Charity of the Month: Whitechapel Mission

More – than – a members club


13 September

"The public-minded private members' club that is demolishing stereotypes."

Written by Ed Vickers

When I say ‘private members club’ you think… all sorts. The House of St Barnabas, however, is doing things differently. Purposing their swish Grade I listed pad in Soho to serve those usually out of the club.

Their 12-week employment academy supports people affected by homelessness through hospitality and customer service training. Breaking cycles of homelessness by setting their trainees up for long-term stable work. 

So far, they’ve supported over 50 people through the academy and aims to get to a 100 per year.

Consider us well and truly inspired.

See how you could get involved and check out a poem below that one of their Alumni, John Smallshaw, wrote. Read by Brian Cox. It’s beautiful.