The safety and security of our student community is paramount. Below is a list of charities who can offer help and advice during what is a anxious period for everyone. You can click here for further information.

To read our update to the Safeguarding and Prevent Policy due to COVID-19, please click here.

Croydon Food Banks:

Foodbank Location Address Collection Contact name Telephone Website
Oasis Community Hub  Addiscombe 30 Bingham Road, Croydon CR0 7EB Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-2pm 0208 8655 1434 
Big Local Broad Green  Broad Green  The Broad Green Hub, 38 Keeley Road CR0 1TF Every Tuesday, 12.30pm- 2.30pm Richard Tait 07914677179


Croydon Nightwatch Central Croydon Outside Queens Gardens, Croydon  Every evening, 9:30am Jad Adams
Nicky Edwards
0208 699 6718
07828 144645
Croydon Soup Kitchen​ Central Croydon TBC Tuesday nights Jose Joseph TBC
Esther Community Enterprises Central Croydon 23 Ramsey Court Church St, Croydon CR0 1RF TBC June Ross  0794 7488497
Heads2gether Food Hub Central Croydon Peppermint Centre Franklin Way Valley Park Croydon CR0 4YD TBC Lorraine
07983 835687
ISKCON South London Food For All Central Croydon 42 Enmore Rd, South Norwood, London SE25 5NG Weekends Badri Narayan 0757 42664973
Asian Resource Centre of Croydon (ARCC) Central Croydon 38 Keeley Rd, Croydon CR0 1TF Tuesday delivery to registered members Deba Chakraborty
Ima Miah
020 8684 3784
The Family Centre Food Stop



New Addington & Fieldway  Fieldway, New Addington, Croydon, CR0 9BS Food Stop: Tues & Weds  9.30am-12.30pm
Food Stop Plus (over 65s): Fri, 9.30am-12.30pm
Food Stop Drop (Home delivery service): Thursday and Friday afternoons
Membership fee of £3.50
Julia Weller 
Lisa Hatton  
01689 844277
Salvation Army Church New Addington/The Vine Foodbank New Addington Between 11 & 13 Salcott Crescent, New Addington, CR0 0JJ TBC Emma Spencer
Lesley Holland
01689 847895 (answerphone only)
New Addington Baptist Church/The Community Family Project New Addington 39 Arnhem Dr, New Addington, Croydon CR0 0EE Food parcel delivery: 
Claire Nicholls 07535184941
Good Food Matters New Addington Good Food Matters, Mickleham Way, New Addington, Croydon, CR0 0PN Meal distribution service in collaboration with the local Food banks, CVA and the Family Centre Fieldway Amanda McGrath  TBC
Cassandra Centre – Free Meal Delivery Service Norbury 1433A London Rd, Norbury, London SW16 4AQ Thursdays, 1pm-6pm  Jenifer McDermott 07714735568
Alnoor Food Drive Norbury 1517A, London Road, Norbury, SW16 4AE.
(Norbury Park Entrance, opposite Norbury Park Station)
Every Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm Syed Abidi  07432666008
Revivify Croydon Community Foodbank Old Town Ramsey Court, Church Street CR0 1RF Deliveries through referrals Fatima Koroma


