Useful Contacts

Useful Contacts

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) provides carers and their families with free confidential advice, information and support. PALS will discuss the options available to you if you have concerns about the services commissioned by Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). They will support you to resolve those concerns and respect your right to confidentiality at all times.

Tel: 0800 456 1517



Mind in Croydon

Mind in Croydon is working to promote good mental health. It seeks to empower people to lead a full life as part of their local community.

Tel: 020 8668 2210


Address: 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2NE

Croydon's Better Leisure and Sport Centres

To find out more information about your local leisure centres including opening times, facilities and classes, visit:

Turning Point - Croydon's Drug and Alcohol Recovery Network

Turning Point is a single drug and alcohol service offering support to individuals across the borough.

Tel number: 0300 123 9288

Address: Lantern Hall, 190 Church Road, CR0 1SE

NHS Health Checks

Did you know that you could be eligible for a FREE NHS health check if you live in Croydon?

Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease or high blood pressure may have a free NHS health check once every 5 years.

Croydon Voluntary Action

Croydon Voluntary Action are here to support local people get involved in community activity in the borough of Croydon.

Tel: 020 8253 7060


Diabetes UK - Croydon Group

Diabetes UK offer friendly and informative talks, where people living with diabetes, their families and carers benefit from advice offered by both experts and personal experiences.

As well as this, they provide awareness talks for the Croydon Community, organise fundraising events for local issues and diabetes research and provide a relaxed social forum for everyone to share their experiences and make new friends.

Group meetings are held at East Croydon United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon, CR0 5LP


Alzheimer's Society Croydon

The Alzheimer's Society in Croydon provides information, advice and support to people with dementia and their carers. This includes client and carers support groups, courses for carers, social events and outings, Forget-me-not cafe, carers assessments, home visits and help with filling in forms. They also run a young carers support group.

Tel: 0330 150 3456

Address: Heavers Farm Resource Centre, 122 Selhurst Road, South Norwood, Croydon, SE25 6LL

Off the Record

Support for children and young people.

Tel: 020 8251 0251


Croydon Carers Centre

Advice, information and counselling to carers, including benefits and the welfare system.

Tel: 0208 649 9339


Address: 12 Katherine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX

Victim Support

Support for victims in Croydon.


Tel: 08 08 16 89 111

Croydon Healthwatch

Healthwatch Croydon works to get the best out of local health and social care services responding to your voice. From improving services today to helping shape better ones for tomorrow, they listen to your views and experiences and then influence decision-making.

Tel: 0300 012 0235


Address: 24 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PB

Age UK Croydon

Age UK Croydon offers a wide range of products and services designed with the needs of the over-50's in mind.

Tel: 020 8683 7100


Address: 81 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JH


If you're feeling low, depressed or maybe experiencing a crisis, the Samaritans can help you. They provide a confidential 24 hour helpline so that you are able to speak to someone anonymously about your current mood. You can contact them on 116123 or email

Weight Watchers

Feel supported to help manage your weight and reach those weight goals!

Tel: 0345 345 1500



IAPT/Talking Therapies

Free and confidential NHS service, offering a range of psychological therapies to adults aged 18 years and over.

Tel: 020 3228 4040


Care To Listen

Care To Listen provide low cost counselling for Croydon residents and workers.

Office Tel: 020 8616 2160