Our Croydon based, Social Inclusion Service is made up of the Befriending Service, the Mentoring Service and User-led Groups. It is key that individuals and volunteers are matched based on interests and needs. We support any person over the age of 18 who is at risk of, or experiencing social exclusion in Croydon. Referrals are welcome from community mental health teams and GP’s as well as self-referrals for our user-led groups. The drop-in services will provide a safe place to go, sometimes referred to as a safe haven, for people in various stages of recovery from mental ill health. The aim is to provide a base from which users can develop and increase their confidence and skills, without specific expectations or pressure. The desired outcomes are that these services will increase confidence and independence and decrease social isolation, maintaining the community spirit and environment that many users have stated as an important part of their life.