Providence Row HA - Edward Gibbons 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?

People aged 22 or over who are homeless and have high support needs around alcohol use. Priority given to those with a local connection to LB Tower Hamlets and the City of London.

Who we cannot help

Arsonists, people with a history of violence and those with drug use and mental health support needs. People who have been evicted from PRHA - Edward Gibbons House and are not addressing the issues they were evicted for.

  • Minimum age accepted: 22
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept referrals from any agency via LB Tower Hamlets HOST. Most referrals come from LB Tower Hamlets Homeless Persons Unit, HOST and the City of London Outreach Team.

Referral procedure

Initial contact by phone Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm. Risk assessment. Require probation and/or social work reports, if appropriate.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

14 full time and 2 part time staff, 24 hour waking cover. Tenancy sustainment officer Weds 10am-12 noon, meaningful occupation worker Thurs 1pm-6pm. Keywork system (6 residents per worker), monthly keywork meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes. Staff provide support around benefit claims, health, alcohol use, harm minimisation and resettlement.

Rooms and charges

£23pw required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Single: 35
  • Total spaces: 35


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
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  • Disabled facilities: All rooms fully wheelchair accessible, with grab rails.
  • Other facilities: Dry lounge, computer room, garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Alcohol not allowed in canteen, dry lounge, computer room and interview rooms. Smoking allowed in own room and garden. Licence agreement.


10am-5.30pm and 6.30pm-8pm. Visitors not allowed alcohol. No overnight guests in single rooms.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Bethnal Green tube - 6 mins walk. Cambridge Heath train station - 2 mins walk.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Providence Row HA - Edward Gibbons 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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