For Homeless and Disadvantaged People

8 Tooting Bec Gardens, London SW16 1RB

Call: 0208 696 0943

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Women's Space

Our Women’s Space offers a ‘safe space’ where Spires' female staff and volunteers can offer a consistent and long-term approach to each woman who comes to the Spires centre for help. The space is open from 11am to 2pm on Mondays and Fridays.

Open to both street-based sex workers and other vulnerable and socially isolated women, we will complete a holistic assessment of need and a care plan for each client.

This individual care plan will outline each client's own goals for their health, safety and wellbeing. This could be any of the following: options for change; securing stable accommodation, reducing drug/alcohol intake; adopting safe sex practices; and exiting sex work.

Services on offer

Our Women’s Space offers each client access to:

  • a female key worker
  • hot showers, food and clothing
  • accommodation advice and referrals
  • tenancy support
  • drug and alcohol support work
  • welfare benefits advice
  • access to mental health outreach worker (START team)
  • access to a Safer Streets team outreach worker
  • advocacy work
  • on-site sexual and reproductive health sessions
  • referral to GUM clinics
  • on-site women-only IT and personal health and development classes
  • access to the Ugly Mug Scheme – where women can report any violent crime
  • access to Croydon Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

MonTuesWedsThursFri
11am - 2pm       11am - 2pm
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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