Sites we admire Shelter from the Storm was founded in Islington in 2007 by Sheila Scott and Louie Salvoni to provide shelter and support for the homeless and dispossessed from anywhere. We’d both raised and educated our families in Islington but were shocked that in this seemingly prosperous borough we were virtually walking over rough sleepers to get to the supermarket, they were sleeping in doorways and the beautiful Georgian Squares. Shelter from the Storm is our response to some of the most marginalised people in our society who are living literally on our doorstep. We started with one night in a church hall, now our shelter operates every night of the year, completely free to guests. The delicious, high quality meals at The Clink Restaurants’ are cooked and served by the prisoners in training who are working towards gaining their City & Guild’s NVQs in Food & Beverage Service, Professional Cookery, Horticulture and Hospitality Service.Our aim is to reduce reoffending rates of ex-offenders. We work in partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service to run projects that train and give practical skills to prisoners to aid their rehabilitation. The Clink Restaurants allow prisoners to learn, engage with the public and take their first steps towards a new life.