Colgate has joined forces with social enterprise Change Please Coffee, to help make essential dental services available to people facing homelessness.

In the UK at least 320,000 people are currently estimated to live in temporary accommodation or on the streets. Dental problems are among the most common health concerns affecting people experiencing homelessness.

A study in London involving 260 homeless people revealed that 60% ofthe participants had suffered from toothache since they became homeless while 15% had pulled their own teeth out.

Change Please Bus

The partnership with Colgate and Driving for Change will be an essential Oral Health service for rough sleepers, homeless and the vulnerable and will be able to signpost them to the dental care they need and deserve. No one should be left in dental pain whatever their living situation.

Where will the bus be?

Tuesdays - Lewisham: 10-4pm
Molesworth Street Lewisham SE13 7DS

Thursdays - Hackney: 10-4pm
Hackney Town Hall, Mare St, London E8 1EA

Fridays - Croydon: 10-4pm
Fairfield Halls Park lane Croydon CR9 1DG

How can I help?

Colgate and Change Please are always seeking dental professionals who can offer their expertise and skills to provide dental care to those that need it the most.

If you are a dental professional and would like to volunteer yourservices on the bus or would like to find out more about how you can help, please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch.

Register your interest


Onboard we have a brand-new dental suite (which includes some ofthe items below) to deliver the Oral Health care that this community really needs.

  • Vatech ExRay-Air Handheld X-Ray
  • Vatech EzSensor 1.5 Intra-Oral Sensor
  • DCI Series IV Mobile Cart with built in fibre optic kit and NSK Varios 170 scaler kit
  • Heka Patient Chair
Founder of Change Please Cemal Ezel
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