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Tower Hamlets SORT

Tower Hamlets SORT (Street Outreach Response Team) helps rough sleepers and people caught up in a street lifestyle in the borough of Tower Hamlets.


Tower Hamlets SORT staff and volunteers are out on the streets of the borough seven days a week in a bid to help rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation.


Shifts take place both early in the morning and at night in a bid to help as many people as possible.


Tower Hamlets SORT works with a wide range of people with different support needs, including those with mental and physical health issues, drug and alcohol problems, and men and women who have recently left prison or care.


Specialist workers provide support to new rough sleepers, vulnerable women and EU nationals.


Tower Hamlets SORT also runs a service called InReach, offering support to former rough sleepers who are at risk of losing their home.

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough, please contact StreetLink at

or call 0300 500 0914


Contact us:


Telephone: 0845 220 6464

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are vital to the work of Tower Hamlets SORT – without them this life saving service simply could not run.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life. Many contribute their volunteer time whilst also holding down jobs. Some work for the many companies that support Thames Reach. Others are former homeless people eager to give something back.

If you would like to volunteer with Thames Reach’s Tower Hamlets SORT service please complete the Volunteer expression of interest form below and email it to:
Volunteer expression of interest form
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Abdul Shahid and Will Norman
Abdul Shahid, President elect of the Rotary Club of Tower Hamlets (left) with Will Norman, lead manager of Tower Hamlets SORT. Rotary Club members from London's East End visited Tower Hamlets SORT to donate a selection of toiletries and hear about the work of the team.

In the news

30/07/14: Tower Hamlets SORT, the London Housing Foundation, Providence Row and the council all feature in a double page spread in the East End Life newspaper.