Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000


Age UK Croydon

2, Katharine Street,Croydon, CR0 1NX

Tel: 020 8680 5450


Support and services for people in later life including: advocacy, befriending, benefit checks, independent support brokerage, gardening, handyperson, nail care, domestic help at home, computer training, insurance and financial products and a wide range of positive ageing and information and advice services.

Age UK Croydon has put together a comprehensive list of support groups and services for older people. They can be viewed on:

Alzheimer's Society Croydon

Heavers Resource Centre,
122 Selhurst Road,
South Norwood, London, SE25 6LL

Helpline: 0845 300 0336

Tel: 020 8916 3587


Services for people with dementia: trips out, befriending service, grants for taxis, carers support, café social interaction, info & advice, young carers support group and training for carers.

Arthritis Care 

Nearest to Croydon:
First Floor,18 Stephenson Way, NW12HD

Tel: 0844 888 2111


A social network, support thro sharing experiences, provide info, ways of managing arthritis, generate local awareness, active in campaigning. 

Aztec Centre(for independent living)

28,Boulogne Road,
Croydon, CR0 2QT

Open Mondays and Tuesdays 10am to 4pm. 

Tel: 020 8664 8860

Support and advice for people who have a disability or sensory impairment  and require  information, advice or purchase mobility aids. Also equipment for people with visual and hard of hearing /deaf impairments, together with equipment for memory loss. The range of telecare techniques can be appreciated and installation arrangements actioned.

Asylum Seekers Support

Croydon Council,
Taberner House,
Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 3JS

Tel: 020 8726 6500


Benefits Helpline

Croydon Council
Taberner House
Park lane, Croydon

Helpline: 0800 731 5920 (Wed 11am - 2pm, Friday 9am - 12 noon)

Information provided on housing benefits, fraud investigation, housing and council tax benefit, local housing allowances and welfare benefit advice

Croydon Accessible Transport(CAT)

Cornerstone House,
14 Willis Road, Croydon, CR02XX

Tel: 020 8665 1972


CAT have arrange of accessible minibuses and an accessible car. Membership is required to access he service. Transport available both locally and outside the borough for day trips, respite or holiday transport.

Carers Support Centre and the Carers’ Information Service

24 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB

020 8649 9339, option 1

The Carers’ Information Service runs the Carers Support Centre, offering information, advice, support, training and social events and activities for carers who live, work or study in Croydon, or care for someone living in the borough. All services are free of charge, but some are only available to Croydon residents.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CHAMS)

Lennard Lodge,
3, Lennard Road,
Croydon, CR02UL

Tel: 020 8700 8800

A community mental health team  (CMHT),comprising health and social care professionals, offer support on mental health issues.

Croydon Asia Women’s Organisation

89,Galpins Road,
Thornton Heath,CR76EN

Tel: 020 8409 1152

Help and support is given to lonely asian  women with their day to day problem such as ; language, education, health, loneliness  and housing

Croydon Cardiac Support Group

Cardiology Department
Croydon University Hospital

Tel: 020 8401 3974

19, Wisborough Road, Sanderstead, CR2 0DR

Tel: 020 8657 6982


Informal and social support meetings, with talks by cardiac specialists, dieticians, nurses, doctors or health visitors. Rehab talks also included.


Croydon Citizens Advice Bureau

1,Overbury Crescent, New Addington, CR0 0LR

Tel: 01689 846890

Strand House, Zion Road, Thornton Health, CR7 8RG.

Tel: 020 8684 2236

Free confidential and impartial advice and information on: depts, welfare benefits, employment, consumer rights, housing and relationships. Check on reception open and pre-booked appointments times.

Croydon Disability Forum

c/o CHRC, Summit House,
50 Wandle Road,Croydon,CR0 1DF

Tel: 020 8686 0049


A volunteering organisation with bi-monthly meetings ( Friday 1-3pm,72 Wellesley Road, Croydon. Advice &support for disabled people and lobby locally on key issues to improve services. Working groups established on important issues.

Croydon Hearing Resource Centre

Summit House,
50, Wandle Road, Croydon, CR0 1DF

Tel:020 8686 0049

Supporting the community requiring support for hearing loss, and dual sensory impairment with Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind. Surgeries over borough, home visits, free hearing screening service and counselling &equipment advise.

Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA)

Croydon Voluntary Action,

97 High Street, Thornton Heath, CR78RY

Tel: 020 8684 3862


CVA provides practical support and development for local voluntary and community groups to build their organisational capacity. Also informs and represents local voluntary organisations.

Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind 

72-74 Wellesley Road
Croydon, CR02AR

Tel: 020 8688 2486

Specialist low vision and IT services, psychological / emotional support, orientation /mobility, independent living support / communication, focus groups, support for dual sensory loss and reducing social isolation.


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