Shelter London – Hackney

4 Tyssen Street, London, E8 2FJ

How we can help

We offer a wide range of help and advice on all housing and homelessness issues. We have a team of advisers and solicitors who may be able to help you with your problem – and if we can’t help, we work with other agencies who can.

We have computers and telephones you can use to access the internet for advice, claim benefits, or bid on properties.

Issues we can deal with

    • homelessness, or worried you’ll soon become homeless
    • looking for accommodation
    • having problems with your landlord
    • being evicted or repossessed
    • debt problems
    • benefits issues
    • problems with disrepair
    • need help going to court regarding your housing

    Even if your problem isn’t listed above we may still be able to help – just give us a call to discuss.

    Specialist projects

    We also offer some specialist projects:

    • family support
    • London public advice line

    If you think that one of our specialist services may be able to help you, give us a call to discuss in more detail – or drop in and we can check if you are eligible.

Arrange a face-to-face session

You can call us to make an appointment to see someone, or pop in, and you can have an initial chat with one of our team to see how we can best help you.

We are often very busy and so we may not be able to deal with your query straightaway, but if we need to ask you to come back for an appointment, we will do our best to make sure you get some initial information.

Sometimes we may need you to bring in specific documents but if you call ahead we can explain this before you drop in.


If you’re under 25 years old:
0330 053 6091

If you’re 25 years or over:
0344 515 1540

Opening times

  • Monday:
  • Tuesday:
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:
  • Friday:
  • Saturday:
  • Sunday:

Useful info

Getting here

We are a five-minute walk from Dalston Junction or Dalston Kingsland overground stations. Or, you can take the 56, 30, 38, 242, or 277 buses and get off at stop H: Dalston Junction – or the 243 bus, stop N: Dalston Junction station.

From here, walk along Dalston Lane to Tyssen Street. We are the third road on the left.

Get directions

Areas that we cover

  • All London boroughs


  • wheelchair access
  • adapted toilets
  • computers and phones
  • access to interpreters via phone

If you’re in urgent need

We can give emergency advice during opening hours.

If you need immediate advice and this hub is currently closed, you can get help or read our housing advice pages.

If you’re struggling with any other problem, other services and organisations might be able to help.

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