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 850 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.

Job Vacancies at the Highway House

Highway House is an independent registered charity, our team of volunteers have offered shelter and support for homeless men since 2008.This has included overnight sleeping facilities, meals, showers, laundry, support with health and welfare issues. Many of our guests have multiple issues in terms of returning to mainstream society, we have however managed to develop our support to assist people and we now intend to develop this further.

We have been successful in securing funds from the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme. This will enable us to maintain our current provision and additionally a day care centre two days per week.  We are now inviting applications for the following posts:

Project Manager, this a full time post with overall responsibility for managing the running of the centre, supervising staff, and most importantly ensuring our guests are supported.  Please see the Job Description for further details.

Support Worker, there are two positions for this part time post (18.5 hours a week) and will involve welcoming new guests and engaging current guests.  We are committed to helping guests to progress their independence, this will include finding out what their needs are and developing a pathway of support e.g. engaging with health and welfare agencies, seeking employment, housing etc as well as any others who can support our guests. It will also involve working with volunteers, supporting them and learning from them.

Administrator, this is a 30 hour per week post.  It will involve financial recording, collecting outcomes and outputs and recording these so we can demonstrate our impact.  We will be using the Lamplight “outcomes star” to monitor and evaluate guest’s progress, training will be provided.

Please click on the links below for the individual Job Descriptions and Person Specifications.

Project Manager

Support Worker


The closing date for applications is January Monday 18th February 2019.

Please submit your cover letter and CV to info@highwayhouse.co.uk

For further information please contact: info@highwayhouse.co.uk


Congratulations to Pastor Alex Gyasi founder and Senior Pastor of Highway of Holiness church & CEO of the Highway House shelter on receiving his MBE in the 2019 New Years Honours. This was awarded to him for his services to the community in Haringey, London (U.K). 

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Pastor Alex Gyasi was invited to a reception at St. James Palace hosted by their Royal Highnessess’s the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday the 25th of October 2018 to mark their visit to Ghana, Gambia and Nigeria. Pastor Alex had the opportunity to speak to both Prince Charles and Camilla at the reception and shared with them the work of Highway house homeless shelter.
The Highway House began in 2009 just through feeding 2 homeless men and has ever since sheltered over 850 people from over 60 nationalities. What makes the Highway House unique is that it provides shelter for people from the most vulnerable groups in society including those without recourse to public funds, the mentally ill and the those who are recovering from treatment received from hospital and would otherwise have been discharged unto the street.
We thank all our past and present supporters and volunteers of the Highway House.
Pastor Alex and the Prince of Wales

Pastor Alex and the Prince of Wales

Pastor Alex & The Duchess of Cornwall

Pastor Alex & The Duchess of Cornwall


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