News and Events

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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Stephen Hammond MP

Stephen Hammond MP visits Homeless Drop-In Centre

Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond visited the Drop-In at the Salvation Army hall on Friday 24 June as part of Volunteers Week. He helped serve meals, and thanked volunteers for their work in supporting the homeless. Share

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Wimbledon High School gift envelopes and gift box

Wimbledon High School generosity

Andy attended the Wimbledon High School ‘Spring Giving’ assembly in March. Each of the school houses was giving food and money to a local charity, and Hepworth House chose Faith in Action. They collected and gave us more than 30 bags of fresh and tinned food, as well as over £200 in cash. Clearly a […]

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January 2015 newsletter

January 2015 newsletter

The Drop-In centre continues its work for the homeless and vulnerably housed, and during these winter months we have about 70 people at each of the twice-weekly sessions. The close working relationship between Faith in Action and the Merton Winter Night Shelters means that the majority of those taking up places are referrals from the […]

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FiA supporters at Wimbledon Synagogue Mitzvah Day

Wimbledon Synagogue support

The Wimbledon Synagogue are firm supporters of both the Winter Night Shelters and the Faith in Action Merton Homelessness Project. They are one of the faith groups who run a Night Shelter and Yvette Ball, the Faith in Action chair, is a synagogue member. So are some of our highly committed Drop-In Centre volunteers. The […]

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A former service user cuts the cake with Yvette Ball the Faith in Action chair

10th Anniversary Event

The Mayor of Merton joined trustees, staff, volunteers and service users at the Drop-In Centre in Kingston Road to mark the 10th anniversary of the Merton Homelessness Project. Yvette Ball, Chair of Faith in Action said: “This is an extraordinary milestone. Extraordinarily sad because the blight of homelessness is as evident now as it was […]

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