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Invitation to lunch with Caritas

Invitation to lunch with Caritas

Jenny LeLean, Head of Charity, Caritas Portsmouth invites you to a Networking Lunch to find out about Caritas Warm Spaces…

We are entering the coldest and most difficult time of year for people who are struggling with financial insecurity.  This year many more people are having to make difficult decisions about whether to pay bills, heat their homes or eat. Citizens Advice are reporting that the numbers of people who visited them in 2023 for help with prepayment meters were almost as high than 2021 and 2022 combined. By the end of November 2023, they had referred more people than the whole of 2022 to receive support from foodbanks with one of the busiest months for foodbanks still to go. The number of people threatened with or experiencing homeless are also at record breaking levels. Our parishes can support in some way by providing warm spaces and hot food. T can be set up quickly and it is very simple to do.

If you would like to know more about how to organise or have experience to share on running a warm space / community meal project in your parish do join Caritas Portsmouth for our first networking event on Tuesday 23rd January from 12:30-1pm. An opportunity to learn from others experience, share best practice and see how Caritas Portsmouth can support you get your project off the ground. You can register here and we look forward to seeing you.