Charity information

The Passage

The Passage supports people who are homeless or living in insecure accommodation. Our aim is to end their homelessness and inspire them to transform their lives. We have been operating for 39 years in Westminster, which has the highest levels of rough sleeping in the UK. We work with over 3,000 people annually to provide outreach, accommodation and homelessness prevention schemes. The Passage runs the UK’s largest Resource Centre used by up to 150 clients daily.

Founded 1980

  • Mission statement

    The mission of The Passage is to provide resources which encourage, inspire and challenge homeless people to transform their lives.

  • Aims

    The Passage aims to:

    • Prevent homelessness. A significant number of rough sleepers return to the streets following resettlement. Through our Home for Good scheme staff and volunteers support people in their new home
    • Provide a safety net for people who become homeless. Our street outreach work, resource centre and hostels help over 3,000 individuals per year and support their journey from the street
    • Create employment opportunities for all homeless people. Our employment and training service is helping about 10 people per month to end their homelessness by returning to full time employment.
    • Increase access to health services for homeless people. Specialist workers supported 353 people with mental health and 182 people with substance misuse needs. Primary healthcare was available on site.
    • Increase client ownership. Regular consultation groups were run in each area of our services.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1980

    Registered Charity Number: 1079764

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 90

    Part time staff: 11

    Volunteers: 450

    Phone number: 020 7592 1856

    Address: The Passage St Vincent's Centre Carlisle Place London SW1P 1NL

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