Homelessness prevention and advice

Support for rough sleepers

The organisations and networks on this page can be contacted directly by or on behalf of rough sleepers.

NewDay 

Mondays and Tuesdays: 8.30am to 2.30pm, Salvation Army, 1 Paul Street, Stratford, E15 4QB

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 8.30am to 2.30pm, Salvation Army East Ham, 42 Wakefield Street, E6 1NQ

Please note that our centres are currently closed. Due to the Coronavirus, NEWday will only be working with current registered users and night shelter guests until further notice. Please visit our website for further assistance. https://www.newwayproject.org/newday-services.

NEWday Project advice centre is a warm place of welcome, meeting basic needs for food, showers and laundry for those working with us. It offers tailored support to overcome barriers and support a move away from homelessness.

This may include support with a c/o address, finances, (opening and managing a bank account/money management), accessing eligible benefits, supporting with job search/employment, training to get online and using computers, taking care of health and wellbeing, referrals to emergency shelters and hostels, advice on private rented options, referrals to London Borough of Newham – Homeless Prevention and Advice Service, signposting to other specialists.

Bridges Memorial Community Church

389-395 Barking Rd,

London E13 8AL

Tel: 020 7474 6603

Saturday: 8am–11:30am (cooked breakfast 9–11am) 

Monday: 10am–2pm

Bridges provide 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. Plus held on the closest Saturday to Christmas from 8 till 3, breakfast, Christmas dinner and events to celebrate.

Churches Foodbank (Newham)

Tel: 020 8555 9880; 020 8534 1164 

Thursday: 1pm–3pm (Woodgrange Baptist Church, 345 Romford Rd, E7 8AA) Tuesday: 9am–11am (St Paul & St James Church, 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 (free).

Emmanuel Church (Stratford)

Romford Rd/Upton Lane, London E7 8BD

Tel: 020 8522 1900 

Thursday: 7:30am–8:30am  Cooked breakfast and free food.

The Carpenters TMO Community Hall

17 Doran Walk, London E15 2JL

Tel: 020 8221 3860

Tuesday: 10am–12am Provides hot or cold drink, every Tuesday and free food.

The Docklands Centre

98 Gibbins Road E15 2HU

Shower facilities daily with shower gel and towel provided, 9 – 11.30am.  Hot drinks and pastries provided, must leave by 12 noon.

CGL (Change Grow Live) substance misuse service

3 Beckton Road, Canning Town, E16 4DE

327 High Street, Stratford E152TF 

997 Romford Road, Manor Park E12 5JR

Free confidential support with substance misuse for adults and those affected by someone else’s substance misuse.

Call 0800 652 3879 or email [email protected]

Open Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00.

Open access Monday - Friday 10:00 - 11:00. You can just turn up during this time, you don't need an appointment.