Browse our pictures of life at Highway House to see how our residents live along with our celebration of 5 years providing support and help to the homeless and book launch of 'The Test Room'.
LIFE AT HIGHWAY HOUSE
Volunteers at Christmas
A few of the volunteers preparing Christmas dinner at Highway House
A few residents gather for Christmas dinner at Highway House
The new shower
We took out one of our toilets and installed a shower so residents could clean up, feel fresh and go to job interviews.
Volunteers from King's College London take a break
Students from the University help at Highway House
Dinner is served
A warm meal is welcomed by residents
Time for a cuppa
A resident enjoys a warm cup of tea.
David Lammy MP visits Highway House
David Lammy MP meets with residents and gets a photo with some volunteers.
A resident catches up with a volunteer at Highway House
Volunteers from The Prince's Trust
Helping out in the kitchen at meal time
Residents enjoy the use of the piano at Highway House
A volunteer checks in with a resident
Volunteers and residents catch up with each other
Storage of valuables
The men's valuables are kept safe in Highway House
Rev. Alex Gyasi with residents
Residents chat with Rev. Alex Gyasi for support and help with getting their lives back together
The beds are laid out for the night
Beds are laid out in the room to give enough space for everyone
Helping in the Kitchen
Volunteer students from King's College London came to help at Highway House by preparing meals for residents.
The men in bed ready to go to sleep
Once in bed the lights go out and everyone is safe and warm
Highway House Kitchen
It's smiles all round as residents and volunteers help prepare an evening meal at Highway House
Residents clothes storage
Residents are able to store their clothes and belongings safely at Highway House
Residents eagerly wait for dinner
Life at Highway House
Rev. Alex Gyasi with volunteers from The Prince's Trust
The volunteers line up for a photo call at Highway House
Chairs are packed up to make way for beds at Highway House
By day the Church meets here and by night they make way for the residents of Highway House
Time for some table tennis at Highway House
Many of the residents have not had time for any relaxing games or time out and enjoy a game with each other.
A Church meeting in place of residents beds
Both Church goers and residents share the space.
A resident claims his spot for the night
Residents sleep on the floor during the evening and by day the space is used for the Church and meetings.
Residents of Highway House
Some of the men gather for a photocall
Sharing a meal at Highway House
Dinner is served
Nap time after a day out job hunting
A resident catches up on sleep at Highway House
Residents and friends
Residents with Mrs Dorcas Gyasi and other volunteers
Time for some piano playing
A resident enjoys some time playing the piano at Highway House
HIGHWAY HOUSE CELEBRATES 5 YEARS AND LAUNCHES A BOOK
Abdi talks about his time at Highway House
A former resident of Highway talks about the support he got and his life now
A celebratory dinner at Tottenham Town Hall
The celebration brought together former and current residents, volunteers and supports for dinner
Rev. Alex Gyasi signing books
Copies of 'The Test Room' were purchased with proceeds going back to Highway House
The 'official' happy birthday to Highway House
The Worshipful Mayor of Haringey congratulates everyone involved in Highway House with Rev. Alex Gyasi at the 5th anniversary celebrations
Rev. Alex Gyasi with Mayor of Haringey and Cllr Lorna Reith
Distinguished guests take a photoc call with Rev. Alex Gyasi
The poster announcing the celebrations
The joint celebration of Highway House's 5th anniversary and the launch of 'The Test Room'
Dayo Bello singing at the 5th Anniviersary
Guests were entertained with songs and testimonies of former residents
Guests enjoy some time to mingle and chat
Guests at the celebration were able to catch up and enjoy the moment
A presentation of the last 5 years at Highway House
Guests were shown a video charting the journey of Highway House over the past 5 years including success stories of former residents
The Test Room book cover
Rev. Alex Gyasi recounts the story of how Highway House began, including the tests of keeping it open and shares the amazing stories of its residents.
Full tables at the celebration
Tables were full at the celebration with residents, former residents and guests
Cllr Lorna Reith, Haringey Council at the official opening of celebrations
SPECIAL EVENTS AT HIGHWAY HOUSE
Media Training Seminar and Exhibition
One of the residents attends a media training seminar tries out some equipment
Residents on their way to Earls Court
Residents were invited to be part of Mission to London
David Lammy MP visits Highway House
Mr Lammy MP meets and chats with residents at Highway House
A Shoebox Christmas
The Shoe Box Project generously donated 50 shoe boxes filled with gifts for the residents of Highway House. Residents received a beautifully wrapped shoe box filled with a range of useful treats. For many this was the only gift they received for Christmas.
Tottenham Hotspurs, kindly offer bespoke employability programme
Our local team the 'Spurs' kindly put together a bespoke training and employability programme, exclusively for our residents.
The Great Grass programme delivered IT and employability skills to 11 men over 3 weeks. A tour of the football stadium in White Hart Lane, Tottenham and a visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall was also included. All those who took part enjoyed the programme immensely and had various tales to tell of the activities that they participated in. Participants were given lunch and awarded with a certificate on completion.
A Makeover for Highway House Residents
LG Gordon Photography and members of the Tabernacle Church hosted a special night of entertainment and pampering for Highway House residents.
Residents choose a new outfit and were then treated to a new haircut and shave. A photo shoot captured the transformation for each person. Nurses were also in attendance giving general health checks to residents.