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...

Notice of AGM and Open Evening

AGM and Open Evening: Monday 7 February 2022 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 attend. Open Evening The Zoom meeting will begin with an open...
Christmas Greetings from Faith in Action

Christmas Greetings from Faith in Action

The Christmas spirit has been very much in evidence at the Drop-in. Our service users enjoyed Christmas lunch on 15 December, with roast turkey and all the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding and custard (in the picture, right, served by volunteer Cathy). The same...
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...

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,...