Welcome to Faith in Action Merton Homelessness Project (FiA)

Welcome!

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.

Our dedicated professional team are always here to help

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

Food and friendship

Service users can enjoy breakfast, hot drinks and a  freshly-cooked lunch

Lunch at the Drop-In

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

Our Friday kitchen volunteers...

provide a choice of nutritious meat or vegetarian lunches

Our Wednesday kitchen volunteers...

provide a choice of nutritious meat or vegetarian lunches

Online access

Register for Universal Credit, apply for jobs, or simply relax and explore YouTube, Facebook and other favourite websites

Street sleepers can have their clothes laundered

We have washing machines and dryers for street sleepers’ clothes

Free clothes for street sleepers

We receive clothing donations which are available for people who need them, subject to availability

Volunteers...

help out in all sorts of roles – and have a great time 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.

Fundraising

We’re grateful to individuals and local groups who run all sorts of fund-raising events, from sleep-outs to quiz nights like this one.

A sponsored sleepout

Bedding down for the night in sub-zero temperatures – for Faith in Action this time. But for many of our Drop-In visitors, this is a regular 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”
(Phillip, past service user)

 

The Merton Homeless 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 are homeless or vulnerably-housed, just pop into the Drop-in during the above opening hours and be assured of a warm welcome. Or 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. 

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

Please help us by donating to the Drop-in

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.

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.

Faith in Action on social media: see our Twitter or Facebook feeds for the latest news from the Drop-In.

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

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