Crisis at Christmas
See Referral procedure
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Rough sleepers and those with specialist needs, including substance abuse. Specialist centres for vulnerable women and those with high dependency needs.
Who we cannot help
Those with a ban from Crisis at Christmas that applies to this year.
- Minimum age accepted: 18
- Maximum age accepted: None
How to get a referral
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Minibuses pick up potential residents from central London.
Drop in at one of 5 day centres: North London Day Centre (221 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X 8RA); South London Day Centre (City of London Academy, Lynton Road, SE1 5LA); East London Day Centre (The City Academy, Homerton Row, Hackney E9 6EA); West London Day Centre (Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Road, W10 6EX); South East London Day Centre (Lesoco, 2 Deptford Church Street, SE8 4RZ).
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: 1 night
- Maximum stay: 7 nights
Support and accommodation
Over 8000 volunteers, around 75 on each shift across all centres. Services include housing advice, health care, employment and training advice, optician, chiropody and dentistry. There are also internet cafes, libraries, TV lounge, arts and crafts and entertainment, wellbeing & pampering.
Rooms and charges
There is no charge for the accommodation.
- Total spaces: 800
- Furnishings: Camp beds in open plan sleeping areas. Access to showers.
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- Disabled facilities: Some centres are accessible for wheelchair users. Please contact for details.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
No Alcohol, drugs, smoking, violence, weapons, dogs (however there is space at 1 Residential Centre for guests with dogs). All centres are dry centres except 1.
See website for further information.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details about donations.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Crisis at Christmas and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice.