Job Vacancy: Manager, Homeless Drop-in

Faith in Action Merton, an independent charity, runs a long-established and successful Homeless Drop-in and Advice/Support Service for homeless and vulnerably-housed people. We need a new Manager to lead the staff and volunteer teams at the Drop-in, following the...
Drop-in Update: November ’21

Drop-in Update: November ’21

The Drop-in is feeling increasingly like pre-Covid times with the resumption of two-course hot lunches for service users. We are now open from 10.30am to 2.30pm, and it’s lovely to see more of our volunteers returning to work in the kitchen. Service user numbers are...
Plough Lane Big Sleep Out to raise funds for FiA

Plough Lane Big Sleep Out to raise funds for FiA

The Dons Local Action Group (DLAG) are fund-raising for Faith in Action and our work to support homeless people in Merton. On Saturday 27 November, the Big Sleep Out will take place at AFC Wimbledon’s stunning new stadium in Plough Lane. Our Drop-in is one of...

Drop-in Update

Our Homeless Drop-in is now open from 10.30am to 2.30pm every Wednesday and Friday. The increased opening hours help us to spread individual appointments over a longer time, while being able to offer more of our services to rough sleepers, including showers, laundry,...

Drop-in Spring Update

We’re delighted to report that the Drop-in has now opened again on both Wednesdays and Fridays. We’ve expanded our support for rough sleepers, alongside the limited appointment-only system we had been running since the New Year. Homeless people are now provided with...

AGM and Open Evening: 22 February

Faith In Action Merton Homelessness Project – Notice of AGM and Open Evening: Monday 22 February 2021 at 6pm, online via Zoom. All supporters, and those interested in our work with homeless and vulnerably-housed people in and around Merton, are very welcome to...

Drop-in during lockdown

Following the Government announcement on 4 January, regrettably we have decided to close the Drop-in due to the increased risk to our staff, volunteers and service users. Staff will be at the Drop-in on Wednesdays only until further notice, but only for booked...
SWR Shoe Box Appeal a huge success

SWR Shoe Box Appeal a huge success

Nearly 200 shoe boxes filled with presents have been delivered to the Drop-in, in response to South Western Railway’s Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. Now Christmas will be a little brighter for local homeless people. We’re very grateful to South Western...

Drop-in Autumn Update

Since reopening from the lockdown at the beginning of June, we have seen a steady flow of service users visit the Drop-in every Wednesday and Friday. We started off with about 12 people a day; most of these were Polish in accommodation, either placed in hotels or...

Drop-in August update

Sadly, the Faith in Action Homeless Drop-in is still not able to provide our normal level of service for homeless and vulnerably-housed people, due to government restrictions. However, we are providing a tailored, appointment-only service on Wednesdays and Fridays,...