Welcome to Merton Homelessness Project

Faith in Action

We are Faith in Action Merton. Our mission is to help local  people by running a Drop-in which welcomes and supports homeless and vulnerably-housed people in and around the London Borough of Merton.

Dedicated professional staff always here to help

There’s time for everyone at the Merton Homeless Drop-In

A hot lunch and companionship

Service users enjoy a freshly-cooked lunch

Lunch at the Homeless Drop-In

Our two course lunches are tasty and nutritious. Our volunteer kitchen teams work hard to make lunchtimes special for everyone.

Friday kitchen volunteers

cook a high-quality lunch for service users

Wednesday kitchen volunteers

cook a high-quality lunch for our service users

Internet access

enables our service users to register for Universal Credit as well as relax and explore their favourite sites

Street sleepers can have their clothes laundered

We have washing machines and driers for service users’ clothes

We provide clothes for street sleepers

We receive many generous clothing donations, and clothes are available for people who need them


help out in all sorts of capacities – and have a great time while doing so!


Our volunteers lend a caring and non-judgmental ear. For many of our Drop-in users, this is the first time they have been properly listened to in a long time.


We are grateful to those who run all sorts of fund-raising events, from sleep-outs to quiz nights like this one.

Sponsored sleepout

Bedding down for the night in sub-zero temperatures – for a good cause this time. But for many of our Drop-In visitors this is a regular, unavoidable and dangerous experience.

“If the Drop-in hadn’t been here, I don’t know what I’d have done.
It was an absolute lifeline for me” (Philip, past service user)

Merton Homeless Drop-in

With effect from Wednesday 29 May 2024, the Faith in Action Merton Homeless Drop-in has returned
to the Salvation Army Hall at 109 Kingston Road, Wimbledon following the building’s refurbishment.

Our thanks go to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Stanley Road for their generosity during our stay with them. 

Our Drop-in is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.00am to 2.30pm. A two-course hot lunch is available, as well as laundry, showers, access to the internet, breakfast and hot drinks all day. Rough sleepers can also receive food parcels, sleeping bags, underwear and donated clean clothes.

Our expert team can advise on accommodation and job searching, and provide access to other services such as alcohol/drug dependency support, medical help, refugee advice etc., as well as leave to remain guidance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see one of our team members, please contact us on 07843 280419 or email us at team@mertonfaithinaction.org.

  • Find out more about the work of the Drop-in – watch our video and, if you can, please donate to help support local homeless people.

Merton Winter Night Shelter

Our Winter Night Shelter provides a warm, dry place to sleep every night during the coldest nights of the year, from December to March, across 12 hosting venues. It’s a proven way of helping homeless people to move on into secure accommodation and employment.

Shelter guests have somewhere to sleep each night, they receive a cooked evening meal and breakfast, plus good company and fellowship. Crucially, the Shelter also provides ongoing advice and support from professional Night Shelter and Merton Homelessness Project staff, as well as access to local third party agencies such as medical and alcohol dependency services and DWP benefits advice.

Donating to support us

We are a charity, and rely on your support to maintain our essential work.

You can contribute online via JustGiving, or contact us to make a regular donation by standing order, or to join our supporters email list. Fundraising events for the Drop-in are very welcome too. Email us for more details.

For a leaflet including a Standing Order and Gift Aid form, please click here.

Donate supplies: We can receive donations when the Drop-In is open, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00am to 2.30pm. For more about what we currently find most useful, go here.

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