07757 754 637
020 3643 8091
07387 003 402
The Well Croydon Salvation Army Old Town Booth Rd, Croydon CR0 1XY Food parcels and deliveries Chris Waldock 020 86809924
Purley Food Hub Purley 906 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN Delivery of food parcels to CR2, CR5, CR04 CR8 postcodes, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am-12pm Jean Ludlow
Trevor Jones
07546 635295
Purley Food Stop
Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church
Purley Reedham Park Ave, Purley CR8 4BQ Nick graves  0208 668 6260
Purley Masjid Foodbank Purley 63 Whytecliffe Rd S, Purley CR8 2AZ Deliveries to over 70s with no family support, registered disabled, vulnerable families AND living 2 miles from Masjid Purley Masjid 07982446062
Guiding Hands (in partnership with CASSA Selhurst) Selhurst 77A Whitehorse Road CR0 2JJ Fridays 07733424804
Selhurst Community Kitchen
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Selhurst Croydon SDA Church Hall,
95 Selhurst Road, London, SE25 6LH 
Take-away  Donnette Brown/Jackie 020 8771 3147
Selsdon Covid Project
Church and community group cooperation 
Selsdon Selsdon  Each Friday a local butcher provides meat for 150 meals for vulnerable people. Meals are cooked in kitchens of Croydon High School and delivered by Fire Brigade  Andy Stranack
Jaz Potter 
020 861 4944 
Selsdon Food Hub Selsdon Selsdon Community Centre, 132 Addington Road, Selsdon CR2 8LA A door delivery service of free ‘essentials’ shopping bags and a weekly cooked meal. Jaz Potter 020 8651 4944
Shirley Neighbourhood Care  Shirley Shirley Methodist Church Eldon Ave, Croydon CR0 8SD Food shopping /delivery service for residents in the Shirley Suzy Stoyel  0208 662 9599
The Shrublands trust  Shirley 7 Broom Road Croydon CR0 8NG  Foodbank, now operating a delivery service  Beverly Warner 020 3441 7887
St Francis Church Food Stop South Croydon 146 Tedder Rd, Monks Hill, South Croydon, CR2 8AH. Open Fridays 9.30am-1pm. For £3.50 residents will receive £20 food. During lockdown we are operating an appointment system to maintain social distancing. Also home deliveries to those self-isolating Thursdays, 12pm Peter Wyatt
Michelle Wyatt
South Norwood Community Kitchen South Norwood South Norwood Baptist Church, 2 Oliver Grove, South Norwood SE25 6TY Deliveries every Tuesday and Saturday  Laura Whittall
Rapture Community Project  South Norwood 194 Selhurst Road SE25 5AU For members Letoyah Hellis
Rev Stephenson 
SWAN foodbank South London Streatham Streatham, SW16 Deliveries
Mondays, 6.30pm-7.30pm 
Saiqa Ali  07973501274
Bensham Manor Kitchen  Thornton Heath  Queen’s Community Hall, Turner Crescent Croydon CR0 2NP  Fridays 5pm-6 pm Alice Wang 
Cllr Humayun Kabir
07500 430618
07956 548707 
Queens Community Foodbank Thornton Heath  Queen’s Community Hall, Turner Crescent Croydon CR0 2NP  Foodbank service 12pm-1pm Alice Wang 
Cllr Humayun Kabir
07500 430618
07956 548707 
CPMI Church Foodbank
(Christ People’s Ministries International)
Thornton Heath 90a Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 8LX Monday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm Kadi Olubodun 07956223146
0203252 0007
Elim Food Hub Thornton Heath Mersham road, Thornton Heath CR7 8NP Delivers food and collects prescriptions

for people self-isolating in Thornton Heath. 

Nick Gray 07930566678
His Grace Foodbank
His Grace Evangelical Outreach
Thornton Heath 80-82 Beulah Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 8JF Monday to Saturday, 2pm-5pm

Delivery and collection in CR7 and surrounding areas 

Pastor Bola Thomas 07946 546507
Food Stop Thornton Heath  Thornton Heath 53-55 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath
Wednesday’s 10am-12pm

£15 to £20 worth of fresh food and other groceries for £3.50 a week.

Denise 07732 073171
Al Hidaya  Mosque Soup Kitchen Thornton Heath 175 Brigstock Road, CR7 7JP Saturdays 5pm-7 pm Raja Hyderali 07872445520
ASKI  Thornton Heath 33 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath CR7 7JJ
Providing free hot meal delivery service for elderly/vulnerable adults in Croydon  Joseph Jeffers 020 8683 2191  07759 194 567
Croydon Mosque & Islamic Centre Thornton Heath 525 London Road Thornton Heath CR7 6AP Food pack delivery within 3-mile radius of Croydon Mosque Tanveer Sajjid
020 8684 8200
07818 067006
Project 4 Youth Empowerment (P4YE) Thornton Heath Ladbrook Road, Thornton Heath   Saturdays from 5pm Wayne Lindsay 07545 706869
07415 785 101
SWAN Foodbank and Soup Kitchen 
Thornton Heath Islamic Centre
Thornton Heath 150 Gillett Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 8SN Mondays 6.30pm-7.30pm  Saiqa Ali  07973501274

