Our Impact in 2018

  • Over 4,600 volunteers, offering over 24.800 hours of their time.

  • New figures reveal that 4,134 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2017, an increase of 32% on the previous year.

  • Figures reveal that 8,096 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in London in 2017, an increase of 7% on the previous year.

  • Rough sleeping in England has now increased by 169% since 2010

  • 24% of rough sleepers have been on the streets for 2 years or more.

  • 101,835 breakfasts served during this year, an average of 279 a day.

  • 5,412 different people used our services during this year.

  • 2,917 people used our advice services during the past year. 296 were women.

  • 18% of people using our services are under 26 years of age.

  • 28 people use the Whitechapel Mission's address to receive their post.

  • 36 people were helped to find employment

  • 41 were referred to drug or alcohol programmes.

  • 198 people received help in claiming benefits.

  • 32% of people using our services have been in care at some point.

  • 15% of people supported by the Whitechapel Mission have been in the armed services.

  • 79 people found permanent accomodation, either a flat or apartment. 258 people found a hostel during this year.

  • 12 birth certificates purchased during this year.

  • 27 people came to us without any form of ID at all.

  • 23,800 showers during this year.

  • 38% of people using our services have been in prison.

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Our Mission

The Whitechapel Mission has been serving the homeless and marginalised for 143 years – including a day centre, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. By encouraging each person to address the issues which caused their homelessness, we help them to gain the skills and confidence to make lasting changes in their lives.

We believe everyone deserves a chance, regardless of their background, race or religion.

We are open every day of the year and expect to see as many as 300 homeless and vulnerable men and women each day. And we do this without public funding.

We know that we can, and are, making a positive and lasting difference to the people who ask for our help.

News

challengeEnglish councils accused of hiding scale of homelessness crisis

Critics point out change of compiling method led to decrease in total count of rough sleepers

The Guardian - 25-02-2019

News

challengeHomeless deaths rose by a record 22% last year, says ONS report

A record number of homeless people died last year, in the biggest increase in deaths since reporting began, amid warnings fatalities are likely to be even higher in 2019.

The Guardian - 01-10-2019

Todays Volunteers

We welcome volunteers from:

Uber

Phillips 66 Ltd

Individuals

Volunteers play a crucial role within the Mission, serving breakfast, sorting clothing or working one to one with people who are homeless.

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People asking for money on our trains

We offer free food, free showers, free clothing and free advice and counseling to all those in genuine need.

Free access to medical advice, free access to educational classes and free access to benefits advice, job club and housing advice.

Daycentre open 6am every day of the year, and staff on-site 24 hours a day.

We are open to all, regardless of their background, race, sex, religion or origin.

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We pledge to be open every day and pledge to make a difference for as many people as possible.

But, only if you can pledge to support us.


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Volunteering at Christmas

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