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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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News

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

Pete

Pete was a glue sniffer for many years, and an alcoholic. Very familiar to the police and criminal system and never quite ready to change his life. And then one morning he said he had had enough and would we help him sort things out. We managed to find a detox and rehab which Pete grabbed with both hands and sorted out his addiction problems. Upon completion of the therapy, we were able to find a hostel, but with no work experience, a criminal record, it was going to be difficult to move forward from there. But, we managed to find him employment and he was able to move into his own flat and finally start his life.

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