The Connection at St Martin’s helps thousands of people every year to move away from, and stay off, the streets of London. We do this by tackling the underlying causes of rough sleeping as well as offering practical help.
We are one of the UK’s busiest homeless centres, welcoming around 140 people through our doors every day.
We are based just off the Strand in Westminster, the most concentrated area of rough sleeping in the UK. It’s estimated that 1 in 15 of all rough sleepers in England are found here.
Last year, we helped over 2,600 people access our wide range of services to recover from the trauma of homelessness and start or continue their journey towards housing, work and independence.
Over 750 people accessed employment support, training and volunteering opportunities with us.
Every night, up to 75 people can sleep safe and warm in our night centre. Last year, over 730 people stayed with us as part of their journey away from the streets.
Our pioneering daytime Street Engagement Team have worked with over 370 of the most vulnerable people – many of whom were not in contact with any support services before us.
Our specialist services helped 777 people with housing, benefits, mental health and drug and alcohol support.