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116 Bramley Road, London W10 6SU
0207 221 7530
A small charity helping people mainly who have a history of homelessness, are vulnerable and mostly need support. Known for its friendliness. Offers acupuncture, art, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, computing cooking, drama, felt workshop, group therapy, leather work, mosaics, music, poetry, qi gong and yoga etc. Ring for details or check the timetable (http://www.240project.org.uk/timetable/). Not step-free.
Art classes, Clothing store, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Music/drama
34 Clovelly Road, London N8 7RH
Provides photography and art classes to young people living in hostels. At the end of the project the photographs are sold and 40 per cent of the selling price goes to the photographer. Also offers a scholarship for one person to study on the creative and digital media course at Ravensbourne University. Operates January to June. Please check to ensure step-free access and dates/times.
77a Greenfield Road, London E1 6QR
020 7377 8948
"theatre at its funniest, blackest, most daring and challenging best" - British Theatre Guide. Workshops at Crisis Skylight and hostels around London. Theatre, dance and music workshops. Individual support for workshop participants.
Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training, Leisure activities, Music/drama
3rd Fl, 224–236 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JE
0207 701 2696
Award-winning arts in mental health charity run for adults with experience of mental health distress.
Advocacy, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Leisure facilities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Step-free
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ
020 8533 3500
Promotes the artistic and creative abilities of people who experience severe and enduring mental health problems.
Leisure activities, Music/drama
TechHub, 5 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX
+ 7910 044 453
Community cinema for homeless people. Choose films, make films, meet the experts. At various venues. Visit the website (http://opencinema.net/find-cinema/) for details.
Food (free), Leisure activities
c/o Diorama Arts, 3-7 Euston Centre, Regents Place, London NW1 3JG
020 7209 0029
Art workshops and lectures at various venues. Email email@example.com for details.
26 Red Lion Square (registered address), London WC1R 4AG
020 7730 9551
Weekly singing and acting workshops in homeless centres and arts centres in London, Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Middlesbrough. There are no auditions, and sessions are completely free. Build confidence, meet people, learn new skills and have fun!
The Only Connect Theatre, 32 Cubitt Street, London WC1X 0LR
Choir for people who have experienced homelessness with upcoming gigs around London and further afield. No prior singing experience or talent required! Women particularly welcome.
Food (free), Leisure activities, Music/drama
Pembroke House, 80 Tatum Street, London SE17 1QR
Tuesday: 7pm–9pm (dinner and rehearsal)
Choir for people who have experienced homelessness with upcoming gigs around London and further afield. Free dinner after rehearsal each week. No prior singing experience or talent required! Women particularly welcome.
Food (free), Leisure activities, Music/drama
17 Canonbury Road, London N1 2DF
020 7226 5369
A drop-in and key work service for homeless and marginalised people in Islington, offering food, showers, laundry (£1), pool, table tennis, singing, art, poetry and gardening alongside targeted key work appointments.
Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Legal advice, Leisure activities, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Step-free, Tenancy support
St Silas Community Hall, Penton Street, London N1 9UL
Wednesday: 7pm–8pm (Lincoln's Inn Fields: food, drink, personal hygiene goods and offering help)
Thursday: 7pm–9pm (drop-in: free food & drink, clothes, books, TV, cards and the chance to socialise)
Art classes, Barber, Careers advice, Clothing store, Food (free), Leisure activities, Step-free
19b Compton Terrace, Islington, London N1 2UN
Margins works with people who suffer from issues of homelessness, mental ill health, isolation and crisis. Referral-based support & employment-focused groups including café training. Advice work via Pilion Trust. Please note: all services are by referral.
Art classes, Counselling, Education/training, Leisure facilities
Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham , West Midlands B4 7SX
Thursday: 6:30pm–8:30pm (rehearsal and dinner)
Choir for people who have experienced homelessness, with upcoming gigs around Birmingham and further afield. Free dinner after rehearsal each week. No prior singing experience or talent required! Women particularly welcome.
