Our work | Providence Row

Last year more than 1,500 people used our services

We work in East London, once of the most deprived areas of the UK. We support people in times of crisis, providing a safe space, food, warmth and access to advice & support. 

We also work with people to build skills and confidence.  Through our employment & progression schemes and our mental and physical health services we provide the tools that enable people to create healthy, independent lives.

Homelessness in East London

In 2023 we saw a noticeable increase in the demand for our services with both the pandemic and the beginning of a cost of living crisis having a significant negative impact on the most vulnerable people in our society. More and more clients who never thought they would be affected by homelessness turned to us for help as they were pushed over the edge by unaffordable rents and rising utility costs. The cost of living crisis also meant that the costs of delivering our services increased at a time when we were needed more than ever. We are proud that although we had to operate in a difficult environment we managed to support so many clients, many with complex needs, and to make a positive and lasting impact to their lives. 

Building a community of support

Our framework for change outlines our approach to supporting our local community of Tower Hamlets, details our priorities and lays out a 5 year framework for change. 

Read our framework for change

How we work in our local community

You can see more about out work by watching our film 'Behind the headlines at Providence Row' . Presented by Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow, the film features Pete, Peter and Frank, who share their experiences of homelessness in London, and how we supported them during this time.

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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