Homelessness Support

Homelessness: Advice and Support

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 came in to force and places a legal duty on Tower Hamlets to offer more support to a wider range of people who are homeless or at the risk of losing their home.

This means that we are required to intervene from an early stage of your housing issue with the aim of preventing you from losing your current home, or to take steps to help you to secure accommodation.

Website: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk

Whitechapel Mission

The Whitechapel Mission, has been helping Londoners who are rough sleeping since 1876, meeting the specific needs of each man and woman who walks through their doors.

Website: www.whitechapel.org.uk

First Love Foundation

They are a charity based in Tower Hamlets. They’ve spent the past 10 years helping thousands of people facing crisis to get their lives back on track.

Their holistic model of support has been cited by the APPG on Hunger and Poverty (2014) as the most effective in tackling poverty anywhere in the UK.

They want to see a Britain without poverty.

Website: www.firstlovefoundation.org.uk

Providence Row

They are a homelessness charity tackling the root causes of homelessness to help people get off, and stay off, the streets.

Website: www.providencerow.org.uk


If you’re homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless, they can help you:

  • Find a safe home and settle in.
  • Learn, get an education and skills training.
  • Find work and apply for jobs.
  • Look after your health and well-being.
  • Volunteer and meet new people.

Website: www.crisis.org.uk