Who are we?

The Meeting Room is a registered charity operating in the Mole Valley and Epsom areas. The charity was founded in 2014 by Graham Peddie MBE, who was a leading advocate for assisting the most vulnerable people in our community. Our clients are of all backgrounds and ages and our focus is to provide meaningful support to those with a wide variety of issues including homelessness, poverty, physical or mental health difficulties, breakdown of relationships, social exclusion and loneliness and issues with alcohol or drugs.
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The Meeting Room is often the first port of call for the homeless, those struggling with poverty or with addictions and those for whom social exclusion and loneliness is an everyday reality.

I walked in and Graham asked me if I was thirsty or hungry. After sitting me down with a drink, hot lunch and chatting to me Graham made some phone calls and within 1 hour of me arriving had secured a place for me at the hostel in Leatherhead.

 Breaking News 

THE MEETING ROOM IS HIRING! - We are looking to a hire an Operations Manager who will be responsible for running all of our drop-in sessions, trips & activities, managing staff, etc.  If you are interested, please CONTACT US.

 

ACTIVITIES - Wednesday Table Tennis & Saturday Walks

Table Tennis - we meet fortnightly at the Leatherhead Leisure Centre from 2pm to 4 pm.

Forthcoming dates are on the following Wednesdays - 22nd June, 6th July, 20th July, 3rd August & 17th August.

Saturday Walks - please join us every 3rd Saturday.  Meet at the Sunshine Cafe in Leatherhead High Street at 10:30 am.  Please wear suitable footwear, coat, gloves & hat, etc.  Bring your own water bottle and snacks.  The duration of the walks tends to be 2-3 hours depending on the weather, stopping for breaks, etc.

 

FOCUS ON FUNDRAISING - ever thought about donating or raising money on behalf of The Meeting Room?  Please check our 'JustGiving' page (link below) to see how Andy Diamond and Will Dennis are raising money through losing weight and giving up alcohol in January and February.  Thank you to all of our marvellous and incredibly generous fundraisers!

VOLUNTEERING - we are always looking for volunteers to help with all of the services that we provide.  Go on - give it a go!  Please go to the 'People & Volunteers' page for more details.

 

We run lunchtime time drop-in centres in Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom (see Drop-ins for current list). Our aim is to provide a safe and welcoming environment, a hot meal and the opportunity to talk to our trained staff about whatever issues our clients are facing.

Many of our clients do not have a support network of friends and family to help them overcome the challenges in their daily lives. Our highly skilled and experienced staff can provide advice and guidance in areas such as benefits, finance, work, accommodation, personal or health issues and we can signpost them to other agencies if needed. We also assist clients with attending medical related appointments. In addition, with mental health & well-being in mind, we have a comprehensive program of activities including day trips and residential outings to build confidence and self-esteem.

What do we do?

“The Meeting Room helped me get out of a dark place. I’ve met friends who understand what it is like. I am diabetic so the lunches have helped me keep healthy. The opportunity of counselling has given me the space and opportunity to talk to a professional and move forward.”

Become
a volunteer!

We are always looking for volunteers to assist us with all our activities.  If you are interested in helping with cooking, assisting our staff at the lunchtime drop-ins or any other capacity, please contact us.
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