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March 30 2020

A quick update of key services that are continuing to provide support in London during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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A consequence of the nationwide lockdown and forced shutdown of services has been the near-evaporation of homeless support services. Some are still operating, however.

We will update this post to keep the information current.

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We recommend referring to Housing Justice for important updates about plans to help housing and homelessness services:


  • Streets Kitchen
    The government has clarified that premises providing food and drink to homeless people can remain open throughout lockdown (this can change). Therefore Streets Kitchen are still operating in Camden and Hackney:
    - Camden: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm outside the tube station.
    - Hackney: outside Hackney Central library from 8pm on Thursdays, with another takeaway spot opposite Dalston Kingsland on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30pm.
    - Jamming 4 Change will also still be running from 4pm on Sundays in Shoreditch (with food available).

  • The Outside Project
    The Outside Project is raising funds for central London hotel rooms for LGBTIQ+ homeless people. The rooms will be rented for three months. The charity is working with YHA to use their facilities.

  • Whitechapel Mission
    The Mission daycentre is open every day of the week, along with several amenities, including the showers. The centre is women-only between 12pm-3pm on Fridays.
    - Breakfast is also available daily, at a cost of 50p.

  • The Manna
    Located on Essex Road, Highbury, the Manna are still running drop-in sessions on Tuesdays (7-9pm), Wednesdays (1-3pm) and Fridays (9-11am). There will be food and showers available, with a laundry service available for £1.

  • Food for All
    The indomitable, indefatigable Food for All are still hard at work. Find them in their usual spots including Camden, Kings Cross and Holborn. Check their service status for exactly where they will be on each day (
    - They are also operating a Food for All hub in Kentish Town, serving homeless and vulnerable people.

  • St Patrick's Open House
    St Patrick’s in Soho have stopped mass, however their Open House operation still offers a breakfast and shower facilities on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Although the showers will have to be registered for at 7am on the day.

  • Streets Kitchen and the Museum of Homelessness
    Both have joined forces with Islington and Camden councils to take over Popham & Cummings Community Centre in Popham Street, N1 8QU. Here they are packing meals for  people who are homeless but are now using self-contained accommodation found by the local authorities.

Last updated Mon 6th April
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