For Homeless and Disadvantaged People

8 Tooting Bec Gardens, London SW16 1RB

Call: 0208 696 0943

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Spires is a South London based charity that helps hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people all year round. We work to improve the quality of life for people who are homeless, insecurely housed, unemployed or suffering from the effects of poverty, mental health related issues and loneliness.

About us

“Our vision is for a community where no one is left without a home, support, information, advice and guidance. Where people are enabled to make the choices that are right for them.”

Initially known as the ‘Sunday Centre’, we provided hot meals, clothing, and advice every Sunday for those who were in need. This was quickly followed by additional weekday openings, before officially registering as a charity in 1993 under a new name – ‘The Spires Centre’. Spires is now run by dedicated team of staff who work at our day centre in Streatham and do outreach work across all South London. 

Our work

We offer a wide range of help and developmental services through our day centre in Streatham and our Streetlink outreach sessions throughout South London. Our aim is to enable our service users to move away from the chaos of the streets and towards a brighter and more stable future. 

Housing & Homelessness Space – We provide an inclusive and flexible service to homeless and disadvantaged people, offering them washing facilities, food, clothing and emergency healthcare. Through this service, we aim to enable each person to make a positive move away from a street-based lifestyle to one of more stability and security.

Women’s Space – Our Women’s Space offers a ‘safe space’ where Spires’ female staff offer long-term support to each woman who comes to Spires for help. We complete a holistic assessment of need and a care plan for each woman, which will outline each woman’s own goals for their health, safety and wellbeing.

Outreach work – Our clients’ needs have led Spires Streetlink to develop a holistic, consistent outreach service. The service is delivered from a specially adapted outreach van which operates across South London. This is run by our all-female staff and volunteer team. 

Get involved

Whether you choose to volunteer in our centre, run a marathon, cook a meal to serve to our clients, or donate money, food or clothes, there are many ways you can support Spires and help some of South London’s most vulnerable people.

Fundraise – You can support Spires by raising money through fundraising. Whether this be a small event in your community, school, or workplace, we would appreciate any efforts in raising money towards our work.

Volunteer – Spires would not be all that it is without the incredible enthusiasm, and dedication of all our volunteers. Their efforts allow Spires to deliver a large range of services to the most vulnerable people in our community. Volunteers are always needed to help us continue to deliver our services.

Work together – We work with several organisations across the UK to create partnerships that are mutually beneficial and deliver real change for vulnerable people experiencing homelessness. We value working with organisations that share our ambitions and want to help provide more stability to those who are homeless.  

Donate – Every donation that we receive supports our work in ensuring that those who are experiencing homelessness can build towards a more secure and safer future. By donating to Spires, you are directly helping us continue to provide vital services to vulnerable men and women in the South London community. 


“Life is good now and I enjoy it 100 per cent better now.

I can’t thank Spires enough.”


How to find us
Getting here


Routes 50, 57, 109, 118, 133, 159, 201, 249, 250, 255, 315, 319, 333, G1 and P13 all stop close to Spires - just ask for St Leonard’s.


Streatham station (Thameslink and London Bridge lines) is about 5 minutes walk away.

Streatham Hill station (for Victoria and Clapham Junction or West Croydon and Crystal Palace) is 10 to 15 minutes walk or a short bus ride.

Streatham Common station (for Victoria or Croydon) is slightly further but on the 118 bus route.

Centre opening hours

10.30am - 1.30pm WOMEN'S SPACE

10.30am - 2pm OPEN ACCESS



10.30am - 1.30pm WOMEN'S SPACE

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