Our Story

Hope for Southall Street Homeless (HSSH) provides a Night Shelter with referral to and access to services. This is a community initiative born out of a desire to see real change for the better in the lives of those who are rough sleeping in Southall.

HSSH was established as a charity on 3rd December 2015. The shelter has opened its doors every night since 6th January 2016 to accommodate 14 guests, by referral only.

Street homelessness, or rough sleeping, has been steadily rising in recent years: some details are given further on. This shelter works to meet the needs of people found sleeping rough in the district of Southall. The reasons for rough sleeping make it almost impossible to prevent, but what the shelter can do is to give someone with no accommodation and no means of support the chance to step off the street and take other steps towards a healthier more sustainable future.

Hope for Southall Street Homeless is an initiative of local Churches who took part in the Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter together with representatives of the Sikh community, including members of the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall’s Gurdwara Management Committee and volunteers.