To be an excellent, independent local charity working in partnership to see an end homelessness, social exclusion and housing poverty in our communities.
To prevent and resolve homelessness, social exclusion and housing-related poverty by providing practical, tailored support so that each person can find and sustain a home and achieve their individual potential. To develop and influence local and national homelessness strategies, policies and practice.
The Whitechapel Centre was started in 1975 to meet the needs of homeless people in Liverpool. This is still our main aim and we are committed to it, but we have learnt a lot since then, we are facing new challenges and we are continually adapting.
We now employ over 120 staff, we have the support of over 60 fantastic volunteers and are governed by our Board of Trustees.
We have grown in scope, experience and professionalism and we have a reputation for our ability to get things done.
We believe it is essential to empower and enable people to live independently. We work with some of the most vulnerable, isolated and lonely people in our community. Our daily activity sessions build confidence, skills and capability. Our support workers prepare clients to take on a tenancy, deal with health issues or addictions, develop budgeting skills and move into suitable, good quality homes.
The work of The Whitechapel Centre is underpinned by the following core values which drive all aspects of our work and governance. We are: