Welcome to Faith in Action Merton Homelessness Project (FiA)

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.

Andy the Manager

On reception at the Merton Homeless Drop-In. There’s a warm welcome for all, a hot meal, and help with moving on.

Service user with staff member

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

Lunch, and meeting people

Service users enjoy a freshly-cooked lunch

Lunch at the Homeless Drop-In

Our lunches are tasty and nutritious. Our two volunteer kitchen teams work hard to make lunchtimes special for our service users.

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 with the Job Centre and helps them move on

Laundry

We have two washing machines and a drier for service users’ clothes

Clothing

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

Volunteers

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

Volunteering

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.

Drop-In staff

Project workers at the Drop-In

Fund-raising

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.

COVID-19 Update October 2021: Working within government Covid guidance, we are now open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.30am to 2.30pm. A 2-course hot lunch is now also available.

If you are homeless and would like to make an appointment to see one of our team members, please contact us at 07843 280419 or email us at team@mertonfaithinaction.org. Or pop into the Drop-in during the above opening hours. Thank you.

Venue: the Merton Homeless Drop-In takes place at the Salvation Army Hall, 109 Kingston Road, London SW19 1LT.

Resources: Here are a variety of resources providing information about the work of the Drop-In.

Donating to the Drop-in

We are a charity and rely on your support to maintain this essential work. Please help.
Support the ‘Square Meal Appeal’ every month.

  • £5 pays for two Square Meals
  • £10 pays for razors for two weeks to enable service users to shower and shave
  • £17 pays the cost of one average service user’s day at the Drop-In
  • £30 pays for two new, warm sleeping bags which we give out to those rough sleeping
  • £50 pays for a month’s worth of the warm socks and underclothes our service users need
  • £100 pays for a UK passport, providing ID needed for job applications.

Contribute via JustGiving, or contact us to make a donation or join our regular supporters list. Larger amounts gratefully received. Fundraising events are welcome too. See the Donate page.

Donate supplies We can receive donations when the Drop-In is open, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.30am to 2.30pm.
>> Download FiA useful donations.

Faith in Action on Twitter
See Twitter for the latest from the Merton Homeless Drop-In.

Video produced by media students at Brooklands College, Weybridge
This 4-minute film tells the story of Ryan, a homeless young man who visits the Faith in Action Merton Homeless Drop-In. Click on the video below.

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