Redbridge has its own outreach
service for rough sleepers, we aim to respond to all requests
within 24 hours.
The service of professional
staff and locally trained volunteers is provided by the homeless
charity Single Homeless Project (SHP) and funding is provided by
the Redbridge Housing Service.
If you are concerned about a rough sleeper
To tell us about a rough sleeper call us confidentially at:
- Street Link on 0300 500 0914 or
- report it at streetlink
- If the person you are concerned about needs urgent medical
assistance call 999.
What we are doing about homelessness in Redbridge
Redbridge Places of Change Partnership
Places of Change are centres of engagement and empowerment which
equip people to help themselves out of the downward spiral of
homelessness by focusing on activity, employment, health, education
The Partnership is supported by Homeless Link and the East
London Housing Partnership and comprises:
- Redbridge Housing Service;
- Adult Social Services;
- Single Homeless Project (SHP),
- Welcome Centre Project;
- Look Ahead Housing & Care;
- NHS Redbridge;
- Service Users and
- other community and faith organisations .
The Partnership is transforming the services and
accommodation for rough sleepers and other single homeless people
It was successful in winning £2 million of funding from the
Government's Places of Change programme and in 2011, 39
purpose-built rooms at three sites were developed, all linked
to a range of support, health, training and employment services
comprising the Redbridge pathway to independent living.
Volunteers and community support remain absolutely vital to the
services provided in Redbridge.
Cold Weather Shelter
This will run again this winter from December to February at the
Salvation Army Hall in Clements Road, Ilford. Contact
Co-ordinator Candice Steen on Tel. 020 8478 2961.
Employment and Training
Getting homeless people into training and employment is a key
element of the Places of Change programme. Links and
opportunities are being developed with a range of partners through
Rough sleepers experience significantly poorer health and well
being, in comparison to those living in permanent
accommodation. Homelessness Nurse sessions are provided at
the Welcome Centre and a Homelessness triage Walk-In Service is
provided at the Loxford Polyclinic, Ilford Lane, 8 am to 8 pm, 7
days a week.