WHY ACE?

Ace of Clubs is full of very important people, we see them as V.I.P’s… people whose live’s have been marginalised for reasons varied, so we exist to try and bring hope and change in these lives.

Since being open we’ve seen more than 2,500 different people who have walked through our doors.

Ace of Clubs is often the first point of contact for an extremely vulnerable person who has no other support.

The centre provides a much-needed base for local homeless, as well as an invaluable community for a number of elderly people living alone in the area.

Many of the members of Ace of Clubs come along initially for a meal and some company, but often discover the advice and support that will help them make significant changes to their own lives.

Our welfare worker is able to give advice on housing and benefits, assist with court appeals, making calls and writing letters. For example, those recently out of prison, or new arrivals in this country, who find themselves without accommodation, really need this assistance.

Several of the volunteers at Ace of Clubs were previously members, so the opportunity is there for members to become involved in running the services.

Ace Who?

David Logan, Director
Sarah Miles, Centre Manager
Nicola Lawton, Support Worker
Dean Marriott, Chef

WHAT IS ACE OF CLUBS?

Ace of Clubs is a family-like community providing transformative support for those who are homeless, vulnerable and otherwise marginalised in our area.

At our centre on St Alphonsus Road we provide for the immediate needs of those in desperate circumstances with safe shelter, food, warmth, clothing, laundry and showers.

From this welcoming start, and through friendly and genuine care, we seek to build relationship with people.
The team at Ace of Clubs is skilled and focused in linking people in with a wide range of services including accommodation, welfare, rehab, training, healthcare and many others.

Ace of Clubs is a place where those who are alone can find acceptance, a sense of belonging and renewed purpose to see their lives restored.

A few of the highlights from last year were that we provided 20,000 meals, helped 92 people off the streets and into accommodation and 36 people into rehabilitation from addiction.

At the moment we are helping between 80 and 100 people per day. The number of people coming to us for help has more than doubled over the last year due to the recession, job losses and a severe increase in homelessness. Government cuts to public services is meaning more and more people depending on Ace of Clubs to see their lives turned around.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12pm-3pm
*Advice Session Appointments can be made outside these hours by coming into the centre during normal opening hours and speaking to Ace staff.

What’s on offer at Ace of Clubs

Food
Friendship
Clothing
Laundry
Showers
Accommodation Advice
Welfare Advice
Job Centre Plus Links
Health Care
Optician
Volunteering
Education & Training
Winter Night Shelter
Bike Repair