RESTART Lives is a London homelessness charity supporting homeless people (our guests) to break the cycle of homelessness and move towards independent living, feeling more empowered, confident and resilient.
The charity’s aim is to support people overcoming the challenges of life on the streets by assisting them to secure accommodation, find employment and/or volunteering, improve social relationships, mental health and well-being. Many of its guests have come from, or are currently living in, vulnerable situations (including sleeping on the street or in temporary accommodation).
For many people who are homeless, long-term, sustainable employment is essential if they are to lead fulfilling, independent lives. We work collaboratively and strategically with other organisations to deliver effective impact and dynamic change.
RESTART is building a reputation as an organisation that takes a more individual, “person-centred” approach to its relationships and builds trust with guests experiencing homelessness. Addressing mental health issues and wellbeing are at the heart of what it offers, with free access to counselling, mentors and befriending services.
This approach has seen demand for its support services increase sharply, in response to its innovative new ways of meeting the needs of London’s homeless communities.