It was a pleasure to attend the recent Croydon Drop in (CDI) AGM and hear of all the fantastic work which has been done throughout the most challenging of year’s – 2020/2021.
CDI is a charitable organisation which supports young people aged 11 to 25 years old who live, work or study in the borough of Croydon.
CDI was established in 1978 and has been supporting young people and families throughout that time by offering free and confidential, counselling information, advice and advocacy services on site at their offices: 132 Church Street, Croydon CR0 1RF.
The organisation is also able to provide a borough wide service through their Outreach Team and Talkbus, their mobile unit.
The Outreach Team works with people in their own settings including schools, colleges and local estates. This Team is able to deliver health education, information and advice sessions supporting young people and parents in obtaining up to date information that is essential to their everyday decision making processes.
Talkbus is CDI’s mobile information centre which travels around the borough visiting high streets, neighbourhoods, schools, colleges, community groups, youth centres and community events, offering young people the chance to get information or to discuss topics of interest.
The CDI AGM featured a wonderful, thought-provoking exhibition of 19 drawings which reflected on the impact of Covid-19 as felt by 19 individuals.
Further information about Croydon Drop-In can be seen at: http://croydondropin.org.uk/