ST GILES is a charity using expertise and real-life past experiences to empower people who are not getting the help they need.

People who are hard to engage because they have been failed time and time again – held back by poverty, exploited, abused, dealing with addiction or mental health
problems, caught up in crime or a combination of these issues and others.

We show people there is a way to build a better future – for themselves and those they care about -and help them create this through support, advice and training.

We rely on your support to help us deliver our services

Today, we help nearly 25,000 people each year through our services across the UK.


Thanks to our supporters, we have been helping people turn pasts into positive futures since 1962.

£ 8.34

Saving to the taxpayer for every £1 invested in our peer-led services

Headline Results 2019-20

We work in towns, cities, local communities and prisons across the UK. Read about some of the people we have worked with.

Jane's Story

When Jane first came into contact with the Footsteps Team, she was living in a hostel and struggling with mental health issues, including bi-polar disorder, anxiety and panic attacks...

Chrissy's story

People we’ve helped create a positive ripple and often inspire others they know to make similar changes...

Hendrick’s story

Our team took a call regarding Hendrick, a 16 year old from London who had been missing for over a month. He had been discovered over 300 miles away in a drug den during a police raid...

Lived experience

Find out more about the Peer Advisor Network and Peer Hubs