Living and working with London's street homeless
The Simon Community has been working since 1963 to alleviate the isolation of people sleeping rough, provide a place where they can gain a sense of belonging and foster the skills they need to move towards independent living.
We are a community of homeless people and volunteers living and working together in a spirit of love, acceptance, tolerance and understanding.
We aim to reach out to support and campaign for people who are experiencing homelessness, and particularly those for whom no other provision exists.
We received the very sad news that dear friend and long time supporter of the Simon Community Bernard Huggins died recently. Despite being quite unwell Bernard attended the Simon Community reunion party on 12th October and told me that he greatly appreciated catching up with old friends. Sadly Bernard subsequently suffered two strokes and was in a coma when I went to visit him in hospital in Brighton on 6th November. He died the next day – the evening of 7th November. Many members of the Community will have fond memories of Bernard and anyone who would like to go to the funeral will be welcome. We will be sending a wreath from the Simon Community and I shall be attending.
The funeral will take place in Brighton on Friday 6th December. We do not have full details yet but will be in touch when we do.
Please contact Rachel on 0207 485 6639 if you have any questions.
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The Simon Community
St. Joseph's House
129 Malden Road
London, NW5 4HS
Tel: 020 7485 6639
Registered Charity No. 283938