Our Impact in 2019

  • Over 5,200 volunteers, offering over 36.400 hours of their time.

  • New figures reveal that 16,134 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2018/19, 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 2018/19, an increase of 7% on the previous year.

  • Rough sleeping in England has now increased by 250% since 2010

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

  • 108,398 breakfasts served during this year, an average of 297 a day.

  • 5,698 different people used our services during this year.

  • 2,457 people used our advice services during the past year. 566 were women.

  • 24% of people using our services are under 26 years of age.

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

  • 47 people were helped to find employment

  • 58 were referred to drug or alcohol programmes.

  • 298 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.

  • 63 people found permanent accomodation, either a flat or apartment. 312 people found a hostel during this year.

  • 29 birth certificates purchased during this year.

  • 52 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

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Sue Miller

The date for the 2020 race is:
5th July 2020

145 spaces available

Together, we have raised: £0.00

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challengeEnglish councils accused of hiding scale of homelessness crisis

Critics point out change of compiling method led to decrease in total count of rough sleepers

The Guardian - 25-02-2019

A Story You Made Possible


Zoe won't ever speak of her father, and always said she hated her mother, until she died recently. Zoe is a binge drinker and can be very offensive and difficult when drunk. Working with her over the last couple of years, we have assisted her in finding her own flat and we are working with her to deal with the anger issues. We have no expectations and no time scales. We will be here each day and will work at the speed she is comfortable.

Help us bring hope this summer

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Can you help us this Summer to make a difference to those still sleeping on our streets?

We will be here throughout the summer and every day, making a difference and offering opportunities for a whole new life.

In a very recent government report, it is announced that rough sleeping numbers up 30% since this time last year, and doubled since 2010. London, the South East and the South West has the highest number of rough sleepers.

A total of 6,437 rough sleepers were contacted by outreach workers or building based teams in London in 2013 against 3,975 in 2011

48% of rough sleepers are from the UK. 3% from the Republic of Ireland. 25% from EU countries. 12% from the rest of the world and 12% from unknown origins.

And these figures do not cover 'hidden homeless' groups, such as those who are squatting or staying in places which are inaccessible to outreach workers

Please make a donation now and support our work this summer.

Help 1 person


One time donation
Breakfast Will let us feed, shower and clothe a homeless person for a day.

Help 1 person


One time donation
Clothing Will let us share some warmth this winter. Your blanket will help them keep warm as temperatures drop overnight on the streets.

Help 1 person


One time donation
Birth Certificate Will buy a birth certificate and allow a homeless peron to get their identity back, and place their first foot on the ladder.

Help everyone


One time donation
Hall of Clients Would allow us to feed everybody coming to our door for one day during this pandemic.

If you would like to contribute regularly, you might like to complete a Bankers Order. The Whitechapel Mission is a registered charity and the Trustees wish to express their grateful thanks to all who support the Mission financially, whether your donation be great or small.

If you would like to contribute regularly, we would ask you to complete a Bankers Order. Even if it is only a few of pounds a month, it makes a huge difference to our work. £3 a month is actually worth far more to us than £36 a year.

A 'gift in kind' donation is a great way for you to support the Whitechapel Mission.

Whether you are a church, school, corporate, retailer, manufacturer, agent, distributor, wholesaler or individual - if you have surplus goods then you can help.

Suggested goods to donate:

  • Underwear and T-shirts
  • Toiletries
  • Non-Perishable foods
  • Hygiene Kits
Help us bring hope this summer!

Every day the Whitechapel Mission helps over 250 people, and as many as 300. Many of them come to us because they are living on the streets or have become homeless through family breakdown, violence, poverty or discrimination. Others may be unfairly threatened with eviction, or living in property that is damp, dangerous or overcrowded.

Donate Online safely and securely.
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Your gift to The Whitechapel Mission goes to work right away - providing meals, showers, shelter, medical care, lifeskills classes and mentoring for poor and homeless men and women in London. Your gift is safe and secure. You can donate with confidence.

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Text HOMELESS to 70144 to donate £3

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Or text FEED to 70144 to donate £5

Text costs £5 plus network charge. The Whitechapel Mission receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer's permission. Customer care 03000 111 400. Charity No: 227905

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Regular Giving - Hope Partners
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Hope Partners are special friends who give monthly to The Whitechapel Mission. The gifts of Hope Partners are important and help us provide over 100,000 breakfasts, support our advice and counselling and ensure we are open throughout the night during freezing conditions.

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