Commonside Community Development Trust
New Horizon Centre, South Lodge Avenue
Public phone: 020 8764 9582 x 208
Website URL: http://www.commonside.net
Service offered: Advice and support for local families and individuals experiencing difficulties such as debt, housing problems, threat of eviction or homelessness, domestic violence, disability and ill-health including mental ill-health in the family, addictions including alcohol, welfare benefits problems, delays, under- and over-payment or confusion, drawing up a budget, children’s school attendance and/or behaviour, unemployment or low level of skills or education. Also runs Wimbledon Food Bank on Wednesday and Friday mornings. A development trust seeking to improve the lives of people living in the East of Merton.
Target group: Local families with children. Older people living on their own or with a partner, spouse or family.
Area served: London Borough of Merton, especially the wards of Pollards Hill, Longthornton and Figge’s Marsh.
How to contact: Telephone, email or website. Drop In (Suspended during coronavirus pandemic, please check website for up to date information).
Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Weekends: Building has skeleton staff for emergencies and/or leaving messages.
Wheelchair access: Yes - full
Accessible toilets: Yes
Access notes: Free parking, ramp to main entrance, level entry at secondary entrance.
Languages other than English: French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic (not all the time)
Charity number: 1089578
Year established: 2001
Staffing: Total of 19 staff of whom 3 are full-time. Around 35 volunteers at any one time. Step Forward Team offers advice and comprises one full-time and two part-time members of staff.
Public transport: Buses 255, 152, 60 or 463 stop at the ‘Pollards Hill Library’ stop outside our New Horizon Centre building.
Record last checked: 21 January 2021