Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the shelter this season continued to operate as a ‘static model’. This means that the guests had their own rooms and remained in the one venue for the full duration of their stay with us. Guests are referred to GrowTH by Tower Hamlets based referral agencies, such as a local GP surgery and a day centre. As well as the wonderful support and love given by our volunteers, the guests also receive resettlement help from our employed Advocate Workers in securing permanent accommodation

Because we believe that the guests in the shelter need spiritual support we offer opportunities on a daily basis to take part in optional short Bible studies, receive prayer, or a simple chat looking at questions of faith and the big issues in life.

This season we ran from November 2021 – March 31st 2022.  Below is a snap shot of a few of our outcomes this season:

Guests stayed in the night shelter
Guested moved into more permanent accommodation
Guests moved into GrowTH housing

GrowTH is a partnership of churches across Tower Hamlets and beyond from a variety of denominations and backgrounds, brought together to serve our guests. It is a privilege to work with all our partners including: