We are open

Friday 6th November: the RESTART drop-in is able to open during lockdown.

We are offering a combination of sit-in meals and takeaways. There will be limited space inside for rough sleepers and homeless guests.

About Us

We are a small, London-based charity whose objective is to support homeless people to overcome the challenges of life ‘on the streets’. Our staff and volunteers assist guests in securing accommodation, finding employment, improving social relationships, mental health and well-being, and developing the confidence and readiness to return to independent living.  

The REGAIN Programme

1. ReAct

Platform for Change

Visit our Drop-In which welcomes all within a hospitable and non-judgmental space.

2. ReStore

Platform for Recovery

Receive 1:1 support and advice with personal issues and develop work-readiness skills.

3. ReCruit

Platform for Work

Gain a referral to training, apprenticeships or employment opportunities.

4. ReHouse

Platform for Housing

Source temporary or permanent accommodation and budget for household bills.

5. ReTurn

Platform for the Future

Return to independent living and support current guests as a volunteer.

News & Events

RESTART Quiz- using brain power to fight power poverty!

RESTART Quiz- using brain power to fight power poverty!

We're hosting our first virtual public quiz to raise money for RESTART Lives as we continue supporting London's homeless through the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond. The funds will support our Covid-19 campaign and most recent work - fighting to overcome 'power...

RESTART wins £1,000 Movement for Good Award

RESTART wins £1,000 Movement for Good Award

Blog Post by Olivia (RESTART Programme Manager)   RESTART has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from volunteers, the public and other supporters.  We are one of 500 winners in the specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good...



On Friday 13th December, a team of 26 staff, trustees, volunteers and friends of RESTART slept out in London for an evening to raise awareness and funds for the homeless. Despite the wet weather (and some intermittent spouts of hail!), we made sure to bed down,...

Meals served monthly

Volunteers and mentors per week

Guests supported into work


Would you like to make a positive difference and support homeless men and women?

Are you passionate about alleviating homelessness, poverty and vulnerability?

Can you spare a few hours a week?

If yes, then get involved!



Whether a one-off donation or regular contribution, you are helping guests to restart their lives and escape homelessness . Your gift of money or material goods will be integral to the success of our programmes.

"I took [the job] and I made it work. You can't help a guy 100%. You gave me 50% and I gave myself the other 50"

– Former guest, 2019.

"It helps to talk to my mentor about these things... I feel I am making real progress now"

– Current guest-mentee, 2019.

"We know our guests and their life stories. We take time to listen, get to know them and understand their concerns"

– Phil, General Manager, 2018.

"Volunteering for RESTART has opened my eyes to the complexities of homelessness"

– Ellie Farmer, Volunteer, 2019.

Contact us


Please get in touch if you would like to help us support homeless and vulnerable adults and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.