Clients of Ilford homeless charity offered free lunch at Wazir Turkish Restaurant

PUBLISHED: 17:33 22 March 2016 | UPDATED: 17:42 22 March 2016

Client of the Single Homelessness Project were offered a free lunch at Wazir Restaurant on Monday

Client of the Single Homelessness Project were offered a free lunch at Wazir Restaurant on Monday


Clients of a homeless charity were offered a free lunch by a Turkish restaurant to help them re-integrate society.

The Single Homelessness Project (SHP), which supports vulnerable and homeless people in London, arranged for 10 of its clients from its service at Broadway Chambers, Cranbrook Road, Ilford, to enjoy a meal at Wazir Restaurant, also on Cranbrook Road, on Monday.

The lunch was part of a series of activities organised by the SHP to promote its clients’ well being, develop and improve their living skills, and ensure their social inclusion in the community.

“It goes without saying that I have enjoyed the afternoon immensely. I have especially enjoyed the social interaction,” said one of the clients.

Nick Thompson, a support worker with SHP in Redbridge, said: “The lunch has clearly been a complete success with our clients enjoying the food and social aspect to the afternoon.

“As an organisation we are committed to tackling the underlying causes of social exclusion and are passionate about promoting the voices of homeless and vulnerable people whose voice often goes unheard.

“Many thanks indeed for the generosity afforded to us by the management at the Wazir Restaurant, what a wonderful gesture by them.”

Wazir manager Volkan Ongan said: “I’m very pleased to be able to offer the clients from SHP a hospitality lunch and its great to see them enjoying themselves here. I’m glad they enjoyed their food – we certainly enjoyed cooking for them.”

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