London Borough of Croydon

There are lots of opportunities to take part in community activities.

Croydon Adult Social Services Panel (CASSUP) is a group of social care service users, carers, and other Croydon residents who work to improve services along with Social care staff. Contact the resident involvement team on 020 8726 6000 Ext: 62321

Croydon Disability Forum acts as a support and advocacy body for the disabled community. Members can take part in working groups on a range of topics, including: transport, housing and employment & training. Telephone: 020 8686 0049 Email: croydondisabilityforum@virginmail.com

Croydon People First gives opportunities to get involved in local forums and networks as well as having a say in local policies and services. Contact Croydon People First, CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, CR0 2TB. Tel: 07713 358275 Email: info@croydonpeoplefirst.org.uk

Croydon Voluntary Action information on volunteering opportunities in the local area. Visit the centre based in Centrale Shopping Centre - on the Ground Floor (opposite Cafe Giardino), open 9:30am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Or contact Volunteer Centre Croydon, The Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB. Telephone: 020 8253 7070

Young people aged under 25 can get involved in Croydon Xpress Tel: 0208 253 7088 Email: croydon.xpress@cvalive.org.uk or nicole.beckford@cvalive.org.uk

Croydon Young People's Service provides information on things to do and getting involved in the community. For further information on area forums and other activities Tel: 020 8760 5598

Croydon Youth Council is run by young people to represent the views of Croydon's young people. For further information Tel: 020 8760 5583 Email: youthcouncil@croydon.gov.uk

Help to plan services for young people in Croydon with the Youth Forum. Anyone who uses the Turnaround Centre can join. For further information telephone 020 8604 7118. Croydon elects two members to the UK Youth Parliament. For more information Email: ukyp.croydon@croydon.gov.uk

Go online at Disabilinet to find groups, blogs, chats and events.
 

If you are a council tenant or leaseholder there are many ways for you to get involved in helping to improve housing services. theses include a Housing Disability Panel where people with disabilities can discuss housing issues. To see all the different opportunities for you to get involved go to our resident involvement pages.

Croydon Mobility Forum meets with senior council staff, taxi organisations, Transport for London and bus and rail companies to discuss how best to improve services in Croydon. Tel: Croydon Access Officer on 020 8760 5776

National Citizen Service - for 16 and 17 year olds who are interested in taking part in a team project, away from home for a few days, in their local community.

http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/

Step up to Serve encourages young people between 10 - 20 to take part in social action, helping others in their community. Includes a list of organisations that will provide volunteering opportunities.

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