A Home With A Difference

The Highway House Shelters is more than a homeless shelter. We have a shelter in Tottenham that houses 50 men at a time and a shelter in Islington that houses 6 women at a time. Since we opened our doors in 2009, over 800 people  have been helped with shelter, food and counselling, along with the opportunity for much needed companionship with others. We also provide employment training.

We help those who have fallen on difficult times in their lives and need a helping hand. This includes those who are some of the most disenfranchised in our communities and without our help, would simply not be able to access other shelters in London. (including those with no recourse to public funds) Many have misused alcohol and drugs and have lost contact with their families and friends. We work to help them rebuild their lives, rebuild their confidence and rebuild themselves.

The Highway House shelters work with a range of public services to ensure we are able to offer the fullest support to our residents. We are open to residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have no set time limit on an individuals stay. Instead, we work diligently with each person to ensure when they leave us they are ready to be independent once again and return to a full and fruitful life.

NEW ROOTS CAFE: A social enterprise In aid of the Highway House

new roots cafe

The New Roots Cafe is a vegan and vegetarian cafe

located at:

346 Caledonian Road
N1 1DU

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm

This is Community cafe we are running for all the profits and proceeds to go towards supporting the Highway House and the homeless women we now shelter separately from the male residents.

It will also create volunteering and training opportunities for our residents, another creative way to build their confidence and eventual job opportunities for them too. We are very excited about this new venture! Pop by when you can, we would love to meet you!


We were recently featured on the front page of our local newspapers Tottenham and Wood Green Independent and the Enfield Independent in article written Michael Bowen.



READ THE REPORT by the University of East London, that explains our social return on investment performance.
READ THE GUARDIAN article 4th July, 2016 about people who donate to Highway House.


Related Links

READ THE ESEARCH how every £1 you give to us gives £5 back to society
Take a look at Life inside Highway House
Read the amazing stories of our residents here – Our Residents Stories