Muslim Association Croydon (MAC) Soup Kitchen South Croydon Car park opposite Croydon Hospital –
Dunheved Road, South Croydon CR7 6
Every Friday at 6.30 pm  Tamkin Riaz
Javid Hamid
07595 320985 
Sutton Nightwatch  Sutton 35 Mannor Way, Wallington, SM6 0BW Monday to Friday, 8am-12pm Andy 02086699920 07802225073
One in Four Waddon
(and Central Croydon)
St. Dominic’s Catholic Church

Violet Ln, Croydon CR0 4HN

Deliveries of food parcels and other essentials to families (by referral) in Waddon/Central Croydon  Michelle Denny-Browne 07545 600 611
Holistic Wellness Hub (HWH) West Croydon 68-74 Church Street, Croydon CR0 1RB  Monday to Saturday, 2pm-5pm   Chris Otokito
Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA) West Croydon CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road Croydon, CR0 2TB, United Kingdom Delivery service of food parcels to the self-isolating/elderly across Croydon and to other Food Banks. Shalina Alabaksh
Croydon Foodbank Trussell Trust West Croydon Unit 5, 46 Pitlake, Croydon CR0 3RA Delivery throughout Croydon Grace Allen 020 8686 5664
Legacy Youth Zone
West Croydon 125 Whitehorse Rd, Croydon CR0 2LG Delivering food parcels to existing members and their families and some care residences on Tues, Thurs and Fri   Lisa Kirkland 07732 603069
 020 3976 9990
West Croydon Methodist Church  West Croydon  CR0 2RF Wednesdays Lindsey Macfarlane
Alberta Larkai-Doherty
020 8653 24242
07515 041 234 
Croydon Refugee Day Centre  West Croydon  Delivering parcels of food and toiletries to asylum seekers in their living accommodation.  Peter Hall
Community Feeding Project
West Croydon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
West Croydon  45-49 Union Road, Croydon CR0 2XU Every Sunday Grace Whyte
Church Office 
07939 297 176
020 8664 3621
Upper Norwood Association For Community Care Upper Norwood The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road SE25 4DX Hot meals delivered weekly to members Roberta Gallinari 020 8771 6886
07720 601153
Norwood & Brixton Foodbank West Norwood St Luke’s Church, Knights Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0HS  TBC Elizabeth Maytom 07722 121108


Croydon Council’s Discretionary support service

The council may be able to support families at risk of food or fuel poverty by offering vouchers, top-ups or onward referrals to services. Families will need to be in receipt of certain benefits to be eligible and council staff will need to ask about current finances to judge the need.

To apply for this service, please fill out the CDS application form.

If you are a resident of Sutton you may be eligible for a winter food voucher. Further details available here.


Samaritans – United Kingdom & Ireland – All Ages
A charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They’re there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, waiting for your call. You do not need to have any credit or call allowance – the call is free.

Email: (response within 24 hours)
Phone: 116 123


SLAM Talking Therapies – 18+
A free and confidential NHS service provided by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. They offer a range of psychological therapies to adults who are registered with a GP in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. Every London borough has their own local IAPT service.

Phone: 020 3228 4040


Off the Record – Croydon, Merton & Sutton – Ages 14-25
Free, confidential face to face counselling, online counselling, online workshops, young carers service, support for refugees, asylum seekers, forced migrants and support for if you have lost someone close to you through serious youth violence or sudden death.

Phone: 020 8251 0251


OASIS (Me and My Mind) – South London – Ages 18-35
An NHS service providing free mental health support for young people in Croydon, Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham who are struggling with unusual experiences – such as feeling paranoid or hearing voices. You can refer yourself to OASIS by sending an email to the following address.

