News from London and South East England

Find out how we are finding homes for children in London and South East England

Billy-Jo became our London and South East of England Lead in June and has since been able to engage with 50 Champions, all of whom are doing incredible things in their own churches and communities – something she describes as “an ever-giving joy!” We’re thrilled to have welcomed seven new Champions from the South East and London into our network over the past three months. Billy-Jo would love to encourage any Champions in the area who she hasn’t managed to connect with yet to reach out; she would love to meet you!

Before the summer, we hosted a vision event gathering church leaders from Brighton and Hove to invite them to consider how their churches could respond to the needs of vulnerable children in the area. We are excited to meet with this group again later in October – in person this time! – to continue this discussion and pray together about our next steps. We are hopeful with anticipation to see God move in a city-wide response to the needs of vulnerable families and children.

We’ve seen significant activity between churches and local authorities in Hampshire, West Sussex and London. Very recently, one the local authorities we work with asked for the support of Home for Good in finding donations of Bibles for children coming into care who identify as Christian or would like one as they seek to understand their faith.

We’re excited to be able to attend more and more churches in-person, and have a number of speaking engagements coming up over the next few months. If your church is in London or the South East of England and you would like a Home for Good speaker to come along to one of your services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Billy-Jo.

What can I be praying for?

We would love you to stand with us in prayer as we continue to work to find a home for every child who needs one in London and the South East.

  • Please pray for the work of Home for Good in Hampshire and West Sussex, where we’re seeing new opportunities to work with local authorities and engage churches.
  • Give thanks for churches in the region who are stepping up to provide property for those who care for vulnerable children.
  • Pray for our work in Kent as we continue to work to find homes for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children arriving in the UK.
Are there any events happening soon that I can attend?

Head over to our London and South East England pages to find out what is happening in the area and find all the local support groups.

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How do I get in touch with a member of the Home for Good team in London and South East England?

Billy-Jo O'Leary heads up Home for Good's work in London and South East England and she would love to hear from you! You can contact her through the button below.

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Date published:
15 October 2021


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