Placements - Salford
Salford Loaves & Fishes at the Windsor Drop-in-Centre
The Windsor Drop-in centre offers a communal space with an equipped lounge. Cheap hot meals, showers and laundry. Free tea, coffee and soup. The centre hosts services provided by the Citizens Advice Bureau and Salford Health Matters - support and advice, doctor's surgery, drug and alcohol clinic, needle exchange, dental treatment. Specialist stop smoking advice and literacy support.
Project contact: Helen Tattum
Location: Salford, Manchester
The Windsor drop-in centre is a collaborative project jointly run by MCM and Salford Loaves and Fishes, a cross denominational group with 15 years experience of demonstrating Gods love to the homeless in Salford.
There are a variety of activities for a Vincentian Volunteer at this placement. A lot of your time will be spent helping in the cafe. This will include serving coffee and tea to the clients and helping to prepare and serve meals. Other activities vary and may include chatting with the clients, playing a game or running a pool competition, participating in art club, helping with the shower list, and/or shadowing the support care workers, to name a few. The staff is always open to ideas should a volunteer have a specific skill to share.