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Wednesday 25 November 2015
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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

The Greenhouse is open for housing advice Monday-Friday. We see ten people each day apart from Wednesdays, when we see six people.


Please drop-in to the Greenhouse for an appointment. Advice sessions are booked on a first come first served basis so it is advisable to arrive early


Opening hours for housing: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


The Greenhouse is located at:


19 Tudor Road


E9 7SN


Phone: 020 8510 4490