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Crisis:  The national charity for single homeless people.  Dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.  For more details click here

Shelter:  Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.  For more details click here

Age UK: The UK's largest charity working with older people.  For more details click here

Croydon Refugee Centre:  A friendly safe meeting place offering practical assistance to all asylum seekers and refugees.  Based at West Croydon Baptist Church.  For more details click here

The Children's Society:  Helping transform the lives of vulnerable children.  For more details click here

Demelza House:  Providing the best care and support for seriously ill babies, children, young people and their families, across East Sussex, Kent and South East London.  For more details click here

A Rocha:  Resourcing Christians for environmental action in countless ways, including hands-on conservation projects, written materials, teaching in churches, seminaries and conferences and by involvement in global networks. For more details click here

Churches Together in West Wickham Work Club:  If you are out of work and looking for a new job, looking to change career or looking for your first ever job, Churches Together in West Wickham Work Club can help you with writing your CV and covering letter, job searching and interview practice.  The Work Club operates from 4pm to 6pm every Monday (except during August and Bank Holidays) at West Wickham Library, Glebe Way, West Wickham.  It's a free drop-in service and no appointment is necessary.  Just turn up and our experienced coaches will provide whatever assistance you need. For career planning advice  'Career Cafe' is open every Wednesday from 1pm to 7pm at 'SJ's', Croydon Road, Coney Hall.  A professional career adviser is on hand to offer assistance. The club can be contacted by email at ctwwworkclub@gmail.com

Good Shepherd Mission to The Homeless:  The Good Shepherd Mission to the Homeless (GSMH) was launched in 1990 by Sister Joan O’Donoghue,  who was part of a small convent of nuns living in Montacute Road, New Addington and attached to the Good Shepherd RC Church on the estate (hence the name of the homeless project).  She was awarded the MBE for her work with the homeless and the community in New Addington.  Sadly, Sister Joan died in 2010.  However, the homeless project still continues to flourish and this is a lasting legacy to her tremendous compassion and dedication to the plight of the homeless.  The project is now a truly ecumenical venture and funded entirely by local donations.  Volunteers from St Francis and St Mary of Nazareth, West Wickham are members of the team taking food and clothing to the homeless gathered at Lincoln's Inn Fields and Waterloo.  Every Thursday night the volunteers take a range of sandwiches (cheese, egg, spam and jam), a large urn of tea with flasks of hot water to top it up and several flasks of steaming hot soup to the homeless   In the summer months there are cold drinks as well.  Invariably, someone will make a tray of bread pudding and there is usually a supply of buns and KitKat bars.  Men’s clothing is always needed by the homeless and the minibus is often loaded with shoes, trousers, jackets and other items of clothing to be given away along with toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, shampoo and disposable razors. 


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