Services

Streetwork

Street Work involves walking along the streets of London at night, usually after 9pm. We go out to offer a cup of tea or coffee and a sandwich, and spend some time with and talk to people.

We do so representing Simon and our philosophy of acceptance, tolerance, and understanding. We aim to develop supportive relationships with those who are vulnerable and isolated. Meeting people for the first time is a chance to build a rapport with them and to try to understand their needs.

The majority of homeless people are isolated, at best they are ignored, and at worst they are abused. To have a conversation with those who have been socially excluded is to see them as fellow human beings. It is a start to building trust where there is an expectation of fear and disapproval, and where prejudice and discrimination are faced every day.

                                

Street Cafés

The people who come to our Street Cafés tell us they like it because it is an opportunity to meet and socialise with their friends, as well as play chess or just read the newspapers quietly, in privacy and without worrying about being moved on. 

We set up chairs and a table and provide the meal, tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes and fruit when possible.


Every Saturday and Sunday we are in the garden of St. Giles in the Field Church (WC2H 8LG)  map
Saturday from 2 to 4pm and Sunday from 1:15 to 3:15pm.

Hospitality

Three days a week the street homeless are welcome at 2 Hilldrop Road, Islington, London N7OJE.  There they can have a hot meal, wash their clothes and relax indoors. 
               
Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 11am to 3.30pm
         
2 Hilldrop Road, Islington, London N7OJE, Buses 29 and 253. map

 

 

Tea Runs

Early morning Tea Runs go out on Sunday and Monday.  People can get some breakfast - a hot tea and coffee, sandwiches and pastries to start the day.

The schedule for Monday
is:
7:00am - St Pancras Church  map
7:20am - Maltravers Street   map
7:40am - Strand   map
8:00am - Covent Garden   map
8:40am - Marble Arch   map   

The schedule for Sunday is:

7:00am - St Pancras Church  map
7:20am - Maltravers Street   map
7:40am - Strand   map
8:00am - Covent Garden   map
8:20am - Victoria   map
8:40am - Marble Arch   map 

 

 
Soup Runs


Soup runs go out two evenings a week, on Wednesday and Thursday, where soup, hot & cold drinks and sandwiches and pastries are served. This is also an opportunity to hand out clothes and blankets and have a chat with volnteers.

The itinerary is:
8:15pm - Hinde Street 
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9:10pm - Maltravers Street  
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10:00pm - Waterloo (behind NT)  
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