South London Refugee Association (previously Merton and Wandsworth Asylum Welcome)

Contact details

South London Refugee Association (previously Merton and Wandsworth Asylum Welcome)
The Vestry Hall
London Road

Public phone: 0203 490 3443


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: Drop-ins for refugees and asylum seekers providing advice, advocacy, information, positive activities and emotional support. Advice & information on housing, welfare benefits, immigration and consumer/debt issues. Help with accessing health care services. ESOL classes. Drop-ins at St Mary's Church, Balham High Road, Balham, SW12 9BS on Mondays (10 AM to 2 PM) and The Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham CR4 3UD on Tuesdays 10 AM - 1 PM. Youth support service and outreach. Youth club at St Teresa's Hall, 250 Bishopsford Road, Morden SM4 6BZ on Wednesdays 3.15 PM - 5.30 PM.

Target group: Refugees, asylum seekers and newly arrived migrants.

Area served: London Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.

How to contact: Phone or email (staff email contacts on website).


Monday: 10 AM - 2 PM (Balham drop in)

Tuesday: 10 AM - 1 PM (Mitcham drop in)

Wednesday: 3.15 PM - 5.30 PM (Youth Club)




Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm


Wheelchair access: Yes - full

Accessible toilets: Yes

Access notes: Parking for disabled drivers. Loop system.

Other information

Languages other than English: Amharic, Arabic, French, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Urdu, Tigrinya

Charity number: 1102814

Year established: 1996

Staffing: Manager, 2 caseworkers, 1 part time Finance & Admin Officer + volunteers.

Public transport: Mitcham Eastfields Rail Station. Buses 118, 127, 201, 264, 270, 280, 355, S1.

Record last checked: 01 December 2016

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