Working with economic migrants | Providence Row

Many of the people we work with are economic migrants who are, or have been, involved in casual labour or trades. We know that casual labour is a direct cause of becoming homeless as it leaves people with little or no savings and security when their jobs come to an end. Many end up rough sleeping whilst others are either sofa surfing, squatting, or living in illegal tenancies.

We help people work out if they are entitled to benefits, and if so help them to access them and support them as they wait for accommodation. We assess how viable it is to get people back into the workplace and direct people to legitimate labour markets. We also help them to improve and build their skills through our learning and training opportunities so they can build a safer, more stable future.

We don’t encourage any of the people we work with to remain homeless, living on the streets with no prospects of a regular income or home. For those people, where it is safe to do so, the best option is often to return to their home country through a supported reconnection. Read more about supported reconnections.

Need our help?

If you believe our services can help you, or someone you know, please:

  • Visit our centre at The Dellow Centre, 82 Wentworth Street, London E1 7SA. Opening hours: 9am – 4pm

  • Call 020 7375 0020

Providence Row is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07452798 and registered charity number 1140192. Its registered office is at The Dellow Centre, 82 Wentworth Street, London, E1 7SA.
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