The Passage has begun work on the refurbishment of St. Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place. St. Vincent’s Centre accommodates many Passage projects. These include:
- The Passage Resource Centre, which offers diverse homelessness prevention and community schemes, as well as frontline services for those on the streets, such as primary services (food, showers, clothing), primary healthcare facilities, mental health and drug and alcohol services, and employment, training and welfare rights facilities.
- Montfort House, providing 16 self-contained flats for those with a history of entrenched rough sleeping who The Passage has helped get off, and stay off, the streets.
- Meeting space, for clients, staff and volunteers and local community groups, and also;
- A community of Daughters of Charity, who arrived in Carlisle Place in 1863 and have provided much needed services to those in that area since, including establishing The Passage in 1980.
For many years the building fabric of St. Vincent’s Centre has been in a terrible state of disrepair; threatening the sustainability of these services. However, The Passage is now in a position, after raising funds from individuals, Trusts and the construction industry, to refurbish St. Vincent’s Centre.
During the works every Passage project currently based in St. Vincent’s Centre will continue to operate ensuring The Passage continues to be there for the most vulnerable throughout the entire refurbishment period.
Upon completion The Passage will have completely refurbished residential and day services facilities in St. Vincent’s Centre to match the high quality of service provided to those most in need in our society.