The Greenhouse centre provides free health care services and housing and welfare advice for homeless people in Hackney.
The service is for men and women who are 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
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 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
Phone: 020 8510 4490
The project is named after a former use of the site, and also represents new beginnings.
The building also previously housed a St Mungo's hostel, and has now been extensively refurbished to fit its new purpose under the department of Communities and Local Government’s Hostels Capital Improvement Programme.