Our Impact in 2018

  • Over 4,600 volunteers, offering over 27,690 hours of their time.

  • New figures reveal that 4,134 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2017, an increase of 32% on the previous year.

  • Figures reveal that 8,096 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in London in 2017, an increase of 7% on the previous year.

  • Rough sleeping in England has now increased by 169% since 2010

  • 24% of rough sleepers have been on the streets for 2 years or more.

  • 101,835 breakfasts served during this year, an average of 279 a day.

  • 5,412 different people used our services during this year.

  • 2,917 people used our advice services during the past year. 296 were women.

  • 18% of people using our services are under 26 years of age.

  • 28 people use the Whitechapel Mission's address to receive their post.

  • 36 people were helped to find employment

  • 41 were referred to drug or alcohol programmes.

  • 198 people received help in claiming benefits.

  • 32% of people using our services have been in care at some point.

  • 15% of people supported by the Whitechapel Mission have been in the armed services.

  • 79 people found permanent accomodation, either a flat or apartment. 258 people found a hostel during this year.

  • 12 birth certificates purchased during this year.

  • 27 people came to us without any form of ID at all.

  • 23,800 showers during this year.

  • 38% of people using our services have been in prison.

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Run with a Mission - Event

days to go!
Sue Miller

The date for the 2019 race is:
21st July 2019

37 spaces available

Together, we have raised: £4,146.03

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‘Mission Songs’ Album

Client in the snow

In mid-November, to coincide with the Whitechapel Mission`s Thanksgiving Service, a CD album of songs, “Mission Songs”, written and performed by Andrew King will be released. All the proceeds from sales of the album will be given to the Mission to help continue its work.

The song material will be primarily Christian-themed but reflective, and all you will hear is Andrew`s voice and guitar. The mercy of God, our tendency to feel isolated when things go wrong, the quiet actions of Christians to put into effect God`s plans in a positive and creative way, these and other themes are explored in a thought-provoking set of songs offered for sale at £8.00.

Andrew`s album also includes songs based on the history of craft working in wood in the Hackney and Whitechapel areas in past years, and the fading and rekindling of human love.

Andrew was seriously ill about three years ago, with a spell of twenty-five days in intensive care, and further hospitalisation which left him with muscle wastage so severe that he was completely unable to support himself, until God`s mercy and a great physiotherapist helped him to recover his mobility during the following six months.

Using some of the Mission`s library of photographs to illustrate the CD cover, the album will be on sale on our website from mid-November.

Please call Jenny on 020 7392 2702