Glass Door partners with churches to give shelter and support, because no one should have to sleep on the streets of London.

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Our Guests' Stories

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If you or someone you know is facing homelessness, here's how we can help.



Mihai's story

After travelling to London to be near his daughter, Mihai ended up sleeping rough. Now he is staying in Glass Door shelters and re-training as a security officer.


Author: Rachael Lindsay

Robert's story

Despite being homeless, Robert found a job as a chef. But without stable accommodation, he risked losing it all again.


Author: Rachael Lindsay

Georgie's Story

When Georgie started a new job, she was in debt and had nowhere to stay. Now she’s living in East London pursuing her career as a violinist.


Author: Caroline Hillam

Our impact

  • 5000
    individuals have stayed in our shelters since 1999. 
  • 202
    guests moved off the streets and into housing in 2018-2019.
  • 70
    percent feel more optimistic about the future. 

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Our Latest News

  • Glass Door features on London Live

    3 February 2020: Local TV channel shines light on Glass Door tackling homelessness as part of the London Homeless Collective. Read more

  • A winter's tale

    Severe weather can take its toll on the best-laid plans at Glass Door’s winter night shelters. Shelter manager Ben had an unforgettable night when snowfall brought havoc to central London. Read more

  • Homeless support needed to ease strain on NHS

    Senior Caseworker Neil Parkinson responds to report demonstrating a sharp increase in homeless people attending A&E. Read more

Upcoming events

  • Kensington Women's Youth Choir Concert

    25 March: An evening of choral song on the theme of 'Growth and Strength' to raise funds for Glass Door. Read more

  • Broadgate Tower Run Up

    5 July: Climb one of London's most iconic buildings to tackle homelessness in the city. Read more

  • Ride London 2020

    16 August: Join the GD team and follow in the bike tracks of some of the world’s best cyclists. Read more