Where to get help
Please get in touch with us if you have any specific concerns. Below is some guidance about help available in Croydon for a variety of particular situations.
If you are concerned for the safety or wellbeing of someone who is homeless or on the street, contact Streetlink. http://www.streetlink.org.uk or 0300 500 0914.
The Salvation Army in Croydon offers a weekly drop-in service for the homeless, where hot meals are available, and assistance with accessing services.
They are located at Booth Road, Croydon CR0 1XY – every Monday between 11am and 2pm.
Crisis Skylight Croydon is a major charity in the town providing education, training and support to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
They are located at 13 Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1RG – 020 3848 1700.
The food bank nearest to St Michael’s is at Unit 5, 46 Pilsdon Industrial Estate, Croydon CR0 3RA. At present it is open between 12 noon and 2pm on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.
You must have a voucher in order to be able to access the service. The clergy at St Michael’s are a registered agency for this purpose, and vouchers can be obtained from them. Please speak to us after any service in church.
Refugees & Asylum Seekers
West Croydon Baptist Church runs a weekly drop-in centre for refugees and asylum seekers. There, visitors may enjoy a hot meal, have access to shower facilities, seek help with access to languages classes and other services.
Every Tuesday, 10am – 1pm. See https://croydonrefugeedaycentre.co.uk for more details.
They are located at St James’ Road, Croydon CR0 2JH
Mental Health Services in Croydon
Mind in Croydon offers a variety of services. Their main office in Croydon is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. 020 8668 2210
They are located at 26 Pampisford Road, Purley CR8 2NE
Association for Pastoral Care in Mental Health. The objectives of the Association are ‘to enhance the quality of life, self respect and spiritual growth of those affected by mental health or emotional difficulties’.
Several weekly drop-in meetings, based mostly at St Mildred’s Community Centre in Addiscombe – See http://www.apcmhcroydon.co.uk for more details.