Belfast And Lisburn Community Project is a nonpartisan organisation in Northern Ireland committed to preventing and ending homelessness in our community and to support family in need. helps people in housing need by providing advice and practical assistance.
We believe that a decent secure home is a fundamental right and essential to the health and well-being of people and communities.
Our approach is tailored to the people and our community. Wherever we work, we do so with common values and the same respect for each person we meet.
Our work ranges from providing safe shelter, accommodation, food and health services to helping people affected by homelessness receive the education, employment and social services they need.
Provides immediate practical support to the homeless and vulnerable
Offers support in a respectful, compassionate and non-judgemental way
Empowers people to rebuild their lives
Partners with other agencies to support positive change, accommodation and a new, sustainable lifestyle.
We provide Northern Ireland’s homeless with care packages, including food, sleeping bags, clothing, and other items essential for decent and dignified…
We help with form filling to people who need help with filling out forms and other paperwork.
We offer support to help people tackle all kinds of issues such as rent arrears, benefits issues, and social isolation.
We hold regular events and meetings to help raise awareness of the homelessness situation in Northern Ireland.
Our work is to get the homeless of the streets for Good..
We have an Assertive Outreach Team who go out onto the streets of Belfast and Lisburn, to help people off the streets and into accommodation.
The service works assertively with:
- All rough sleepers
- Those insecurely housed and at immediate risk of rough sleeping
- Those leading street-based lifestyles which may involve begging and street-drinking
Our outreach team pro-actively identifies rough sleepers through regular outreach sessions and responds swiftly to local reports of people sleeping rough or engaged in street-based activity. It takes a multi-agency and person-centred approach to supporting people off the streets and into appropriate accommodation and services, as quickly as possible.
We seeks to secure a rapid, supported re-connection for rough sleepers who are not from the local area. It actively works with the whole community to improve the lives of rough sleepers, increase understanding and awareness of rough sleeping and reduce anti-social behaviour and to improve the environment.
Walk INN Shelter support those facing homelessness, those that do not have recourse to public fund for assistant by the council. emergency accommodation are provided in our shelter. We are now in need to extend our shelter has hour service users have increased and we are finding it difficult to help the most vulnerable in our community.
Walk INN Food bank is an Independently run Food bank by Belfast And Lisburn Community Project, we have no affiliation or support from Belfast City Council and Lisburn And Castlereagh Council. our Charity Food bank is here to help the homeless, individuals and families in crisis by providing free emergency food as well as support until the appropriate agencies are in a position to assist.
Non perishable food for food bank are bought with the Charity funds from the supermarkets, our food bank drop off location in Lisburn Golf Club run by “Colin Reid” and donation from the public are “banked” in a our store. Food is then given to people in crisis as a result of referrals from registered care professionals, such as, Citizens Advice Bureau .
For self referrals or referrals from other organisations, the family or individual must be refer to us for assessment. We do not hand over food parcels or hygiene products to other organisation or people on behalf of anyone… the Individual in need must be assess by one of our staffs to make it fair for everyone in need our community.