Welcome to CLRSC
(Central London Rough Sleepers Committee)

 

The Central London Rough Sleepers Committee (CLRSC) is a voluntary organisation set up in 2008 with the sole ambition to provide a safe and peaceful environment for rest, food and conversation to the vulnerable in Central London. Rough sleepers are invited to attend events which are held roughly every two weeks by invitations available through local day centres. Meals are organised and run by volunteers. Attendance regularly reaches 60-75 guests per event.

Events are run by voluntary support. We do not ask for any minimum time commitment to join the meal. Volunteers are asked just a week before any meal event is held to confirm if they are available to attend. We welcome anyone interested in being involved in a meal to contact us – no experience required.

The CLRSC is a secular organisation and is a volunteer organisation funded by private volunteer donations. . Meals are currently held at St Peter’s Church, near Oxford Street, due to its central London location. The church is a venue owned by the LICC (The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity) and we are also very grateful to LICC St.Peter's church for their support in who have been so committed to the hosting of these meal events.

 

Next meal events 2019...

February:  9th  |  16th
March:  2nd  |  16th
April:  6th
May:  11th


Special thanks to...

Our dedicated team that make every meal an event, include our committee and meal leaders, willingly dedicating their personal time to ensure every meal is an event which supports our aim to encourage socialization. Of course none of this would be possible without our Founder and Deputy Chair, Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE. He has funded over 90% of the events since 2008 and has committed further funding until at least 2020. We also recieve support from The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, that not only support the meals but also supply essential behind the scenes support.

We would also like to thank our chefs for consistently delivering such varied and excellent cuisine and our pool of over 250 volunteers that regularly give up their Saturday nights to support the work of the Central London Rough Sleepers Committee, without whom our organisation could not function.

Michelle Taylor
Chair, Central London Rough Sleepers Committee.