Join our 2021 Sleepout

On Friday 19 November, the RESTART team and others will be sleeping outside on the pavement in London for one night to raise awareness and much-needed funds. We’re looking for people up for a challenge to join us, sleep out and help us RESTART Lives.

Our Drop-in is open

Our Friday drop-in is fully open: we are no longer serving takeaway meals but are glad to now be welcoming everyone indoors, who would like to, for a hot, sit-down meal.

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.  

News & Events

RESTART offers Kickstart to guests getting work-ready

RESTART offers Kickstart to guests getting work-ready

Kickstart with RESTART is for anyone with experience or at risk of homelessness and wanting to make a move closer to employment after a break. It offers a weekly, relaxed support group where people can find support that they might need to maximise their chances of...

Our marvellous mentors in action

Our marvellous mentors in action

At the start of 2021, we recruited a team of 12 volunteers to support our guests and our work - some of them are our existing volunteers who know RESTART well and others are new to us who we were glad to be welcoming on board.  Flash forward three months to June and...

Free fundraising workshop for small charities

Free fundraising workshop for small charities

This month, and again in May, we (RESTART) are hosting a free fundraising workshop called 'Foundations for Fundraising: Raising funds for small charities in difficult times'.  The workshops are designed to support those who, like us, are working and volunteering in...

Smartphones distributed

Meals served since March 2020

Befriended guests


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.

"You should see people's faces light up when they see the snacks and treats you have [at the drop-in]!"

– Guest, 2020.

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

– Phil, Drop-in Manager, 2018.

"Thank your for phone call and offer of support, it's very good of you. Talking to one another, this is how we progress"

– Guest, 2020.

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.