Food (free), Leisure activities, Music/drama
10 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, South West EX1 1HJ
Monday–Friday: 9am–1pm (drop-in)
Wednesday & Friday: 10am–12am (mental health practitioner)
Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm–4pm (probation, housing, jobs etc)
Monday: 2pm–4pm (women's group)
Monday & Thursday: 9am–12am podiatrist Monday, nurse Thursday)
Tuesday: 11am–1pm (alternative healing)
Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Legal advice, Leisure activities, Medical/health, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support
48 Buchanan St, Blackpool, North West FY1 3LQ
01253 294477; 01253 291038 night
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1pm–3:30pm (drop-in)
Tuesday: 1pm–3pm (counselling)
Wednesday & Thursday: 3:30pm–6pm (life skills)
Friday: 9am–4pm (counselling)
Saturday: 2pm–5pm (cook & eat)
Monday–Sunday: 7pm–9am (night shelter, St John's Walk)
Day centre and night shelter which is open all year. Shelter and support for young people 16–25.
Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Mental health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support
110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester, North West M4 6AG
0161 228 7331
Friday & Saturday: 10am–4pm
Provides support for homeless and marginalised people across Greater Manchester. They work with those who are facing the greatest barriers to employment, education, good health outcomes, secure housing, social integration and financial integration, by seeking to tackle both the causes and consequences of poverty.
Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Education/training, Food (free), Leisure activities, Mental health, Music/drama, Tenancy support
28 Gordon Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, East of England NR32 1NL
Wednesday: 9am–4pm (2pm–4pm – dual diagnosis team drop-in)
Tuesday: 9am–4pm (10am–2pm – Samaritans drop-in)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am–3pm
Monday & Thursday: 9am–8pm
Provides support with housing, health, wellbeing and education and employment. Wide range of services.
Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure activities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support
Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow, Scotland G34 9JW
0141 276 9696
A free, friendly and inviting group for people looking to make friends or improve their own wellbeing.
Art classes, Music/drama
Crichton House, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8DT
0131 209 7700
Tuesday: 2pm–4pm (singing & creative writing classes)
Wednesday: 1pm–3pm (music classes)
Helps single homeless people get set up for a more stable and secure future. Learning programme, one-to-one coaching and housing advice. Creative arts and music workshops. Visit the website or phone for more details.
Accommodation/housing advice, Art classes, Education/training, Internet access, Leisure activities, Music/drama
Gorbals Parish Church, 1 Errol Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland G5 0RA
Wednesday: 7:15pm–9pm (Gorbals Community Choir)
Wednesday: 1:30pm–3pm (Sing For Life choir)
Wednesday: 5:30pm–6:30pm (Strum For Life guitar group)
The Gorbals Community Choir is completely free, all music is taught by ear and you can choose where to sit – tunes, highs or lows! You don’t have to have been in a choir before and they won’t make you sing on your own – it's all about making friends and having fun. Sing for Life is a choir suitable for older adults, individuals with health problems or anyone who would enjoy a gentle, uplifting singing session. Strum for Life is a community guitar class for all ages and levels. Guitars are provided (or you can bring your own).
20 Crimea Street, Glasgow, Scotland G2 8PW
0141 221 2630
Monday–Friday: 8pm–10pm (drop-in)
Christmas Day meal 1pm–3pm, but otherwise closed
24 December to 2 January
If you are experiencing problems such as homelessness and you need support or just someone to talk to, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone. Wide range of day and evening services, including English, numeracy, literacy and IT classes; support for foreign nationals and young people; lunch clubs and social events - details on their website. Fully accessible.
Advocacy, Counselling, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Step-free
99 Calder Street, Glasgow, Scotland G42 7RA
0141 433 2999
Community and arts centre with regular programme of arts events including pottery classes and Rags2Riches upcycling classes.
35 East Campbell St, Glasgow, Scotland G1 5DT
0141 552 0285
Monday–Friday: 8:15am–3pm (food, IT, pool, games, support, showers)
Monday: 12am–2pm (photography)
Aims to restore dignity to Glasgow’s poorest and to bring their service users back into mainstream society. Also a choir for adults affected by issues of homelessness (Fridays), and other arts. OPEN 23 & 28–30th December. CLOSED 24 & 26–27 December. Free Meal Christmas Day at 12noon.
Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure activities, Luggage storage, Music/drama, Tenancy support
257 London Road, Glasgow, Scotland G40 1PE
0141 237 1221
Wednesday: 6pm–7pm (craft groups)
Community space offering craft and upcycling workshops to anyone. Every 2nd week is in collaboration with the Glasgow Mental Health Support Group.