Streets2Homes is a charity based in Harlow, Essex that provides a day centre which seeks to reach out to and help those who are facing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.  We provide a safe and friendly environment in which we can assist them in a number of ways including securing accommodation.

The demand for housing in this area always outstrips availability so it can take time to find suitable accommodation and we are always looking for good landlords to work with us. The day centre provides a place to access housing advice and practical assistance to secure accommodation, social contact, training sessions, employment advice, health services, washing facilities, food, clothing, general guidance and support.

We cannot do all the work ourselves but we have links with a wide range of agencies and organisations that we can contact to get the appropriate type of assistance to meet the needs of our clients.


Streets2Homes offers a safe place for those experiencing homelessness or housing difficulties in our community where they can rest, make friends and access support and practical assistance. We believe that everyone – regardless of age, sex, culture or religion – has the right to adequate income and shelter, opportunities for education and employment, quality healthcare and nutrition, and that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.

A desire for social justice and a deep and genuine concern for people are characteristics of our work. We help link isolated individuals to services that sometimes discriminates them, and to empower them to start the process of taking control of their lives.

The day centre is open from 9.30am -2pm Monday to Friday providing essential services such as shower facilities, clean clothes, food etc. advice, support and practical assistance.

The office is open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday for appointments.

Services we provide

The day centre provides the following services:

  • Friendly, safe place to rest
  • Shower facilities
  • Clean clothes
  • Provision of essential items
  • Refreshments
  • Cooked meals
  • Advice and practical help to claim benefits
  • Advice and practical help to seek and secure accommodation
  • Pathway planning to identify goals and help to achieve the goals
  • Advice and assistance for those at risk of becoming homeless
  • Mediation and intervention to prevent homelessness
  • Support to access health care
  • Support to access external services
  • Well-being sessions
  • Training and educational opportunities
  • On line learning courses
  • Support to access employment
  • Cookery workshops
  • Budgeting support

We provide on-going tenancy support for our clients to ensure they are able to sustain their tenancy.

We also have accommodation projects. We currently have 2 properties comprising of 9 bed spaces that have staff available to offer support daily 7 days a week. These properties enable those not ready to live independently to gain the right guidance and support that will lift the barriers to them sustaining a tenancy in the future. Once the resident is ready to move on we have staff that can help them seek and secure more appropriate accommodation that suits their needs and support through the transition process

All our staff are trained in Trauma Informed Care, Strength Based Approach and the Critical Time Intervention model and our projects are developed to be psychologically informed environments

Our Trustees

Chair:  Andrew Winders

Secretary: Madeleine Glaisher

Treasurer: Paul Bartlett

Trustee: Emma Knewstubb

Trustee:  Rachel  Bartlett

Trustee: Lucy Holmes

Our Supporters

Church Langley

St Mary at Latton

Church of Jesus Latter-Day Saints

Newport Church

High Roding Church

Harlow Council 

Essex County Council

Upland School

Chigwell School

Burnt Mill Academy

Holy Cross School

H&E Community Farm


Harlow Soup

Community Embrace

Essex Community Foundation

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Henry Smith Charity

Santander Foundation

British Humane Society

People’s Postcode Trust

DJH Currie Memorial Trust

Places4People Foundation

Astro Lighting

Magnificent Stuff

CM Connection

Bouygues ES UK

Hardsoft Ltd

WIBN – Women in Business Networking

Pop Connect

Mr Creator

Intercounty Computers

ARG Group