Welcome to Merton Homelessness Project

“If Faith in Action 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

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.

  • Drop-in venue – Salvation Army Hall, 109 Kingston Road, Wimbledon SW19 1LT. Find us on Google maps.
  • Find out more about the work of the Drop-in – watch our introductory video and, if you can, please donate to help support local homeless people.
  • Ian’s story – find out how Ian was able to get his life back on track with our help and support.

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.

  • Martin’s story – find out how we helped Martin, in his own words, to get back on his feet via both the Drop-in and the Winter Night Shelter.

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 our donor leaflet, which includes 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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