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

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...

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,...

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.