For Homeless and Disadvantaged People

8 Tooting Bec Gardens, London SW16 1RB

Call: 0208 696 0943

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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.

Our Mission 

Spires will support anyone who is in a state of need.  Our clients have complex needs ranging from homelessness, insecure accommodation, unemployment, problems, with mental and physical health, addiction and substance abuse, domestic abuse and imprisoned in sex work with entrenched addictions and chaotic lifestyles.

Spires day centre services

Spires will provide a wide range of centre based services to those who are sleeping rough, the disadvantaged who are in need of warmth and food and specialist services for women.

The day centre is open to all people who are disadvantaged by life's circumstances, vulnerable and in need of help and support. Socially isolated men and women will find friendship and a welcoming and inclusive environment.

We are committed to promoting the dignity of individuals by working to restore their self-esteem and relieve their loneliness. We strive to discover the unique qualities of everyone accessing our services in order to meet their individual needs.

We value the diversity brought to Spires by our clients, staff and volunteers, understanding how this contributes significantly to the effectiveness of the services we offer.

Spires Streetlink and outreach

Through Spires Streetlink we offer centre based services to women as well as an outreach service supporting sex workers and vulnerable women caught up in lives of severe poverty or domestic violence. We will build trust and ensure that each woman is treated as an individual and can be supported and empowered to make informed choices and take control of their lives.

We recognise that for many clients a lack of education can be a contributing factor to their chaos. We will provide easily accessible courses which offer the opportunity to learn in a positive and supportive environment and to acquire skills that will enable them to progress further with either more training or employment opportunities.

Our Vision

  • We welcome and accept clients as they are and freely offer care, warmth and friendship.
  • It is not our role to judge how people arrived at our doors only to accept they need our help, warmth and support irrespective of their origin, background, religion or faith.
  • We do not give up on anyone. We are ambitious for all.
  • We strive to discover the unique qualities of everyone accessing our services in order to meet their individual needs.
  • We are committed to promoting the dignity of individuals by working to restore their self-esteem and relieve their loneliness.
  • We aim to provide a framework of support which is stable, reliable and fair, and trust our clients to respect and contribute to this.
  • We will provide a professional service. We expect everyone to meet high professional standards whether it is our staff, our volunteers or the agencies with which we work.
  • We value the diversity brought to Spires by our clients, staff and volunteers. We understand how this contributes significantly to the Spires community and the effectiveness of the services we offer.
  • We recognise Spires offers its volunteers an opportunity to fulfil their wish to be of service to those who are disadvantaged by life's circumstances. We acknowledge their commitment and support them in this journey.

 

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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