Bridges supports homeless and vulnerably housed people in East London to identify and address multiple needs. The services offered by Bridges are open to all, and we aim to ensure that no-one is excluded. Read more...  

Update June 2021: Bridges continues to operate a hot breakfast takeaway service for homeless and vulnerably housed people on Saturday mornings between 9.00-10.30am. This operates in the forecourt of Memorial Community Church (Barking Road, E13). To ensure we maintain a COVID-19-Secure environment, all guests and volunteer staff will be asked to respect UK guidance on social distancing. Our aim is to return to a full service with breakfast served indoors from the autumn. We look forward to serving you. The Bridges Team.

This video was made by Bridges with support from the London Borough of Newham (LBN) as part of the Newham Street Life Survey. It includes contributions from several Bridges service users. Filmed and directed by Jeremy Acott. © LBN / Bridges (2018)

homeless breakfast

Bridges offers services designed to help homeless and vulnerably housed people  in Plaistow, E13, and the surrounding area. We help our service-users to bridge the gap between ‘social exclusion’ and ‘mainstream society’. Our primary service is the provision of a free hot-breakfast, and friendly, supportive conversation on Saturday mornings. We also operate a smaller session on Monday directed at developing life-skills and positive outcomes. Bridges is an independent charity that has grown out of the work of Memorial Community Church, Plaistow.

In addition to private donors, Bridges is grateful for current funding from Big Lottery (Awards for All: Bridges to a Better Future project) and the Pret Foundation Trust (core food costs).

Big Lottery Funded project