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3 January to 2 April
Referral by agreed partner agencies must be confirmed by GWNS project worker. 18+, mixed, 15 places.
19 Thayer Street W1U 2QJ
020 7935 6179
Wednesday: 4:30pm–8pm (not between Christmas and New Year)
Wednesday Club offers a safe, warm space to relax; soup, sandwiches and drinks for 10p each; free sandwiches from local cafes after 7pm. Part of the West London Mission.
Food, Food (free)
Spiritual group, love of god, service to others. We do not put our views onto anyone, we simply serve food to the needy.
39 South Portland Street, Glasgow G5 9JL
0141 429 6533
Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Sexual health, Tenancy support
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
9 Campbell Road, Stratford, London E15 1SY
0208 534 2194/2316
Accommodation/housing advice, Food (free)
c/o Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2SX, London
Wednesday: 7:45pm–9:15pm (Embankment)
Soup, coffee, tea etc plus sandwiches, biscuits etc - and spend time chatting to people.
79a Tottenham Court Rd, (Entrance in Whitfield Street), London W1T 4TD
020 7580 2791
Monday & Tuesday: 10am–12am
The soup kitchen provides free hot meals, clothes and toiletries. The clothing store is open on alternate Mondays. This service is closed in August.
Clothing store, Food (free)
3A Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 6PA
Thursday: 6:15pm–7:30pm (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
Mission statement: "Empowering people, inspiring change. Love is all there is." Vegetarian food, and music while they distribute.
The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Road, London N9 7EN
020 8804 4070
c/o All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street, London W1T 6QG
Saturday: 5:30am–7:45am (tea run: 5.30-6.15 Tavistock St; 6.15-6.45 Savoy Pl; 6.45-7.30 King William IV St; All Souls Ch 7.40-7.45)
Saturday: 9am–12am (day centre at Webber St. Breakfast, bible group, ESOL, photography & art. Showers & clothes for ticket holders. Tickets from Webber St on Mondays)
Saturday: 6:30pm–8:30pm (Entertainment - invites via tea run or welcome desk at All Souls.
Christian organisation that participates in the Westminster Churches Winter Shelter (referral only). Films, coach trips, clothes store and bible group every Saturday night at 6.30pm. Invitations via the tea run or welcome desk at All Souls Langham Place. If you need step-free access, a volunteer will let you in via Cleveland St entrance.
Art classes, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Leisure activities
235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP
020 7240 0544
Limited number of tickets for Sunday roast available at 10.15am.
Memorial Community Church, 389-395 Barking Rd, London E13 8AL
020 7474 6603
Saturday: 8am–11:30am (cooked breakfast 9–11am)
Regular NHS nurse clinics and signposting to other support agencies. More facilities available on Mondays. Practical activities to build esteem and encourage hope. Small group work developing life skills and confidence.
Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Food (free), Medical/health, Outreach worker links
Various churches in Camden, London
020 7278 6267
3 November to 31 March
Rolling winter night shelter in Camden. Bed spaces for 16 guests, with separate sleeping areas for men and women. Accept referrals from Camden-based agencies with whom C4WS have a signed Service Level Agreement only.
Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Food (free), Leisure activities, Outreach worker links
1 January to 31 March
Free night shelter, food, showers and a safe place to sleep. Phone after completing and emailing a 1-page registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org. 15 guests; 18+, dry.
Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Outreach worker links
Carpenters Estate Community Hall, 17 Doran Walk (enter from Carpenters Rd), Stratford, London E15 2JL
07932 661 089
Tuesday: 10am–12am (food, drinks, clothes, books, toiletries, showers)
Aims "To show the love of Christ in practical ways to the homeless, elderly and anyone needing a helping hand, and to encourage and support the homeless into making better life choices".
Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food, Food (free), Step-free
217–23 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 8AN
020 7729 4375/ 661
Saturday: 2pm–3:30pm (last Saturday of month)
Welcomes homeless people every Sunday morning for a cooked breakfast and the last Saturday of the month for hot meals.
65 Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow, London E17 7AS
Monday–Sunday: 7:30pm–8:30pm (Mission Grove car park, Walthamstow)
Hot meals from a mobile kitchen van in Mission Grove, Walthamstow.
020 8555 9880; 020 8534 1164
Thursday: 1pm–3pm (Woodgrange Baptist Ch, Romford Rd, E7 8AA)
Tuesday: 9am–11am (St Paul & St James, Maryland Rd, Stratford, E15 1JL)
All applications for food must be accompanied by a referral from an independent agent (e.g. a doctor, a social worker or support worker, a school or nursery, a Job Centre).
Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Food, Food (free)
Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, London E5 0PU
Wednesday: 12:30am–3:30pm (Job Club)
Contact: email@example.com. Friendly and non-judgemental support for the more marginalised members of the community to access more services in the borough, particularly in relation to housing, benefits, JobCentre Plus, as well as health- and family-related issues. The Job Club is for anyone wanting support with maintaining their benefits, using the drop-in's computers with support to access Universal Job Match, write a CV and apply for jobs.
Benefits advice, Careers advice, Ex-offenders, Food (free), Legal advice, Mental health, Outreach worker links
Southcroft Church (Ichthus), 276 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London SW16 6NU
020 8677 0880
Provides food, clothing and a warm welcome to anyone in need: "Loving people with the love of Jesus. Kind, caring support & understanding."
Bathroom/showers, Food (free), Internet access
Allen Street, Kensington, London W8 6UX
0207 937 5782
Tuesday: 9pm–10pm (Seaforth Place, behind Westminster City Hall)
Outreach mission from young Copts.
66 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT
0844 251 0111
22 December to 30 December
Thursday–Friday: Open 24 hours
Referral via 221 Gray's Inn Rd, WC1X 8RA; City of London Academy, Lynton Rd, SE1 5LA; City Academy, Homerton Row, E9 6EA; Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Rd, W10 6EX; or Lesoco, 2 Deptford Ch St, SE8 4RZ. Access to residential centres via 5 day centres. Transport to day centres from King’s Cross, Mornington Cres, Finsbury Pk stn; Temple, Waterloo (St John's), London Br (Southwark St), Bermondsey stn; Broadway Day Centre, Victoria, and Chelsea Methodist Ch and Deptford Reach Day Centre.
Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure activities, Outreach worker links
Speedwell Street, Deptford, London SE8 4AT
020 8692 6548
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am–2pm
Monday & Wednesday: 9am–3:30pm
Friday: 9am–3:30pm (appointments only)
Drop-in centre for adults over 16 years of age who are vulnerable through homelessness, mental ill-health, loneliness, social exclusion or severe poverty.
Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Step-free, Tenancy support
Thurlow Lodge, 1 Thurlow Street, London SE17 2US
020 3489 1765
Wednesday: 6:30pm–8:30pm (music last Wed of month)
Work with homeless people and people with substance abuse issues. Help with hospital visits and bereavement, and support with detox. Their Christian mission is to touch and change lives one at a time.
Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Education/training, Food (free), Outreach workers