Croydon’s The Turnaround Centre

Unique to the Turnaround Centre is its Drop in Zone – a place where young people can simply turn up for advice and support in a safe and secure environment. With experienced professionals on hand to deal with immediate concerns, they will also be able to identify where young people or their families require additional help or intervention and signpost them to those services. The Drop in Zone is for 14-21 year olds living in Croydon.


They can offer an integrated assessment service with referral into social services and hostel placement services if appropriate:

  • Helping young people and their families who are in housing crisis
  • Helping young people who feel that they can no longer stay living at home
  • Helping families’ work through any conflicts or difficulties they are facing


The Croydon Turnaround Centre is operated by Croydon Council in partnership with a range of expert agencies to provide support services for the benefit of the young people of Croydon. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm and on Wednesday between 1pm and 5pm.   For more information on the Centre and the services it offers, please contact them on the details given below.


Address: Turnaround Centre, 51/55 South End, Croydon, CR0 1BF

Telephone: 0208 760 5530

Fax: 0208 688 2447

Getting there:  Either a short walk from Croydon town centre, or served by bus routes:  60, 119, 166, 312, 405, 407, 412, 466, 468.


To find out more on Homelessness and Housing Advice check out these websites:



CAYSH is a South London charity delivering accommodation, advice and support services for young people facing homelessness.



Housing advice for young people and young parents, and advice on homelessness, eviction, and housing issues when leaving care.

NHS South London
Met Police
NHS Croydon Health Services
NHS Croydon Clinical
Safer London