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NGOAlone in London (Alone in London Service)
AddressAlone in London, 188 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9DE
Telephone020 72784224
Emailalone@als.org.uk
Websitewww.als.org.uk
Background InformationAlone in London is a charity working with young vulnerable people, providing a range of support and assistance. Services include advice, legal advocacy, training and employment, family mediation, young offenders resettlement, schools (awareness raising) work, and a signposting/information service. In 2005, the organisation became a division of EPIC Trust, itself owned by Circle Anglia Housing Association. The charity was established as GALS (Girls Alone in London Service) by Rosamund Blackler, with Lady Peyton as President. Blackler founded the organisation, offering advice and support to young homeless women, in reaction to the criticisms she held regarding the YWCA approach, for whom she had previously worked. Charity no. 280827, company no. 1450554. Sources: www.als.org.uk; Curtis & Sanderson Unsung Sixties 2004; www.charity-commission.gov.uk; contact with NGO, August 2007
Year Created1972
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesGALS (Girls Alone in London Service)
Related OrganisationsEPIC Trust; Circle Anglia
KeywordsChildren and young people; Education; Family life; Gender; Housing and homelessness; Legal affairs, the justice system and crime; Poverty and social exclusion (UK).
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