Home Cooked

Home Cooked

Home Cooked is a violence reduction programme funded by the Mayor’s London Violence Reduction Unit.
This is a partnership project to help tackle serious youth violence in the Tottenham Hale ward. We provide a range of initiatives for young people and their families such as sport provision, employment support, a future leaders programme and mental health support.

We are thrilled to announce that we have secured £800,000 over two years for a new Home Cooked youth violence reduction programme in the Northumberland Park ward. This funding comes from The Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU). The VRU has developed the MyEnds programme to provide support, capacity, and funding for locally designed interventions in neighborhoods affected by high and sustained levels of violence.

The Bridge Renewal Trust are leading the consortium of partners who were originally part of Home Cooked Tottenham Hale which include The Godwin Lawson Foundation, Father2Father, North London Partnership Consortium (NLPC), Mind in Haringey, and newly added Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

We will build on the success and lessons from Home Cooked Tottenham Hale to achieve our vision - for people in Haringey to live in safe neighbourhoods where communities are more resilient, skilled and equipped to reduce violence, and better able to lead change in their communities. 

Our approach puts young people and residents at the centre of community development and innovative violence reduction. We’ll work in partnership with local statutory and voluntary and community sector organisations to ensure plans are shaped around community strengths and assets, the things that are important to them, and that their vision for the community is represented throughout the project.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “This major City Hall funding boost will help my Violence Reduction Unit expand its MyEnds programme across London and help communities to target interventions through youth work, mentoring and after-school activities, in the neighbourhoods in greatest need of support.”

Lib Peck, Director of London’s Violence Reduction Unit, said: “The Mayor’s funding will help us not only invest in new networks in key neighbourhoods affected by violence, but will also allow us to take and expand our community-led approach to every borough in the city.”

Rachel Hughes, Chair of The Bridge Renewal Trust said: “We are thrilled to deliver this innovative and important project in the Northumberland Park Ward. The Home Cooked project puts young people and communities at the heart of the solutions to address youth violence. Working with key partners in the statutory and voluntary and community sector, Home Cooked aims to create safer and more resilient communities.” 

Councillor Zena Brabazon, Haringey Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Families, said: “Home Cooked – Tottenham Hale has established the skills, experience, and trust to support the community in addressing the complex issue of youth violence. I am excited for them to expand their delivery within the Northumberland Park Ward, ensuring that every child and young person feels safe in their community.” 

If you would like to find more information about the Home Cooked programme or would like to get involved, please visit www.bridgerenewaltrust.org.uk/homecooked or email [email protected].

For more details on the MyEnds programme and the networks operating across London, please visit here https://www.london.gov.uk/programmes-strategies/communities-and-social-justice/londons-violence-reduction-unit/our-programmes/myends