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