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:
|Oasis Community Hub||Addiscombe||30 Bingham Road, Croydon CR0 7EB||Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-2pm||0208 8655 1434||stmildredschurch.org.uk|
|Big Local Broad Green||Broad Green||The Broad Green Hub, 38 Keeley Road CR0 1TF||Every Tuesday, 12.30pm- 2.30pm||Richard Tait||07914677179||https://biglocalbroadgreen.co.uk/
|Croydon Nightwatch||Central Croydon||Outside Queens Gardens, Croydon||Every evening, 9:30am||Jad Adams
|0208 699 6718
|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||https://www.esthercommunityenterprise.co.uk/|
|Heads2gether Food Hub||Central Croydon||Peppermint Centre Franklin Way Valley Park Croydon CR0 4YD||TBC||Lorraine
|ISKCON South London Food For All||Central Croydon||42 Enmore Rd, South Norwood, London SE25 5NG||Weekends||Badri Narayan||0757 42664973||http://iskconsouthlondon.co.uk/|
|Asian Resource Centre of Croydon (ARCC)||Central Croydon||38 Keeley Rd, Croydon CR0 1TF||Tuesday delivery to registered members||Deba Chakraborty
|020 8684 3784||arccltd.com|
|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
|Salvation Army Church New Addington/The Vine Foodbank||New Addington||Between 11 & 13 Salcott Crescent, New Addington, CR0 0JJ||TBC||Emma Spencer
|01689 847895 (answerphone only)||newaddingtonsalvationarmy.org.uk|
|New Addington Baptist Church/The Community Family Project||New Addington||39 Arnhem Dr, New Addington, Croydon CR0 0EE||Food parcel delivery:
|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||foodmatters.org.uk|
|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||https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/croydon-citadel|
|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
|Purley Food Stop
Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church
|Purley||Reedham Park Ave, Purley CR8 4BQ||Nick graves||0208 668 6260||https://ollbc.org.uk/|
|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||purleymasjid.com|
|Guiding Hands (in partnership with CASSA Selhurst)||Selhurst||77A Whitehorse Road CR0 2JJ||Fridays||07733424804||https://www.guidinghands.org.uk/book-online|
|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
|020 861 4944||www.selsdoncovid19.co.uk|
|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||http://www.shirleyneighbourhoodcare.co.uk/|
|The Shrublands trust||Shirley||7 Broom Road Croydon CR0 8NG||Foodbank, now operating a delivery service||Beverly Warner||020 3441 7887||https://www.shrublandstrust.org|
|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
|South Norwood Community Kitchen||South Norwood||South Norwood Baptist Church, 2 Oliver Grove, South Norwood SE25 6TY||Deliveries every Tuesday and Saturday||Laura Whittall||southnorwoodcommunitykitchen.co.uk|
|Rapture Community Project||South Norwood||194 Selhurst Road SE25 5AU||For members||Letoyah Hellis
|SWAN foodbank South London||Streatham||Streatham, SW16||Deliveries
|Bensham Manor Kitchen||Thornton Heath||Queen’s Community Hall, Turner Crescent Croydon CR0 2NP||Fridays 5pm-6 pm||Alice Wang
Cllr Humayun Kabir
|Queens Community Foodbank||Thornton Heath||Queen’s Community Hall, Turner Crescent Croydon CR0 2NP||Foodbank service 12pm-1pm||Alice Wang
Cllr Humayun Kabir
|CPMI Church Foodbank
(Christ People’s Ministries International)
|Thornton Heath||90a Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 8LX||Monday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm||Kadi Olubodun||07956223146
|Elim Food Hub||Thornton Heath||Mersham road, Thornton Heath CR7 8NP||Delivers food and collects prescriptions
for people self-isolating in Thornton Heath.
|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
£15 to £20 worth of fresh food and other groceries for £3.50 a week.
|Al Hidaya Mosque Soup Kitchen||Thornton Heath||175 Brigstock Road, CR7 7JP||Saturdays 5pm-7 pm||Raja Hyderali||07872445520||http://alhidayacroydon.org|
|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||https://aski.org.uk/|
|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
|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
|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||www.oneinfour.org.uk|
|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||cvalive.org.uk|
|Croydon Foodbank Trussell Trust||West Croydon||Unit 5, 46 Pitlake, Croydon CR0 3RA||Delivery throughout Croydon||Grace Allen||020 8686 5664||trusselltrust.org
|Legacy Youth Zone
MEMBERS ONLY NOT TO BE DISTRIBUTED OUTSIDE OF CROYDON FOODBANK GROUPS
|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
|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||https://croydonrefugeedaycentre.co.uk
|Community Feeding Project
West Croydon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
|West Croydon||45-49 Union Road, Croydon CR0 2XU||Every Sunday||Grace Whyte
|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
|Norwood & Brixton Foodbank||West Norwood||St Luke’s Church, Knights Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0HS||TBC||Elizabeth Maytom||07722 121108||norwoodbrixton.foodbank.org.uk|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phone: 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.
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.
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.
Phone: 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.
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.
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.