Pastor Alex Gyasi was invited to a reception at St. James Palace hosted by their Royal Highnessess’s the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday the 25th of October 2018 to mark their visit to Ghana, Gambia and Nigeria. Pastor Alex had the opportunity to speak to both Prince Charles and Camilla at the reception and shared with them the work of Highway house homeless shelter.
The Highway House began in 2009 just through feeding 2 homeless men and has ever since sheltered over 850 people from over 60 nationalities. What makes the Highway House unique is that it provides shelter for people from the most vulnerable groups in society including those without recourse to public funds, the mentally ill and the those who are recovering from treatment received from hospital and would otherwise have been discharged unto the street.
A social Return of Investment research conducted by the university of Eastern London into the impact of our work found that for every pound invested in Highway House £5 – £8 is returned to society.
We thank all our past and present supporters and volunteers of the Highway House.
The work of Highway House has been showcased in television, radio and print over the past few years. Scroll down to see highlights including a ‘One Show’ reporter who sleeps at Highway House, an interview with radio’s Anna O’Neil on BBC London and various articles including those from the Guardian and local newspapers. As well as a letter from the Deputy Mayor of London after his visit in July 2017
BBC ‘THE ONE SHOW’
A ‘One Show’ reporter spends the night at Highway House.
BBC LONDON RADIO
Interview with Anna O’Neil
The Guardian Why 50 Homeless Men are Sleeping in a Tottenham Church
By Amelia Hill
The Guardian The London church giving a home to people even charities won’t help By Amelia Hill
The Voice Newspaper Relieving the Plight of Those in Desperate Poverty
By Lucy Purdy
The Tottenham and Wood Green Independent By Michael Bowen – this same article also appeared on the front page of the Enfield Independent
Letter from Deputy Mayor of London Matthew Ryder after his visit to Highway House
MP David Lammy makes a visit to Highway House