Island House Community Centre

Island House Community Centre

Careers at Island House Community Centre

For over 50 years Island House has been a trusted community hub based on the Isle of Dogs in Tower Hamlets providing facilities and services for our partner tenants (Island Advice Centre, Island House Playgroup and Quaystone Church), local residents and other user groups. Tower Hamlets is the tenth most deprived local authority in England and has the highest levels of pensioner poverty and child poverty in England. An estimated 40% of households are living below the poverty line, and the employment rate of residents is below the national average (Tower Hamlets Plan 2019-2023). We aim to address the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual needs of those of all faiths and none, seeking to identify gaps in service provision and make partnerships to extend our impact and build a strong, healthy community. Roughly 300 people used the centre every week before the pandemic and numbers are increasing again as we seek to address loneliness and disadvantage, effectively improving the lives and prospects of our beneficiaries. Our work is especially valuable during the current cost-of-living crisis, which is the top priority in Tower Hamlets’ current Strategic Plan. OUR MOTTO

Island House: Building community for over 50 years.


Building a local community where everyone lives a healthy and fulfilling life.


To support the wellbeing of our local people, especially the disadvantaged and marginalised, to live healthy and fulfilling lives within a vibrant and thriving local community.

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