The group, which runs every Wednesday from 9am – 3pm, is organised by local residents. Soup, rolls, cakes, tea and coffee are provided free of charge. Every week, between twenty and thirty people attend.
Alongside providing food and a social environment, the organisers also schedule talks for their visitors. This week, for instance, a talk was arranged regarding advice on healthy living, concentrating on the prevention and management of Diabetes.
During the visit, the Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green spoke to the residents about a mixture of local and national issues.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“I was very happy to visit the drop in centre this week. I enjoyed sitting down and speaking with the visitors about the issues of the day – their concerns ranged from local crime to national issues such as the economy.
“I applaud the kindness and commitment of the residents who run the group. It is so important to provide social outlets for our community – and the organisers are doing a really great job. I wish them the best of luck for the future.”