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 25 May 2020: Bridges services remain closed at present due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We are currently evaluating whether we can re-open in June, initially as a hot breakfast takeaway service on Saturday mornings only. In the meantime, please do what you can to look after yourselves and one another. 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