The Passage is a homeless charity that run London's largest voluntary sector day centre for homeless and vulnerable and each day they help more than 200 homeless and vulnerable men and women. Their mission is to provide the resources which encourage, inspire and challenge homeless people to transform their lives
Their six-strong team of Street Link workers makes contact, often late at night or early in the morning, with those sleeping rough in Victoria as they are bedding down or getting up.
Their 48-bed hostel, Passage House, was officially opened on 1 March 2000, in the year to 31 March 2008 133 residents completed a planned move on.
For the past five years they have also run Montfort House, which contains 16 self-contained studio flats with staff support on site for those preparing for independent living.
Whitebox Digital worked alongside 85four to produce the new passage website. Our role was to work with Chris the designer to build the front end HTML/CSS and then programme the backend of the website.
The website changes colour based on the weather outside, reflecting experience the experience of a homeless person on the streets. The colour stylesheets are linked to a Netweather feed and this is updated throughout the day with 7 different colour schemes.