Look Ahead - Daniel Gilbert House

Referral address

c/o LB Tower Hamlets HOST
Albert Jacob House
62 Roman Road
E2 0PG

Referral phone

020 7364 7151

Referral email



Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people with support needs, including people with alcohol, drug or mental health issues, ex-offenders, women with a history of sex working, people with complex needs. Must have a local connection to LB Tower Hamlets.

Who we cannot help

Those with a concerning history of arson. Those whose support needs cannot be met by the project.

  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Only accept referrals via Tower Hamlets HOST. Do not accept self referrals.

Referral procedure

Require proof of ID, eg passport, proof of income etc.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 year
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

17 full time based on-site, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system (12 residents per worker), meetings at least monthly. Each resident gets 5-8 hours personalised support per week. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed quarterly. Staff provide support around alcohol, drugs, health, mental health and self-care, social and meaningful occupation, finances, and life skills.

Rooms and charges

Approx £11-£15pw required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Bedsit: 68
  • Flat: 19
  • Total spaces: 87


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: 2 bedsits with adaptations in Daniel Gilbert House.
  • Other facilities: Lounge, games room.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

No alcohol allowed. Smoking allowed in own room only. Licence agreement.


In hostel/bedsits 9.30am-11.30pm, no overnight guests.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Aldgate East and Liverpool Street tubes - 10 mins walk. Buses 8, 22, 38, 48, 67, 143, 149.


Food, clothes, household goods, money. Contact project for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Look Ahead - Daniel Gilbert House 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. 

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