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December newsletter 2017

December newsletter 2017

The needs of the Merton homeless and vulnerably housed are as great as ever. About 65 people attend each Drop-In session, and about half of these are sleeping rough (fewer while the Winter Night Shelters are operating). The Homeless Drop-In continues to provide for the basic needs of the homeless as well as helping them […]

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Our support for the homeless

Our support for the homeless

New service user leaflet There is a new service user leaflet with information on what we offer to the homeless. >>Download the leaflet FiA-service-user-leaflet. Helping a homeless person Download a leaflet giving basic information about help for the homeless in Merton. >>Helping a homeless person. Share

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FiA fundraising by Khanage restaurant

FiA fundraising by Khanage restaurant

Three Peaks Challenge Anwar and Sonia of Khanage curry restaurant on Wimbledon Broadway are fundraising for Faith in Action. At the end of September they are taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge – climbing Snowdon (Wales), Ben Nevis (Scotland) and Scafell Pike (England). Support this strenuous outing! See https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/anwar-sheikh Share

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Job advertisement

New Opportunities Worker • Are you interested in New Opportunities? • Helping our service users with jobs, education and volunteering? • Developing your influencing and intervention skills? • Working in a super team of professionals and volunteers? If the answer to the above questions is ‘YES’, then apply to become our New Opportunities Worker (NOW), […]

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Raynes Park High School student produces FiA animation

Raynes Park High School student produces FiA animation

Congratulations and thanks to Year 9 students at Raynes Park High School. Izzy and her group produced an excellent presentation about the work of the Homeless Drop-In and our enthusiastic volunteers. They won £1000 for Faith in Action – 1st prize in the competition funded by the generosity of First Give. See Izzy’s lovely 1.5-minute animated film below. […]

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Andy our Manager welcomes Ryan to the Drop-In.

New video about our work with the homeless

We are delighted to introduce our new 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. Share

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Llovely lunch generously provided for service users by the local Korean Salvation Army

February-April 2017 News

We are very grateful to the Anglican Diocese of Southwark which has nominated Faith in Action as one of its Lent Call charities 2017, in memory of Revd Andrew Wakefield. See the video about the Faith in Action Merton Homeless Drop-In on the Southwark website lentcall2017.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/i-was-hungry-i-was-thirsty-a-hunger-for-knowledge-as-well-as-food/ Several hundred people have used the Homeless Drop-In at […]

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Volunteer makes hotpot for the homeless using Nandos leftover chicken

December 2016 News

Thank you to the staff at Wimbledon station for their shoebox appeal on behalf of local homeless. On 13 December they collected 78 shoeboxes and 16 bags filled with gifts for the homeless, and there are cash donations too. Thank you also to the staff of Indigo Planning Ltd for their generous donations. We’ve just […]

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Lunch from the local Korean Salvation Army, much appreciated by all

Autumn newsletter & AGM Monday 17 October

Download our Autumn Newsletter 2016.  Open Evening Monday 17 October, 5.30pm Open Evening in the Homeless Drop-In Centre at the Salvation Army, 109 Kingston Road SW19 1LT, attended by the Mayor of Merton Councillor Brenda Fraser. Come and hear more about the needs of the homeless and our work for them. All welcome. Refreshments provided […]

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Volunteer on reception at the Homeless Drop-In Centre

Newsletter Spring 2016

Download the FIA newsletter Spring 2016. This gives an overview of the different needs of our service users and the different help we can offer them. • Some people can be nurtured from joblessness and homelessness to full employment and independence. • Others can also be assisted back into housing and work, particularly when the Winter Night Shelters provide a […]

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