Our unique activities are built around the diverse and changing needs of individuals with much of our work taking place in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. We work with people who are living in some of the most affluent boroughs in the country, yet are affected by unemployment, ill health, social isolation or low incomes.
We welcome people of all ages to benefit from and be inspired by our jobs, training and volunteering opportunities, our regular groups and activities or our innovative one-off projects. We deliver services in five key areas:
care and support for older and vulnerable people
work with young people
help with training and employment
help with money and debt
involving the community
Raising vital funds for our activities, our charity shops are based in some of the best shopping streets in London and sell high quality donated clothes. They provide a local presence in the community, giving people a chance to do their bit for where they live - whether through volunteering, donating or picking up a bargain.
Inspired by the work of our name sake Victorian Philanthropist Octavia Hill, we started with just one staff member in 2006. We have grown with time as we have built trusted partnerships with local companies and individuals, but we have stayed as warm and friendly as we always were.
We know that working together with others really can transform lives. How can you make your local London community stronger? It starts with you and us - it’s a community thing.