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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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New cookers

New cookers

Thank you very much to all those who contributed to the cost of two new cookers in the Homeless Drop-In kitchen. Special thanks to Revd Andrew Wakefield, the former Mayor of Merton David Chung, and Ursuline High School (see below). Here are photos of the cookers in use, and the meal we cooked that day. We […]

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Volunteer helping a service user with online form-filling

Newsletter winter 2016

The Homeless Drop-In Centre continues to support the homeless and vulnerably housed. We are seeing increasingly numbers of people at the Drop-In who are sleeping rough – about half the average attendance of 65. Download the FiA Newsletter Winter 2016. Follow us on Twitter. Resources  You can download the following resources for those use by those […]

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Christmas lunch kitchen volunteers 2015

Christmas lunches and Twitter at the Drop-In

Our loyal team of Faith in Action volunteers produced a splendid traditional Christmas lunch on 18 December, and there were carols too in both English and Polish. Then on 20 December the Salvation Army New Malden produced an amazing Korean Christmas lunch as this photo shows. All 12 of the current guests at the Merton […]

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Volunteering opportunities

We are seeing increasing numbers of local homeless in the Drop-In, and our costs are increasing too. Please help us with our fundraising. • We need a Volunteer to advise us on successful fundraising – see FiA Volunteer fundraising adviser role description. • We also need one or more Volunteer fundraising co-ordinators, to help with […]

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English lesson for a service user

Autumn 2015 newsletter

The Homeless Drop-In Centre continues its work for the homeless and vulnerably housed, and during the summer we have had about 70 people at each of the twice-weekly sessions. The number sleeping rough in Merton is increasing due to Benefit rule changes, and we are seeing more of them in the Drop-In. It is hard […]

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12 Oct Open Evening & AGM

Monday 12 October 2015, 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 David Chung. Come and hear more about the needs of the homeless and our work for them. All welcome. Refreshments provided so please RSVP to faithinaction@wimbledonguild.co.uk. AGM […]

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