Our centre in Whitechapel is open every day of the year, with as many as 350 free breakfasts being served each day.

our numbers are up 25%

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For many of us this may be another difficult and uncertain year. Many people asking for assistance to prevent homelessness.

Advice requests up by 30%

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Whitechapel Mission

Whitechapel Mission

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Our Work


Breakfast is Served


Hot Cuppa


Breakfast Served


The Daycentre Team


Hot Shower and clean clothing available at 8:30am daily

Advice Centre

Advice workers available from 8am

Computer Suite

Access to computer suite from 8am. Fast internet access at any time


Clothing being sorted by volunteers

Our Open Door

Our doors remain open

Daycentre Staff

Daycentre Staff Team

Advice Team

Advice Staff Team

Office Team

Our Communicatiosn Team

People asking for money on our trains

  • We offer free food, free showers, free clothing and free advice and counseling to all those in need.
  • Free access to medical advice, free access to educational classes and free access to benefits advice, job club and housing advice.
  • Daycentre open every day of the year, and staff on-site 24 hours a day.
  • Advice centre open until 3pm weekdays.
  • We are open to all, regardless of their background, race, gender, religion or origin.

Frequently Asked Questions

A free breakfast served daily from 8am until 10am

Free showers available weekdays from 7am

Free clothing available weekdays via showers

Advice and Support team available weekdays from 8am until 3pm

Computer Suite available weekdays from 8am until 3pm

We welcome donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and clothing on any weekday from 5:30am until 4pm and weekends from 5:30am until noon.

It is possible to make donations outside of these hours, if you can call us to arrange.

We are not able to accept duvets and pillows. And we cannot accept pre-cooked food.

We ask you to bear in mind that our vehicles are very costly to run and therefore it is not possible for us to collect small donations, unless we can link the collection with others in the area. 

We will very rarely collect from outside the M25, West London, or North London due to the time and cost implications.

We are not able to accept duvets and pillows or household items and furniture. And we cannot accept pre-cooked food.

Rarely. Our entrance is in Maples Place, E1 1BJ and it has parking bays. These are usually full most of the day from 8am

It is possible to park outside of our carpark gates for a short time to unload (in the same road)

If you call us in advance and inform us of your vehicle registration number, we can have the gates open for you to park.

We cannot accept new individual volunteers at the moment. We are able to welcome back our volunteer groups.

We are grateful for the interest in volunteering onsite, but we need to keep volunteers, guests and staff safe.

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Housing Advice 2,931

offered housing advice during 2023

Clothes Delivered 9,157

people supported during 2023

Meals Served 129,752

meals served during 2023

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