Streatham Drop-In Centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Streatham Drop-In Centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Women

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Our vision is a community in which all asylum seekers and refugees are welcomed, valued and able to participate fully in society

Founded in 2002, Streatham Drop-In Centre is an independent small grass roots charity that aims to provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for refugee and asylum seeker individuals and families living in the London Borough of Lambeth and surrounding areas. The Centre provides holistic services for asylum seekers and refugees to meet the needs of those most severely affected by social exclusion, poverty and poor health.

Working in partnership with a wide range of voluntary, community and statutory groups, the Centre provides specialised support, information and advice, as well as a wide range of health and wellbeing services to empower asylum seeker and refugee in the local community as well as activities and a homework club project which runs on Saturday mornings for families, helping with children’s homework and providing a safe and positive environment .

Managed by an executive committee of volunteer trustees, we have a dedicated and knowledgeable staff and volunteer team.


To enable individuals to make positive contributions to the community in which they live

To promote good health and improve quality of life

To promote community understanding and cohesion

To support individuals experiencing poverty/facing destitution

To provide information, general advice and services to enable refugee and more established communities to work together and learn from one another


Streatham Drop-In Centre provides a wide range of practical services to help asylum seekers and refugees receive the support they need to play a full part in the life of the wider community.

We offer crèche and play facilities for young children at the Centre in order to allow parental participation in a range of activities. This is supported by a grant from BBC Children in Need.

Our services include:

General Advice Drop-In Service

Health Advice Drop-In service

Women's Well being

English Language Classes

Homework/Family Learning Project

Programme of Activities

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