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Ace of Clubs

Drop-in day centre aiming to guide homeless or vulnerable people towards a more secure way of life. Practical support includes subsidised meals, access to healthcare, clothing, laundry and showers. Housing and benefits advice available from Monday to Friday by appointment – visit the facility at normal opening hours for booking. There is also a bike more »

Centrepoint – Head Office

Works with young homeless people, aged 16 to 25 years, aiming to ensure they are not at risk because they do not have a safe place to stay. Runs emergency shelters, hostels, flats and other accommodation schemes. Publishes research, information and publications on youth homelessness. Also works with local agencies offering consultancy, training and information more »

Church Housing Trust

Church Housing Trust supports 14 London hostels that take care of approximately 450 homeless people at any given time. They meet the needs not covered by statutory grants such as residents’ welfare, therapeutic activities, training facilities and resettlement support. A StreetSmart grant will be used to fund welfare and resettlement costs for the 35 homeless more »

Crisis Skylight London

Crisis Skylight is part of the national charity Crisis for single homeless people and they provide an education, training and employment centre for homeless and vulnerably housed people as a route out of homelessness.  There are courses in art, music, drama, vocational courses and basic skills training. The Centre provides courses leading to qualifications in more »

Emmaus Lambeth

Emmaus is a homelessness charity with a difference. We don’t just give people a bed for the night; we offer a home, meaningful work and a sense of belonging. In West Norwood there is accommodation and a workshop for refurbishing donated goods, and several shops selling on the goods at bargain prices.  Goods include clothes, furniture, washing more »

Foundation 66 (NSW Housing Team)

Referrals come to us through different services depending on the local borough.
• We will accept self-referrals from suitable individuals.
• Completion of our referral form is required.

Groundswell (Inclusive solutions to homelessness)

  Groundswell is a registered charity which exists to enable homeless and vulnerable people to take more control of their lives, have a greater influence on services and to play a fuller role in our community. We deliver a range of innovative projects which put homeless people at the heart of solutions to homelessness focusing more »

Health Inclusion Team

A nurse-led specialist community health inclusion team, part of the NHS, to support vulnerable people who have difficulty accessing primary care services (eg GPs  and nurses), such as homeless people, refugees, asylum seekers and people with addictions. The clinics are run at day centres, drug and alcohol services and hostels in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.  They more »

Homeless Link – Mental Health and well-being project

Homeless Link is currently working on a project, supported by the City Bridge Trust, to improve mental health services for homeless people across London. Their aim is to ensure that homelessness services are psychologically informed environments. This means creating an environment that fosters positive change in individuals by adopting a person centred approach which is more »

Homeless Outreach Team (START) – Lambeth, Lewisham & Southwark

Homeless Outreach (START) is a small multi-disciplinary assessment team for street homeless people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. Our role is to engage and assess homeless people with severe mental health problems and to refer them on to local mainstream services.  We do not provide care coordination and we are not a housing team. The more »

Kairos Community Trust ( Detox hostel )

The John Kitchen Centre at Linden Grove is a first-stage residential detox hostel for men and women who have found their lives unmanageable due to the destructive effects of addiction to alcohol and drugs. Our priority is those who are homeless. We aim to provide a supportive, non-judgemental, safe, sober and clean environment where individuals more »

Lambeth Safer Streets Team

Lambeth Safer Streets Team helps rough sleepers and people involved in street activity such as begging, drinking and drug use.  Their role is to support people into accommodation and support services and away from street based lifestyles. They operate a street outreach service, 7 days a week, at various times across the whole of Lambeth. more »

London Street Rescue

London Street Rescue is a Greater London Authority and Mayor of London funded service helping rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation.  Every night of the year, London Street Rescue are out and about across all London boroughs that don’t have their own outreach team, acting as a safety net for some of society’s more »

Restore Community Projects

ReStore Community Projects, part of the London Community Resource Network, is a registered charity (118616) which recycles and reuses domestic furniture and appliances for the benefit of people in need.  Key objectives are: to provide good quality low-cost furniture and appliances to provide training and employment opportunities, in particular to those who are or have more »

Riverside

One of the leading registered providers of social housing in the UK, providing support and affordable housing to people of all ages and circumstances throughout England.  Riverside provides: affordable homes to rent for singles, couples and families care and support for older people, those at risk of homelessness and other people facing significant challenges in more »

Robes Project

The Robes Project operates a cold weather night shelter from November to April in seven different South London churches. Each church takes it in turn to offer hospitality and shelter to a group of homeless people for one night a week. The project is run by two staff and over 200 volunteers. Each guest is more »

Shelter Housing Advice

Shelter’s London advice line offers free specialist advice on housing issues across all London boroughs. This includes advice on debt, welfare, and guidance on access to accommodation and available local services. If you are eligible for legal aid, Shelter London’s legal services offer advice and court representation in cases including possession hearings, evictions and ASB more »

Spires Centre & Streetlink

Spires is a South London based charity that helps hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people all year round. They work to improve the quality of life of people who are homeless, insecurely housed, unemployed or suffering from the effects of poverty, mental ill health and loneliness. Spires’ services are offered at the drop-in day centre more »

St Mungo’s – Putting Down Roots Gardening

Putting Down Roots is a gardening project for people who are currently homeless or have been in the past, or who are at risk of becoming homeless. We work in hostel grounds, public parks and on our own allotment, developing gardening skills, growing organic vegetables and carrying out hard landscaping and building projects. We have more »

Thames Reach – Central Office

Thames Reach helps homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. In this way, we hope to achieve our vision of ending street homelessness. We support people with experience of homelessness as well as vulnerable or isolated men and women who may be in danger of becoming homeless. We more »

Thames Reach Employment and Resettlement

Finding work plays a key role in helping people on their journey away from homelessness. Thames Reach runs a range of schemes helping formerly homeless people find work. Boosting people’s self-confidence and developing their skills and experience play a vital role in helping people get a job. Thames Reach helps people to take up training, more »

West London Mission

The Big House in Camberwell has 11 studio flats, providing supported accommodation to people who have been homeless. It specialises in supporting ex-servicemen from the British Armed Forces.  They work closely with a large number of ex-services organisations including SSAFA, Veterans Aid, Garden Leave, Stoll and the Poppy Factory amongst others. Big House offers a more »

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