Why we are needed in East London

East London remains one of the most deprived areas in the country. Situated next to the City of London – home to some of the wealthiest corporations in the UK – East London continues to have high incidences of poverty and homelessness.

Last year 10,726 people slept rough in London

Last year 10,726 (according to CHAIN Street to Home Report 2019-20) people slept rough on London’s streets, a 21% increase from the previous year. Of these people, 66% were rough sleeping for the very first time.

Added to these stark figures are the thousands of hidden homeless: people who may be squatting, sofa surfing or in illegal tenancies. 

That’s why we work here in East London to help those people that don’t have a home.

Providence Row works with individuals to get back on their feet and live an independent life away from the streets. We tackle the root causes of homelessness through crisis response, advice and support, learning and training.

Read our 'Building a Community of Support' - Framework for Change 2019-2024

Read our Year Book 2017/18 to find out what we achieved last year.

How you can get involved

Join our campaign now to help take action against homelessness this October. 

The time to take action is now.


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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