Danny Maher puts homeless film-makers back on the map
The small but effective anti-homelessness charity Ashford Place (formerly Cricklewood Homeless Concern) was in the House of Commons last week to screen a short film about its clients, Home.
Ashford Place director Danny Maher – who has built up wide community links with neighbours of the Cricklewood shelter and with the surrounding local authorities – said he wanted the people in the film to be seen as what they are: film makers, writers, artists and many other things other than just “rough sleepers” or “homeless”.
— Dawn Butler (@DawnButlerBrent) April 28, 2016
To that end they were encouraged to take part in making the film themselves.
The event was hosted by Brent MP Dawn Butler and attended by councillors and as well as householders on the street on which Ashford Place is located.
More about Ashford Place
Ashford Place is a charity, which provide solutions to disadvantaged and marginalised people, resolving crisis relating to social isolation, homelessness, mental and physical health, substance misuse and unemployment.
In their psychologically informed environment, they provide multiple services, such as emergency accommodation for homeless people, assistance sourcing long term, quality accommodation, an on-site GP, drug and alcohol support, therapeutic interventions, social inclusion projects, community building and employment, training and educational services.
Their goal is to create a society in which everyone has the skills, resources and opportunity to reach their full potential.
Every Tuesday at 2pm, Ashford Place also host ‘De-Cafe’, an engaging and interactive support group for anyone affected by Dementia.
If you would like to get involved in the work of Ashford Place, there are always plenty of volunteering opportunities, both on site and also as part of their projects and activities.