Crossways Community is a Christian charity caring for younger adults (18-65 years) with mental health difficulties based in the leafy suburban St John’s area of Tunbridge Wells. The care and support in each home is tailored to meet specific needs; residents in the care home (Number 8) have more acute mental health difficulties, those in the Culverdale, our supported accommodation, are more independent and in the six self-contained flats, people have occasional support. In addition we are continuing to develop a Mental Health Awareness programme for schools, businesses, churches & community groups and Crossways Enterprises which will look at a variety of activities to combat exclusion for people with mental health problems.
Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue.
Tunbridge Wells Churches Winter Shelter
9 churches are involved in providing 12 beds, 7 nights a week for 8 weeks from January to March. We provide hot evening meals & breakfast; a warm bed in a safe, calm environment; care, concern, a listening ear, advocacy and signposting to support agencies. The management committee works together with a partnership group made up of all the local agencies working on housing and homeless issues.
The aim of the Wayfarer Project is to provide direct access emergency shelter to individuals that find themselves newly on the street; to improve their conditions and to promote their welfare. To support and encourage local churches and organisations to come along side these people to improve their immediate circumstance.
For further information or to discuss how you can support those aims please contact John & Sue Willington on 07711 292221