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Crisis Skylight London

Crisis Skylight London is open to support our members. If you are homeless or will soon become homeless please call 020 7426 5650, email or come to Crisis London Skylight, 50 – 52 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT.

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Important information, please read this first:

If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness, the first thing you should do is contact your Local Authority.

The Local Authority has a legal duty to assess whether they should provide you with emergency accommodation. Sadly not everyone will be entitled to emergency housing under the law, but the Local Authority should also provide you with other advice and assistance if they do not feel they have a duty to provide you with emergency housing. Please use this link to find this.

  • If your Local Authority decides they cannot help prevent you from roughsleeping then please email or phone 020 7036 4511 and we will get back to you within 48 hours.
  • If you are rough sleeping or concerned about someone who is rough sleeping please visit the Streetlink website.
  • To find your local urgent Mental Health team please use this link.
  • If you need advice about homelessness or other housing issues, Shelter provide excellent advice via web chat on their website and an advice line: 0808 800 4444.


Crisis Skylight London
50 – 52 Commercial Street
E1 6LT
Opening hours

9.30am – 4.30pm

Contact us:

T:020 7426 5650

Skylight Director

Tania Marsh

Public transport

Buses: Bus 242 on Commercial Street

Tube: The nearest stations are Aldgate East (District and Hammersmith & City), Liverpool Street (National Rail, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City) and Shoreditch High Street (Overground).

How Crisis can help you in London

Every year our services across Britain work with thousands of people to help them rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good. How we can help depends on your needs and situation.

One of our friendly experts will spend time with you to work out what you need. We could help you with:

Finding a home and settling in well
Finding work and applying for jobs
Looking after your health and wellbeing

Our noticeboard

You can register to vote even if you are homeless or don’t have a fixed address. This page tells you how.

The Skylight Library has a wide range of books and dvds available to borrow. Opening times are 2-5pm on Mondays to Thursdays. Drop into the top floor and have a browse.



Volunteer in London

We often have volunteer roles as classroom assistants, administrators and more.

Homelessness is not inevitable

Together with homeless people and our supporters, we've achieved real change.