Author: Sue

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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Wow! Fridays… It’s a full on day here. 6am to 11am as normal with Eversheds LLP volunteering in the kitchens. Brilliant job guys. Then straight into Ladies Day at 12 noon to hold an afternoon session of lunch, a meaningful activity with a clothing session at the end. Credit Suisse ladies were the helpers here. […]
Thursdays is always a productive day here at the Mission. It is the day Marina from Job Centre Plus visits. (sadly, she is very camera shy and doesn’t like any sort of publicity so there is no photo I’m afraid). Our guys can sometimes have a tough time sorting out their benefits, they do not cope […]
Every cloud and silver linings spring to mind.  I know this to be a true statement after today.  Todays cloud – Unfortunately today’s volunteers were unable to make it. Our silver lining –  are the ex-servicemen of New Belvedere House. About 25% of the people who use the centre are ex-servicemen, an astounding figure really when you think […]
Bank holidays and weekends are when most of us get to spent time with our friends and family. Free time for the most of us; so when we get regular groups giving up that precious time to volunteer at the Mission and give time to others makes it all the more moving. Good Friday we saw the […]
Full team of volunteers today; A relatively new company to the Mission is Newman, Martin & Buchan LLP. They first came to volunteer July 2013 with the senior partners, some of those same volunteers came back today with an Army! Today’s team consisted of 18 people. 7 in the kitchen, 2 in Life skills; thank you […]
A huge thank you to the volunteers from Barclays Corporate.  What a unbelievable difference a smile makes.  you were fabulous! Exactly what we were looking for. We have always been aware that many of our visitors each morning come into the Mission in need of a hot shower, clean clothing and a hot breakfast.  Others to be able to have a […]
Most days we go home on a real high, which makes it all the more poignant when a  low day comes along. Sadly we got news today that one of our long term users of the Mission died this week. He was only in his early 40’s but when one reads all the reports on people who […]
What a day! We welcomed Lola Staffing today for the first time. thank you for your enthusiasm; it was very infectious. We all look forward to seeing you again. An enormous amount achieved in Lifeskills today; White and Case Lawyers giving their weekly advice session.  Two Fantastic things that happened that are definitely worth a space in the blog; One of our […]