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Rico
It all started when I was evicted by my landlord. I usually work, pay my own rent, go to the gym, but when I was made homeless
“Before I was sleeping rough, I had a really good job working in Costa Rica. I had a wonderful life, money, a nice home, a nice boyfriend… up until August 2020. I lost my job because of Covid and I was stranded in Costa Rica for 5 months. Everything went downhill so quickly. I think […]
“Hello, my name is Mario. I’ve been coming to the Whitechapel Mission for approximately 6 or 7 years to get breakfast but recently I’ve been coming more during the coronavirus as I’ve needed some further help. During the virus, the Mission has been my absolute rock.  The Whitechapel Mission has been brilliant at supporting with […]
As The Whitechapel Mission cares for an increasing number of our most vulnerable guests during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, we remain committed to the health, safety and well-being of all. Our guests who are experiencing homelessness don’t have the option to “stay at home” to avoid risk to themselves or others — so we are reliant […]
Our Aim To support, encourage and assist people who are homeless and social exclusion people, regardless of background, to improve their lives, by equipping them with skills sustain tenancies, employment and integration into the wider community. Objectives Devise and deliver a programme of basic computer skills over the year, based on identified individual needs. To […]
Danish Crown is a global meat producer and supplier, specialising in pork and beef. The Danish Crown Group has recently outlined new Sustainability goals with the mission statement of ‘Feeding the World’. In the face of this global crisis, the hospitality industry is facing very perilous times. As food producers, we have a responsibility to […]
Whitechapel Mission is celebrating World Monopoly Day with a fundraising challenge. Just to inform you of a fundraising day and wish to invite you to join us for a fantastic day of fun whilst raising much needed funds for the Computer Suite Project. To fund a project to introduce a computer suite connected to the main […]
Working alongside @SSAFA @CardboardCitz @Providence_Row  @crisis_uk  “The ladder to success” event to bring together services from across the borough and sector in the hope of offering even more.  The Whitechapel Mission has been serving the homeless and marginalised for over 140 years – and our daycentre services of food, clothing, showers and shelter are well known […]
Most people do get those Monday morning blues; but it’s the day our staff and volunteers look forward to most. Our advice room is open for all to access, we can help with most things that come our way, whether it be finding a bed for someone that night, helping with the changes in the benefit […]
@LushLtd @truebritlondon and @RitualCosmetics supporting our “New Year, New You” Day. Of course it is always about trying to find more appropriate, affordable housing, support structures and advice and advocacy for the people on the streets and those insecurely housed. But, there is far more to our work than just a hot meal or a shower. […]
The Whitechapel Mission have been helping Londoners to help the homeless since 1876, meeting the specific needs of each man and woman who walks through our doors. First, we help the homeless by meeting immediate needs: food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. In our recovery programs, we address deeper needs for life-skills and job skills […]
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP is urging more people to get tested for TB as part of his campaign to raise awareness of the disease, which is more prevalent in London than any other capital in Western Europe. Today his TB ambassador, award-winning actress Emma Thompson and her son Tindy Agaba visited a […]
As the shower refurbishment is now complete, we start on the restrooms. Funding for these works is now secured and work begins  on Monday morning The toilet facilities are an important part of our service provision, and not only as a normal facility. For those sleeping rough the use of a bathroom offers the dignity and privacy, […]
Men’s showers are available Monday to Friday from 7:30am until 9:30am, with an opportunity to choose replacement clothing after taking a shower. We always ensure a sufficient amount of clothing in an attempt to allow individuals to pick and choose the clothing they would like to wear. We take for granted the choice we have […]
We want volunteering at Whitechapel to be fun, rewarding and challenging. The skills, opinions and experiences of each volunteer are valued and we want them to be an integral part of the organization. Volunteers can come in small or large groups (and occasionally as an individual). Many work together in the city or in Canary […]
Last year, 112,070 people declared themselves homeless in England – a 26% increase in four years. At the same time, the number of people sleeping rough in London grew by 75% to a staggering 6,437. Why? A £7bn cut in housing benefit, welfare reforms and a huge lack of affordable housing  Jon HenleyThe Guardian, Wednesday […]
New group into today – Advantage Resources, great team with loads of enthusiasm. Thank you to a great team; glad to hear you enjoyed it and want to come back and do more. Its a very difficult time for people who have no home its hard to get them moving forward  as all the winter night shelters have now […]
At some point when walking through the streets in London, you will no doubt be accosted by someone asking for a “bit of change please”. It is a personal choice for us and mostly I will not give money to a stranger but rather buy him food or a cup of tea, what ever their […]
  First published at Spitalfields Life by the gentle author Seen for the first time in over a century, these are a series of portraits taken around 1900 at the Working Lads Institute, known today as the Whitechapel Mission. After my first visit with Colin O’Brien to take portraits at the Mission on Easter Tuesday, […]
Was there any disruption caused by the tube strike? Not here at Whitechapel there wasn’t! Northern Trust battled any transport trauma’s and 7 hardy volunteers got here to serve and smile. Not that London Transport affect our customers, they are used to travelling by shank’s pony; their feet are a testament to that. Great admiration must go to […]