There is a wide variety of services for homeless people in the Brixton area who are in need of food, shelter and advice.
Lambeth Safer Streets Team
If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough in Brixton, call the Safer Streets office number 020 7501 0601 or email [email protected] to make a referral. The more information you can give them, the better. For instance, if they’re in a tent, take a note of the colour of the tent. If you can get details of what times they usually bed down, then pass that information on too – it helps them to be able to get appropriate help.
Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RD
Telephone (9am to 8pm, Mon to Fri): 020 7926 4200
Evening and weekend telephone: 020 7926 1000
Lambeth Council has a duty to provide a thorough assessment and a personalised response to anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness. See here.
Ace of Clubs
St Alphonsus Road, Clapham, SW4 7AS 0207 720 2811
Opening Times: Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Ace of Clubs provides accommodation and welfare advice, hot meals, laundry, clothing, showers, Job Centre Plus links, health care, optician, education, training and bike repairs.
The Manna Society
6 Melior Street, SE1 3QP, 0207 403 1931
Opening Times: Monday – Sunday 8.30am-1.30pm.
The Manna Society provides housing and welfare advice, medical care, breakfast and lunch every day, showers and clothing, mental health workers, chiropodist, osteopath, dentist and nurse. Appointments with the advice workers at the Manna Centre are made by going to the Manna Centre early in the morning and registering.
8 Tooting Bec Gardens, SW16 1RB, 0208 696 0943
Monday – Women’s Space 8:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday – Rough Sleepers Space 9:00am – 10:30am & Open Access Drop –In 10:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday – Rough Sleepers Space 10:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday – Rough Sleepers Space 9:00am – 1:00pm
Friday – Rough Sleepers Space 9:00am – 10:30am & Women’s Space 10:30am – 1:30pm
Services: Breakfast/lunch, showers, clothing, housing resettlement, advice and referrals, specialist external agencies drop-in/support and nurse’s clinic, optician, chiropodist, mental health workers and dentist. Spires also deliver Adult Learning courses & workshops (art, music, computer training, ESOL).
Lorraine Hewitt House – Lambeth Addictions Treatment Consortium
12-14 Brighton Terrace, Brixton. 0203 2281 500
Opening times: Monday-Friday 9:00am – 11:00am
The Lambeth Addiction Treatment Consortium at Lorraine Hewitt House offers support to anyone over the age of 18 with alcohol or drug problems who lives in Lambeth or has strong connections to the borough.
It is possible drop in during opening hours for a walk-in assessment. Anyone unsure what they need, or what is available, can ring ahead for a chat.
Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers
Tuesday – 12:30pm-5:00pm Copleston Centre, Copleston Road, Peckham, SE15 4AN
Telephone: 020 7732 0505
SDCAS serve lunch at 1pm and advice begins at 2pm.Introductory level English classes 2pm-5pm, Movement/Dance Women’s Group 2pm-3pm and a Men’s Well-Being Group (incl. Yoga and Relaxation) 3.30pm-4.30pm. Gardening group on Tuesday mornings. Crèche service 2pm-4pm.
Thursday – 12:30pm – 5:00pm Crossway, 100 New Kent Road, SE1 6TU 020 7740 6399
SDCAS serve lunch at 1pm. At 2pm advice sessions start and have introductory level English classes, Computer Classes and a crèche service 2pm-4pm.
For help in claiming political asylum call Asylum Help call 0808 8000 630
If you believe someone may have been trafficked call the 24hr Migrant Help anti-trafficking team for confidential help and advice. 07766 668781