The Connection at St Martin’s

The Connection at St Martin’s

The Connection helps more street homeless people than any other service in the UK through specialist services including: a day centre with showers, laundry, canteen and GP; street outreach; free crisis accommodation; support into housing; help finding employment; specialist mental health and addiction support; and social support groups.

Facts about our job

  • 25% of England & Wales’ rough sleepers are located in the borough of Westminster.
  • Our Outreach teams are successful in ensuring that 80% of people they meet rough sleeping for the first time do not spend a second night out.
  • In the last four years, homelessness has increased by 34% in London alone.
The Connection at St Martin’s is located next to Trafalgar Square, and helps thousands of homeless people every year to move away from, and stay off the streets of London. We are much more than a soup kitchen and provide a range of specialist services, all under one roof, which help people tackle the root causes of their homelessness and any issues that have arisen from their time on the streets, and make the necessary steps away from the streets so they can re-enter society and live a fulfilling life again.
With over 60 years’ experience in the sector, we are experts at delivering effective services which prevent and reduce rough sleeping in London. Importantly, all our services are ground-level and user-led, meaning that we are always in touch with current trends in homelessness and are able to react appropriately. Innovative new services include a dedicated team of immigration professionals; a specialist project providing an integrated package of employment and housing; a Private Rented Sector worker, focusing on the increased numbers of UK-national homeless people not qualifying for social housing; and our in-house service-user volunteering scheme, which sees all new staff being interviewed by an additional panel of service-users.

Monthly Donations

  • £5 per month or £60 annually

    This amount could ensure that we are able to provide three hot nutritious meals per day to vulnerable rough sleepers.
  • £7.50 per month or £90 annually

    This amount could enable us to put together a move-in pack for a long-term rough sleeper who is entering accommodation.
  • £10 per month or £120 annually

    This amount could give access to employability workshops for someone with low self-confidence, enabling them to get into work.
  • £20 per month or £240 annually

    This amount could enable someone who is struggling with their mental health to access a full course of one-to-one specialist help.