About Us

Deptford Reach is a drop-in centre for adults over 17 years of age. We help people rebuild lives that have been affected by homelessness, mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse and social exclusion.

Deptford in South East London is one of the most deprived districts anywhere in the UK with very high levels of social exclusion. From our centre in London SE8, we offer a wide range of support, advice, education, training and practical help, including with housing, benefits, job-seeking, health and well-being.

We support more than 80 people each weekday through a programme of courses, workshops, activities and advice sessions. Last year over 675 new service users came through our doors.

Origins

Deptford Reach, formerly called the Deptford Churches Centre, came into being in 1979.

Our founders were largely committed Christians from different denominations who united to reach out and help the homeless and marginalised of Deptford and South London. This has continued to be our aim for the past 35 years.

We take a non-judgmental stance, offering warmth and opportunity to all. The focus of all our work is enabling clients to progress and move on in ways that are right for them.