Housing for Women
We are a charity and a housing provider with a mission to empower women and challenging inequality.

 We support women through affordable housing, help women and children escaping domestic abuse, female survivors of trafficking, women leaving prison,  women with complex needs and older women. 


Since 1934, we have been working to build a more equal society for women, a world where everyone has a safe roof over their head regardless of circumstance, where violence against women is no longer tolerated.

EPIC Empowering: We aim to empower our customers to make choices and have greater control of their lives Positive: Our people have a 'can do' attitude. we are positive about change and see it as an opportunity to develop Integrity: Acting with integrity- We are fair, open and honest and keep our promises. Committed to excellence: We are always striving to do better and are enthusiastic about learning from our experiences.
Housing for Women’s roots go back to the suffragette movement Founded in 1934, Housing for Women began as an employment bureau, providing informed help and advice to unemployed women looking for work in the 1930s Depression. The organisation expanded in our early years into providing accommodation, opening our first communal hostel for women in 1937. We later became a registered charity and a registered housing association, acquiring and building accommodation for women with families as well as single working women in London. One of our earliest properties was gifted to us by the family of the artist and suffragette, Georgina Brackenbury. Previously, the building was used as a safe house for suffragettes fighting for the right to vote and is now home to some of our residents. The property earned the nickname, ‘Mouse Castle’, from being used to shelter hunger-striking suffragettes following their release from prison under the government’s notorious ‘Cat and Mouse’ Act. Georgina Brackenbury painted a famous painting of Emmeline Pankhurst, a leader of the British suffragette movement, which still hangs in the National Gallery. Today, empowering women and challenging inequality is still at the core of everything we do. Housing for Women carries on in the footsteps of these early women’s rights campaigners, working with some of the most marginalised groups in the UK, including survivors of abuse, trafficked women and women leaving prison. Helping women to gain independence has always been important to us, and we remain committed to helping women into work through offering training grants and supporting education and training.

We  want to hear from volunteers that identify with our  EPIC values by

  • Treating people fairly and with respect by considering their individual needs.
  • Actively listening to what is important to people and maintain confidentiality.
  • Be clear, consistent and transparent with all communications.
  • Be approachable and friendly.

We would like to hear from volunteers who are committed to make a positive impact in the lives of women and their dependents living in London, as well as willing to help us empowering women to make informed decisions about their own lives.




We are a housing provider with a mission  to empower women  by offering a promoting affordable accomodation in London. We offered gender specific sewrvices to women who required additional support, and we have been doing it since 1934.