The Well is a hugely significant resource for homeless people, and those at risk of homelessness, in The Borough of Croydon. It delivers vital sanctuary and resources to people in such situations. We currently see an average of 85 clients every Monday between 11am and 3pm, some just dropping in, some being referred to us. These sessions aim to meet both the immediate day-to-day needs of homeless people, and to address underlying, complex issues over the longer term. Since opening we have received over 9,074 visits and over the course of the last 2 years we have been able to help 1,083 individuals.
The Well, based at the Croydon Salvation Army in Booth Road, Croydon, has a full catering service, shower and washing facilities. We also provide clothing, health clinics and postal services. These are the fundamentals to restoring and maintaining the dignity of people who have been living on the street or are in precarious accommodation, without access to the basics of human care. The Well is a place where people who are sleeping rough can enjoy social interaction, and acts as a safety net for those who are not able to use or access other already scarce and rapidly dwindling resources.
We rely on volunteers and if you would be interested in helping us then you can read more information by clicking this link alternatively you can speak to Chris Waldock or Mary Russell-Redman on 0208 680 9924.