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240 Project

116 Bramley Road, London W10 6SU

0207 221 7530

Monday–Wednesday: 11am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1WDl7ne

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

 
Accumul8

34 Clovelly Road, London N8 7RH

07799 450636

Map   Website: bit.ly/2asoApy

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.

Art classes

 
Cardboard Citizens

77a Greenfield Road, London E1 6QR

020 7377 8948

Monday–Friday: 10am–6pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/niiZB

"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

 
CoolTan Arts

3rd Fl, 224–236 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JE

0207 701 2696

Tuesday–Friday: 10am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1mWCZHY

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

 
Core Arts

1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

020 8533 3500

Map   Website: bit.ly/w3FwW

Promotes the artistic and creative abilities of people who experience severe and enduring mental health problems.

Leisure activities, Music/drama

 
Haringey Recovery Service

590 Seven Sisters Road, London N15 6HR

020 8801 3999

Tuesday & Thursday: 10am–7pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am–4:30pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/2t1vQ33

Works with individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse, and with their friends, families and carers. A holistic approach to recovery, with continued sustainable support, equipping people with the skill for self-development and for collectively developing the whole recovery community.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-offenders, Internet access, Legal advice, Leisure facilities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Step-free, Tenancy support

 
Open Cinema (London)

TechHub, 5 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX

+ 7910 044 453

Map   Website: bit.ly/1lhkiDh

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

 
SMart

c/o Diorama Arts, 3-7 Euston Centre, Regents Place, London NW1 3JG

020 7209 0029

Website: bit.ly/1w4J8uq

Art workshops and lectures at various venues. Email smartnetwork@lineone.net for details.

Art classes

 
St Mungo’s (formerly Broadway Day Centre)

13 Market Lane, London W12 8EZ

020 8735 5810

Friday: 10am–12am (acupuncture)
Wednesday & Friday: 10:30am–12am (rough sleeper service)
Wednesday: 10am–12am (optician and once a month Hep C clinic)
Thursday: 10am–12am (nurse)
Monday: 10am–12am (nurse & podiatry services)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2g8dloq

The service has changed. Health services are available on a drop-in basis, as is access to the local outreach team. There is now a recovery college offering term-time courses such as music, art, IT, chi gung, script writing and Hearing Voices. Please call 020 8735 5833 for information on the prospectus as this is subject to regular change.

Art classes, Clothing store, Education/training, Foot care, Medical/health, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers

 
Streetwise Opera

26 Red Lion Square (registered address), London WC1R 4AG

020 7730 9551

Website: bit.ly/n4DDS

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!

Music/drama

 
The Choir With No Name (North London)

The Only Connect Theatre, 32 Cubitt Street, London WC1X 0LR

07772 230744

Monday: 7pm–9pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1So7O8G

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

 
The Choir with No Name (South London)

Pembroke House, 80 Tatum Street, London SE17 1QR

07772 230744

Tuesday: 7pm–9pm (dinner and rehearsal)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1Rv9iNM

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

 
The Manna at St Stephen’s

17 Canonbury Road, London N1 2DF

020 7226 5369

Tuesday: 7pm–9pm
Friday: 9am–11am
Wednesday: 1pm–3pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1SNVUVU

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

 
The Vision Organisation UK

St Silas Community Hall, Penton Street, London N1 9UL

07405200064

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)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2aS9Bau

Art classes, Barber, Careers advice, Clothing store, Food (free), Leisure activities, Step-free

 
The Choir with No Name (Birmingham)

Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham , West Midlands B4 7SX

07794 100938

Thursday: 6:30pm–8:30pm (rehearsal and dinner)

Map   Website: bit.ly/iV9MW

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

 
St Petrock’s

10 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, South West EX1 1HJ

01392 422396

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)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1OGdaLm

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

 
Streetlife

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)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1VCKQuH

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

 
The Mustard Tree

110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester, North West M4 6AG

0161 228 7331

Friday & Saturday: 10am–4pm
Monday–Wednesday: 10am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/3E80Jv

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

 
Access Community Trust

28 Gordon Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, East of England NR32 1NL

01502 527200

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
Friday: 9am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/WML36S

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

 
Creative Collective

Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow, Scotland G34 9JW

0141 276 9696

Thursday: 6:30pm–8:30pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/2dmlOFl

A free, friendly and inviting group for people looking to make friends or improve their own wellbeing.

Art classes, Music/drama

 
Crisis Skylight (Edinburgh)

Crichton House, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8DT

0131 209 7700

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm
Tuesday: 2pm–4pm (singing & creative writing classes)
Wednesday: 1pm–3pm (music classes)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2smRePd

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

 
Givin' it Laldie

Gorbals Parish Church, 1 Errol Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland G5 0RA

07728 323636

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)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2dk6uWU

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).

Music/drama

 
Govanhill Baths

99 Calder Street, Glasgow, Scotland G42 7RA

0141 433 2999

Monday–Sunday: 10am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/2cFOKEf

Community and arts centre with regular programme of arts events including pottery classes and Rags2Riches upcycling classes.

 
Lodging House Mission

35 East Campbell St, Glasgow, Scotland G1 5DT

0141 552 0285

Monday–Saturday: 8am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/2gCohLQ

Practical help for homeless and other vulnerable people. Free breakfast and lunch. Help with benefits, homelessness, form filling, health etc. Showers, IT café, arts & crafts, dentist, medical and counselling advice.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Education/training, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Luggage storage, Music/drama, Sexual health, Tenancy support

 
On the Corner

257 London Road, Glasgow, Scotland G40 1PE

0141 237 1221

Wednesday: 6pm–7pm (craft groups)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2cJIAoD

Community space offering craft and upcycling workshops to anyone. Every 2nd week is in collaboration with the Glasgow Mental Health Support Group.

Art classes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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