Croydon Contacts provides a platform to assist adults with disabilities and/or special needs to actively participate in their local community. Members are empowered to take part in a full range of supported leisure and recreational activities offered by Croydon Contacts. Members exercise choice and control in a safe environment enabling them to achieve their full potential as members of their wider community.
Who are Croydon Contacts?
In line with government policy many people with Special Needs are placed in small groups in private housing in “Supported Living” or live at home with increasingly elderly parents. This can often lead to isolation and loneliness.
Croydon Contacts is a Croydon-based, registered charity that provides a platform to assist adults (over-18s) with disabilities and/or special needs to actively participate in their local community.
What do our members get up to?
We run safe, subsidised staffed events for our members, run by a core group of volunteer trustees – elected by the members. We have events such as: weekly drama classes; Bowling, Cinema & Lunch clubs; Summer BBQs; day trips to local museums & parks; visiting local pantomimes & musicals and (this year) a one-off day trip to France.
Can you help?
Unfortunately as part of the recent Government Spending Review, Croydon Council has cut ALL of our funding.
All of our money goes direct to the members and all our events are run by our trustees who generously give their time for free, however we remain reliant on donations to keep us going.
If you can help us with a donation, or can offer your time as a volunteer, please contact us at:
07999 866 680 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Holmes – Chairman
Jonathan Momberg – Treasurer
Andy Holmes – Secretary
Tich Burgoyne – Trustee
Christine Head – Trustee
Emmanuel Grassi – Trustee
Gillian Hibbs – Drama Club Facilitator