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Ace of Clubs


Drop-in day centre aiming to guide homeless or vulnerable people towards a more secure way of life. Practical support includes subsidised meals, access to healthcare, clothing, laundry and showers. Housing and benefits advice available from Monday to Friday by appointment – visit the facility at normal opening hours for booking. There is also a bike club, which offers affordable bicycles and maintenance.

About Them

There is no need to be referred by someone else to the centre and no need for appointment. So the centre often finds it’s the first point of contact for an extremely vulnerable person, who has no other support. There are also opportunities for service-users to become involved in running the services, so many of the volunteers have been service-users themselves.  Offer an open access policy, basically, anyone can access the service.

The centre provides a much-needed base for many of the local homeless and recently homeless members of the local community, as well as many elderly people living alone locally. Food and shelter are available 5 days a week; our welfare worker is able to give advice on housing and benefits, assist with court appeals, making calls and writing letters, for example on behalf of those recently out of prison or newly arrived in this country who find themselves without accommodation.

Many of the members of Ace of Clubs come along initially for a meal and some company and then discover the advice and support that is available which may help them make significant changes to their own lives.

On average 40 meals are served a day. Centre opening times are 12-3pm Monday to Friday. Hot lunch is served from 12 to 1.30pm for £1 and soup and sandwiches are available from 2.15-2.45pm for 50p. Tea and coffee are served throughout opening hours.

The work of the centre is extremely important to so many people, but as the centre does not receive any local government funding they very much rely on our local community for financial support.

A donation of £10 will buy ten ace dinners;

A donation of £20 will buy 40 pairs of socks;

A donation of £50 will buy heating for a week;

A donation of £100 will buy food for a week.

Contact Details

020 7720 2811 / 020 7720 0178



Ace of Clubs, St Alphonsus Road, Clapham, London SW4 7AS

Other Info

Opening times:
Open: Mon to Fri:12:00 - 4:00pm Meals: Lunch, 12:00pm-1:30pm for £1 Soup and sandwiches, 2:15-2:45 for 50p

Free membership and access, subsidised food and laundry facilities.

Disabled Access:
Wheelchair access. Narrow entrances to toilets.

Tube: Clapham Common Buses: 35, 37, 88, 137, 437, 345, 355, 155

Other information:
Some languages other than English spoken - check for details. Access to interpreters by arrangement.

Last updated:
10th April 2019