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Revealed: frontline cost of battling homelessness in the crisis

If nothing else, the coronavirus emergency has demonstrated beyond all doubt that, if the political will exists, there is absolutely no reason for there to be a single person unfortunate enough to be living on the streets. At the beginning … Continue reading

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Nightwatch charity appeal for volunteers in covid-19 crisis

Croydon Nightwatch, the borough’s longest-established homelessness charity, has put out an emergency appeal for extra volunteers during the coronavirus crisis, to help maintain their nightly soup kitchen in Queen’s Gardens and other services for the homeless and working poor. In … Continue reading

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Homelessness charity is the winner from our book competition

Croydon’s foremost homelessness charity, Nightwatch, is the biggest winner of Inside Croydon‘s latest reader competition. Three of this website’s loyal subscribers will each be receiving a  copy of the acclaimed book, Skint Estate, written by Cash Carraway. But Croydon Nightwatch … Continue reading

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WIN! Enter our competition and help homelessness charity

In our final special readers’ offer for 2019, we have three copies to give away of Cash Carraway’s acclaimed memoir of the survival of her and her young daughter on and around the fringes of society in austerity Britain – … Continue reading

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Nightwatch charity faces crisis as food donations fall

A fall in the amount of food donations to a local homelessness charity means that Croydon Nightwatch could soon be facing a crisis, unable to meet the desperate needs it faces every night. “Donations are seriously down this year,” a … Continue reading

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Croydon Nightwatch in annual Harvest Appeal for donations

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Under The Flyover: Homelessness is worse than 40 years ago

Homelessness in Croydon today is “much, much worse” than it was 40 years ago. That’s according to Jad Adams, the chair of Croydon Nightwatch, who has been a volunteer with the charity since 1979 and has seen the devastating impact … Continue reading

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Carraway’s cruel but true memoir of life in the margins

‘We are the walking wounded of the class war’ writes Cash Carraway, a south London single mum working for less than the minimum wage, negotiating the accommodation underworld of Gumtree, OpenRent ‘and the depravity of handwritten adverts in newsagents’ windows’ … Continue reading

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Croydon Nightwatch fashion show fundraiser, Aug 22

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Charity chief: house-hunters and homeless ‘united in misery’

Croydon’s leading homelessness charity is fiercely critical of the failure to provide any truly affordable housing, reports BARRATT HOLMES People without homes and people priced out of the housing market are both suffering from the same social problem and are … Continue reading

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Homelessness charity chair calls for end to ‘no-fault’ evictions

With Croydon Council’s ‘campaign’ against street begging in the town centre on-going, EBONY GORDON spoke to Jad Adams, the long-standing chair of the borough’s homelessness charity, Nightwatch Every night in Queen’s Gardens, a group of trained volunteers assist scores of … Continue reading

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Volunteers mourn John Taylor, co-founder of two charities

Volunteers across Croydon are mourning John Taylor, one of the founders of two homelessness organisations in the borough, who has died, aged 75. In 1976, Taylor helped to found Croydon Nightwatch, which offers nightly food and help to the homeless. … Continue reading

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Dispossession: film club stages debate over housing crisis

For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle is a feature documentary which is being shown by Stanley’s … Continue reading

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Open Mic Nights in aid of Nightwatch, Project B, start Oct 13

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‘Ideological’ housing White Paper could add to homelessness

The head of a Croydon homelessness charity has today roundly criticised the government’s White Paper on housing for being too reliant on property developers, for “a preoccupation with ownership at all costs”, and for the “ideological imposition” of Tory right-to-buy … Continue reading

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The housing market works, just not in providing homes

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The government’s housing White Paper was published this month. JAD ADAMS, pictured right, the chair of the borough’s largest homelessness charity, Nightwatch, suggests it does nothing to address the underlining problems Fixing Our Broken Housing Market, just released … Continue reading

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Barwell in Crisis: homelessness shelter opens on Surrey Street

WALTER CRONXITE on how the housing minister needs to take proper responsibility for creating demand for a charity shelter in his own constituency It says something about what Croydon has become that the national homelessness charity has today opened its 11th … Continue reading

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Nightwatch chairman Adams given lifetime service award

Jad Adams, the chair of homelessness charity Croydon Nightwatch, has been honoured with the lifetime service award at the Mayor of Croydon’s Civic Awards. Adams has been volunteering with Nightwatch since 1979, and has been its chairman since 1992. This … Continue reading

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‘Moral shame on us’ says Barwell over rising homelessness

Gavin Barwell, the Tory MP for Croydon Central and now housing minister in Theresa May’s government, has described homelessness in Britain as “a moral shame on us”. According to official figures, there are 12 times as many people sleeping rough … Continue reading

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Charity Nightwatch to stage conference on homelessness

Croydon Nightwatch, the local charity whose volunteers have been helping to feed and care for local homeless people every day of the year for the last four decades, will mark its 40th anniversary with a conference to discuss ways of … Continue reading

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Tenancy law change causing more women to be homeless

The number of homeless women in Croydon, many of them forced to sleep rough, is on the increase according to the annual report from Nightwatch, the charity which provides food and support for some of the borough’s most vulnerable people. … Continue reading

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Croydon charity chief to speak for homeless on LBC

Croydon charity chief Jad Adams is to be the voice of London on homelessness for the period of the Mayoral election campaign. Adams, who is the chair of the Croydon-based charity Nightwatch, is part of a panel that the radio … Continue reading

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Homelessness in Croydon ‘worst ever’ says charity chief

According to Jad Adams, the chairman of Croydon Nightwatch, the number of people sleeping rough or “in totally unacceptable conditions” in our borough could be twice as many as suggested by official Government estimates. The reasons for the under-estimate, Adams … Continue reading

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South Norwood Tourist Board collecting for Nightwatch

South Norwood Tourist Board is organising a Christmas collection for Nightwatch, the charity that runs the soup kitchen in Queen’s Gardens. A collection box is in The Albert, Harrington Road, South Norwood.

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Help Croydon Nightwatch’s Harvest Festival appeal

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