The House of St. Barnabas is a social enterprise member’s club that helps London’s homeless back to work, through their Employment Academy. Their approach is driven by their mission; to create the strongest community of people who are invested in creating a fair and equal society and a future where lasting work is a reality for people affected by homelessness.

About House of St. Barnabas

The club is in the middle of Soho and has a connected community of people from diverse experiences
and expertise, who have come together around a shared idea of creating a fairer, better society.

Civitas is helping to fund the Employment Academy.

This offers a tailored three-month Employment Preparation Programme, providing work experience within The House of St. Barnabas’ vibrant business, alongside accredited qualifications from City & Guilds, real job opportunities and mentoring. Further support is offered within the Employment Academy beyond the Employment Preparation Programme to help graduates find, keep, and progress in, work.

“My journey at The House of St. Barnabas has done more than open doors for me.” 

Rory, Employment Academy Graduate 2014

Civitas is also funding the House of St. Barnabas Impact Report

“I cannot be more thankful for what The House of St. Barnabas has done for me.” 

Frances, Employment Academy Graduate 2015

Results and Impact

  • 64% of graduates are in paid employment

  • 70% of graduates get paid work during progression support

  • 66% of graduates gained a City & Guilds award