A vibrant multi-purpose community organisation We have been serving the community since 1889.
Who we are and what we do
St Hilda’s East is a vibrant multi-purpose community organisation, providing a wide range of life-changing services and opportunities for local people of all ages experiencing social isolation and economic disadvantage – from pre-school activities and youth projects,support for older people, to free Legal Advice, volunteering and training placements.
St Hilda’s works across two sites within the Borough of Tower Hamlets, our community centre in Bethnal Green and a second site, Sonali Gardens, just under two miles away in Shadwell. The organisation provides both a resource for the local community in the Weavers Ward in northwest Tower Hamlets, while also delivering borough wide social care services.
St Hilda’s has been serving the community since 1889 having been set up as a ‘settlement’ in the East End of London. Nowadays a locally-managed charity, we continue to provide support and opportunities for those facing disadvantage and social exclusion.
How we do it
At St Hilda’s East we believe that our strength lies in our diversity, helping to meet the needs of local people and supporting their aspirations. We also aim to promote understanding between all sections of the local community, offering a setting for multicultural, interfaith and intergenerational exchange.
Safe Space Community – A Warm Welcome
As part of the Safe Space Community, our aim is to create a safe space at St. Hilda’s for people where they will feel able to go out more in their community, to interact with people more and to feel generally more welcome and safer in a public space and where you will always receive a warm welcome.
We are pleased to join the Safe Space Community in Tower Hamlets to make our local area a safe space for people with mental health issues, to reduce stigma and to increase the conversations about mental health and wellbeing.