We work to provide people with the support and training they need to find lasting paid employment.

Our participants and graduates are at the heart of everything we do. Their journey starts with an Employment Preparation Programme in our Grade I listed home and members’ club in Soho.

Unlike many training programmes, we continue to offer structured support and mentoring for another year, to help graduates find, keep, and progress in, work. After that, our door is always open for people to pop in and share their successes and challenges with us, and many graduates have recommended friends to join the programme and share the same successes.

We are excited and proud to share our first Impact Report with you. Click on the link on the right to find out about the impact our Employment Academy has had over its first five years, what we’ve learnt along the way, and how we’ve helped people to break their cycles of homelessness. Thank you to our change-making community of members, partners and supporters for helping to make what we do possible.

A Participant's Journey

"Soho is the roots, the premises of The House of St Barnabas is the trunk, the charity is the branches and the members are the blossom of this huge tree which has grown into a source of hope in London."

Hadi graduated from our Academy in December 2018.
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Making a difference


of graduates are in paid employment


of graduates get paid work during progression support


of graduates gained a City & Guilds award

How you can help
Be a Mentor 1
Have you got what it takes to help change someone's life for the better? Support one of our graduates; help people affected by homelessness and social exclusion back into employment and independence.
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Employer Partners 2
Provide post-programme employment opportunities for our graduates and help us to create a fairer London.
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Donate 3
It costs £5,000 to take one participant through our employment programme. A one-off or monthly donation helps our participants into lasting paid work, and ultimately, to independence.
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Corporate Support 4
Could your company go above and beyond by sponsoring one or more of our Employment Academy participants? All supporter packages are tailored to your company’s needs offering your colleagues and clients the opportunity to be involved in the work of our Academy.
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Click here to see all of the trusts, foundations, companies and major donors who have supported The House of St Barnabas since 2012

Join Us
Our 21st Employment Preparation Programme starts in September 2022. If you have an interested client or would like to apply for yourself, please register your interest and we’ll be in touch.

Your support can help our participants into lasting paid work and independence.

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