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Helping Hands

Contact details

Helping Hands
House of the Divine Compassion
42 Balaam Street
E13 8AQ

Public phone: 020 7474 1122, 020 7476 5189


General information

Service offered: Drop-in centre and befriending scheme for local people needing help, especially older people, disabled people and people with mental health problems. Practical help with gardening, housework or shopping, but a particular emphasis on befriending.

Target group: General public, but especially elders, disabled people and people with mental health problems.

Area served: London Borough of Newham.

How to contact: Drop-in or phone (0207 474 1122). Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm


Monday: 9am - 5pm

Tuesday: 9am - 5pm

Wednesday: 9am - 5pm

Thursday: 9am - 5pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm


Office Hours:


Wheelchair access: Yes - limited

Accessible toilets: No

Access notes: Street parking. One step up to the entrance. Ground level facilities in the building. No specialist provision.

Other information

Languages other than English:

Charity number: 1000050

Year established: 1989

Staffing: 40-50 volunteers.

Public transport: Canning Town and Plaistow train stations. Buses 5, 15, 115, 241, 276, 300, 325, 330.

Record last checked: 10 June 2019


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