Please help us tackle homelessness in Merton 

For the first time ever, the Homeless Drop-in run by Faith in Action Merton is running at a loss. Please help us to secure our future by making a financial donation.  Our costs are up by more than 50% in five years, whilst our donations have fallen.  Since the...

Big Sleep Out 2 to raise funds for FiA again!

The Dons Local Action Group (DLAG) are again fund-raising for Faith in Action’s Drop-in and our work to support homeless people in Merton. On Saturday 3 December, the Big Sleep Out 2 will take place at AFC Wimbledon’s stunning stadium in Plough Lane....
‘A Homely Blessing’ fundraiser

‘A Homely Blessing’ fundraiser

A song called ‘A Homely Blessing’ is raising awareness of homelessness issues and fundraising for Faith in Action. Ruth Carlyle, a former trustee of Faith in Action, has written and sings the lyrics. The link below will take you to online platforms on which you can...

Notice of AGM 2022

Faith in Action Merton Homelessness Project – Annual General MeetingThursday 1 December 2022 at 6pm, online. All supporters, and those interested in our work with homeless and vulnerably-housed people in and around Merton, are very welcome to attend our AGM,...
Volunteers needed!

Volunteers needed!

Do you have a passion for helping others? Our volunteers work with our professional staff team to create a welcoming, non-judgemental environment at our Wimbledon Drop-in. We have a range of roles available: welcoming our clients into the Drop-in and chatting to them...

FiA Drop-in: Late Summer Update

We’re continuing to open every Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 to 14:30. Currently, we’re averaging 37 service users per day, a figure that’s steadily rising month-on-month. In July, we welcomed 12 new people into the Drop-in, many of whom are currently rough...

FiA & Merton Winter Night Shelter join forces

Merton Winter Night Shelter (MWNS) has merged with Faith in Action Merton Homelessness Project, after 10 years under the guardianship of YMCA St Paul’s Group. FiA’s Trustees will assume overall responsibility for the Night Shelter, with its day-to-day...
Merton Civic Award for FiA Hero

Merton Civic Award for FiA Hero

Tony Lobo, long-standing Faith in Action Drop-in volunteer, has been awarded a Merton Civic Award. At a ceremony on 29 April 2022, Tony was presented with the Award by the Mayor of Merton, Cllr Michael Brunt. The Award recognises Tony’s many years of unfailingly...
Andy Fairbairn retires from FiA

Andy Fairbairn retires from FiA

Wednesday 30 March saw Andy’s last day as Drop-in Manager, and an appreciative gathering of service users, staff, trustees, volunteers and supporters gave him a send-off to remember. Merton Councillor Linda Kirby, co-founder of FiA and enthusiastic Friday...
New Drop-in Manager

New Drop-in Manager

The Trustees are delighted to welcome Ash Morgan as our new Drop-in Manager, succeeding Andy Fairbairn who retires on 30 March. Ash, who joined FiA on 1 March, has been working within the homelessness sector for a number of years. He turned to a career in...