You-tube film London is Open, which was shown at the meeting.  It comprises clips of places of worship from a wide range of faiths in central London making clear that despite everything, faith groups are open and welcoming, not closed and fearful.  An inspiration for the work that we do!