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The Greenhouse

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The Greenhouse is a welcoming place to receive help and advice

The Greenhouse centre provides free health care services and housing and welfare advice for homeless people in Hackney.

The centre provides a welcoming environment to socially excluded men and women sleeping rough, have a drug or alcohol problem, poor mental health, or who are simply struggling to keep a roof over their head. The welcoming centre provides a way to engage with these socially-excluded individuals, who can drop in informally.

The Greenhouse is staffed by advice workers from Thames Reach and medical staff from NHS East London and the City, including a dedicated nurse-practitioner.

The services provided at the Greenhouse include:

  • full health assessments
  • GP registration
  • TB screening
  • a needle collection service
  • housing advice
  • welfare and benefits support
  • specific advice for EU nationals, including translation services
  • specialist debt advice
  • legal advice
  • links to other support services

To access housing and welfare advice people need to attend Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, London E8 1DY on Monday, Tuesday or Friday to book an appointment with an advisor.

The Greenhouse also holds two drop-in services every week on Wednesday mornings, open to anyone from 10am and a drop-in for Central and Eastern European men and women on Thursday mornings from 10am. Interpreters are available.

People needing advice can come directly to the Greenhouse for the Wednesday and Thursday morning drop-in. Advice sessions are booked on a first come first served basis so it is advisable to arrive early


The Greenhouse is located at:


19 Tudor Road


E9 7SN


Phone: 020 8510 4490