Different depending on borough (check website)


The Drop In/Turnaround Centre – Croydon – Ages 14-21
A place where young people can just turn up for advice and support in a safe and secure environment. Experienced professionals are on hand to deal with immediate concerns. They will also be able to identify where young people or their families need extra help. Services available include housing advice youth workers, education welfare officers, voluntary services and leaving care services.

Phone: 020 8760 5530


Croydon College Sexual Health Nurse – Croydon College Students – All Ages
The sexual health nurse is unable to attend the college at the moment. Call or message Carolyn using the number below and she will get back to you as soon as possible. Once you have been assessed over the phone, you may be given an appointment at a clinic or have medication sent out to you.

Phone: 07773976488 (Carolyn)

Getting it On – South West London – Ages 13-19

Information and advice on sexual and mental health, LGBT issues, drugs, alcohol and relationship problems. They can help young people in Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth and point you in the right direction to get the help you need.



Childline – United Kingdom – Children and Young People Up to Their 19th Birthday
You can talk to a counsellor on the phone or access the online counselling service. Childline deal with any issues which cause distress or concern; some of the most common issues include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, neglect, and psychological abuse.

0800 1111 (FREE)


FJC (Formerly Family Justice Centre) – Croydon – All Ages
Are you safe at home? Are you sometimes afraid of your partner or a family member? Are you criticised or insulted by your partner or a family member? Have you ever been forced by your partner or a family member to do something you did not want to? Is your every move being monitored? Help is available for you at the FJC. The centre can provide you and your family with support and a safety plan. Their aim is to listen and respond to your needs in a safe way.

Phone: 020 8688 0100


Refugee Council – United Kingdom – All Ages
Provides crisis advice and practical support for refugees and asylum seekers. They can help you to integrate into new communities and offer mental health counselling to help you come to terms with the trauma you may have experienced.



Cruse Bereavement Care – United Kingdom – All Ages
The United Kingdom’s largest bereavement charity, which provides free care and bereavement counselling to people suffering from grief. The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement.

Phone: 0808 808 167 (FREE)


Victim Support – England & Wales – All Ages
Provides free and confidential, specialist practical and emotional support to victims and witnesses of crime. The crime does not have to have been reported to the police.

080 8168 9111

Children and Young People’s Service/Victim Support – London – Ages 4-17
They provides free and confidential support for any child or young person who has been affected by crime. The crime does not have to have been reported to the police. They are part of Victim Support, the national charity for victims and witnesses of crime.



Croydon Recovery Network/Turning Point – Croydon – All Ages
Croydon Recovery Network is a drug and alcohol service run by Turning Point. They create individual recovery plans from a range of services, no matter what your situation is. There is an online chat feature or you can call using the number below. If you are not a Croydon resident, have a look at their website for a support service near you.

Phone: 0300 123 9288


Safer London – London – Ages 16-24
Safer London believe every young person should be given the opportunity to live free from exposure to gangs, exploitation and crime and work tirelessly to make this happen.

Phone: 0207 021 0301


Jijsaw4U – Merton and Sutton – All Ages
A service that offers support to young victims of crime as well as young people affected by sexual or criminal exploitation, pre and post bereavement counselling, support for families with relatives in prison, domestic abuse support and care leaver advice.

Phone: 020 8687 1384


CentrePoint – London – Age 18+
Provides housing and support for young people in London. They aim to give homeless young people a future and want to end youth homelessness.

Phone: 0808 800 0661 (FREE)


Nightstop – London – Age 18+
Provides emergency overnight accommodation for young homeless people who are facing a night on the streets or sleeping in an unsafe place. Communities and charities run Nightstops in more than 31 locations around the UK, led and supported by the Nightstop team at Depaul UK.

Phone: 020 7939 1220


Runaway Helpline – United Kingdom – Ages 11-17
A helpline if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back.

Phone: 116 000 (FREE)

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