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Welcome to the Glass House: a ‘liminal’ space project

The Glass House is an innovative new winter shelter for the homeless, based in London N19, helping those with nowhere to sleep in Camden and Islington. It’s a collaboration between charities, community groups, the Mayor of London and local councils.  

The project will be run for three months in a disused factory building in Islington after a private owner offered the property to community groups to help people experiencing homelessness. Volunteers have joined forces to renovate the building, and grassroots group Streets Kitchen will be on site providing food and support services to those staying at the shelter. Read more…



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"The Glass House will make a real difference to those in desperate need and I hope other landlords and freeholders are inspired to follow this example and use their empty buildings for a vital cause.”
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan
"It has been incredible to see this site transformed from empty industrial space to a warm and hospitable place of shelter and we hope it will be a place of transformation for the people who spend time there."
Housing Justice Chief Executive, Kathy Mohan
"The solution lies in working in solidarity to assist others, together we can resolve homelessness. This is just the beginning of what we see as a long term solution to ending homelessness."
Streets Kitchen founder, Jon Glackin