The Junction, a community advice and drop-in centre, is part of The King’s Cross Church (take me to their website) located in a converted Public House between 5 – 10 minutes’ walk from the main church premises. It provides a safe environment for people from the wider community to meet together and to access various forms of help and advice as well as gain friendship and support. Various activities such as Grow, Cook and Eat and a sewing, knitting and craft group are undertaken together. In addition, we host the local councillors’ surgery and regular drop-ins from the local Stronger Community Officers and from Migrant Action. We have a shower and laundry facilities available, the latter at a small cost.
Many people come in for support around benefit applications, filling out other forms, settled status applications and a whole variety of other issues, as well as for a coffee and a chat or a game of pool. The Junction is open from 10am to 1.45pm, 2.15 – 4.15pm Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am – 1pm, 1.30pm to 4pm Thursdays, and is staffed by a team of able and willing volunteers from the church as well as a full-time manager.
There are a number of one-bedroomed flats attached to the property, which provide accommodation to people from the local area.
We hold occasional Christian services of worship, and seek to offer Christian love and support to all those who come in. We are happy to pray with, and for, people. Everyone is welcome at The Junction, whether they are simply calling in for advice or a hot drink, or whether they visit on a regular basis.
A Pdf copy of The Junction’s constitution can be found below: