Your Place is a charity based in east London that is dedicated to ending homelessness one person at a time. We offer a safe and caring community for people who have lost their homes, where they can find hope, a home, and a healing place to grow. Our mission is to enable lasting change and build hope for people who have been affected by homelessness.
At Your Place, we offer one-to-one and peer-led support to guide individuals towards meeting their own needs. With the help of specialist teams and our compassionate community, residents can make their own journey towards independent living and a better place. Our values of compassion, inclusion, growth, and collaboration guide all interactions and decision-making processes within our organisation.
With the current housing crisis and mental health issues, thousands of people stand to lose their homes, and at Your Place, we recognise the need to help solve homelessness one person at a time. Our aim is to provide much more than a roof over someone’s head; we strive to help people regain their self-belief and confidence and find their place in the community.
We are proud to have received several national and regional awards for our efforts in resolving the root causes of homelessness, as well as being recognised as a good employer.
Your Place was established in 1962 as London Inter-Diocesan Council of the Apostleship of the Sea (known as Anchor House), a temporary accommodation provider for out-of-work seafarers. As London’s industrial landscape changed and the docks closed, we evolved into a dedicated residential and support service for people experiencing homelessness.
Our charity may have changed name and broadened its purpose, but we truly value our heritage and connection with the church. We believe that every individual deserves dignity, compassion and a safe place to live, and we are committed to making that a reality for everyone.
If you would like to learn more about our work, please feel free to explore our website, where you can find information about how we help people, our impact, our people and trustees, and more. You can also sign up to receive updates by email about news and ways to support people experiencing homelessness. Otherwise please do get in touch. If you’d like to support us, email [email protected] or for general enquiries contact [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.