Is there a decent bike lying unused in your garage or shed?
The Bike Project (http://thebikeproject.co.uk/) would like to take it, repair and refurbish it and donate it to a refugee or aasylum seeker in need of transport but short (or completely without) funds. The donation comes with training in safe practice, suitable cloth for cyclits in Londons hazardous roads, basic repairs skill andmuch else.
There were many wonderful contributions, including these two pieces of advice:
Ask (1) Does it matter? and then accept (2) It is awful, a decline to death, but enjoy the funny bits on the way.
And don't forget (a thought for carers) 'If you don't look after yourself, someone else has to'.
You may also want to look at this website with useful information (set up for thjose living in 3 cntral London Boroughs, but a lot of the information is useful to all). http://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/
London Quakers day conference at Friends House on 20th February was attended by over 150 from all over the UK. We heard Lord Bob Kerslake give a trenchant exposition of the deep flaws in the Housing Bill that is now going through Parliament. Afternoon workshops gave Friends opportunities to explore "What canst thou do?" - personally, with others, as part of an existing organisation. The problems of our deep crisis in housing are not insoluble, and our voices can be heard.
Start where you are
Use what you have
Do what you can