Every year, we provide housing and support to over 1,000 people impacted by homelessness in London.
Homelessness can take many forms, and the causes are different for everyone. We deliver personal support built around each person’s unique strengths, aspirations and goals. By doing so, we help them move away from homelessness and into independence, for good.
Honest We treat homeless, vulnerable people and staff fairly, with respect and with an unconditional positive regard.
Inclusive We enable our customers to play a key role in defining and designing the work we do. We develop our managers not to just manage, but to lead their teams.
Optimistic We don’t pass judgement on customer or staff potential simply based on where they are in their lives at this point in time.
Determined We ensure that customers and staff have a solid skills foundation to build their future development on.
Creative We provide a pathway of opportunity to support customers and staff to achieve their full potential, whatever that may be.
Passionate We believe that every customer and staff member has the potential to make significant contributions to the organisation, sector, and community; be that through paid employment or volunteering their time.
We began as Croydon YMCA, first formed in 1861 and formally launched in 1879. We became the South London YMCA, and then merged with Earls Court YMCA in 2013 before becoming Evolve Housing + Support in 2015.We have always provided somewhere for people impacted by homelessness to stay, but also gain skills, access employment and ultimately thrive.
We now work with people both north and south of the Thames in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Kensington and Chelsea and Kingston-Upon-Thames. Our customers and staff include people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds, and our values are informed by this diversity.
In 2017 we successfully merged with Grenfell Housing and Training, and will continue to grow sustainably and responsibly, supporting as many people out of homelessness and into independence as we can.