For Homeless and Disadvantaged People

8 Tooting Bec Gardens, London SW16 1RB

Call: 0208 696 0943

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About us

Spires - Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision 

To be the best support we can in helping people move from lives of distress, isolation and insecurity to a future of greater stability and hope.

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Our team

Spires is run by a small but dynamic and committed team of staff. They work at our day centre in Streatham and do outreach work across South London.

Lucy Barrett, Chief Executive – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Office Manager – POSITION CURRENTLY VACANT

Leanne McNulty, Fundraising Manager – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Our history

During the late 80s, homelessness became an increasingly visible problem in Streatham and the surrounding area. While media attention focused on the problems in central London, there was no service available locally for homeless people.

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Our patrons

Our patrons help give Spires a voice and raise awareness of our work with homeless and vulnerable people in South London.

Our current patrons are:

  • The Most Revd. Peter Smith, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark
  • The Rt Revd. Christopher Chessun, Anglican Bishop of Southwark
  • Jools Holland OBE DL
  • Chuka Umunna MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Streatham and Shadow Secreatry for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • The Rt. Hon. The Lord Puttnam of Queensgate CBE
How to find us
Getting here

Bus

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.

Train

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.

News
Centre opening hours

MONDAY
9 - 10.30am ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE
10.30am - 1.30pm WOMEN'S SPACE

TUESDAY
9 - 10.30am ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE
10.30am - 2pm OPEN ACCESS

WEDNESDAY
10am - 12pm ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE

THURSDAY
9 - 1pm ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE

FRIDAY
9 - 10.30am ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE
10.30am - 1.30pm WOMEN'S SPACE

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