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Community Opportunities, Reablement and Engagement Service (CORE Croydon)

How our service can help you

This service is for clients who live in:

Croydon Borough aged 18 to 65 who use SLaM community services. It is a voluntary option and clients must be able and willing to take part in activities. All clients will be screened for suitability to engage in activities.


CORE staff are Working From Home and offer virtual meetings and calls. Currently, staff have also taken on additional work in support of CMHT Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) colleagues, who are managing the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, we are still open to help and support eligible clients.

CORE co-work with CMHT and IAPT staff by offering their clients help and support on their journey towards Resilience and Recovery.

CORE accept referral from clients who meet our criteria through the Community Mental Health Team or Relevant Advisor within Croydon.

CORE has two pathways Ð

The Reablement pathway is offered, as an alternative to care co-ordination. Staff will work with clients for a period of 6-12 weeks, with a view to helping them to develop resilience and/or reducing their dependence on mental health services. This Pathway does not include prescription of medication, so clients will need a GP to manage medical interventions. Reablement pathway will look at Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and at times refer to appropriate services.

The Vocational Pathway provide a service for clients who are able and willing to take part in activities this is not a mandatory option. As part of Vocational Pathway CORE staff will offer person centred support after referral and assessment, as either a Ôone off' piece of advice or continuing sessions up to one year. This Pathway is delivered on a co-working basis with CMHT staff. Vocational work is for clients who would like to explore social or community activities, such as training, education, volunteering and / or employment, as part of their recovery. To seek referral clients must talk with their CMHT.


On referral to either Pathway, clients will be checked for eligibility, screened and then invited to an appointment for an assessment. The Assessment will focus on understanding the needs, interests of clients and then to co-produce goals/plans. This stage will then be followed up by ongoing support encouraging engagement, achieving positive outcomes and/or to build independence and support networks in the Community.


Depending on your Pathway CORE staff offer variety of support options which could include:

Help to find social activities and groups
Exercise and relaxation opportunities and physical well being
Gain experience and confidence to apply for and undertake volunteering
Return to or prepare for education and training
Support to find employment
Help to retain current employment
Careers advice and signposting
Basic I.T. support
Arrange Befriending
Advice and guidance on the benefit system and Welfare reforms
Advocacy support for Vocational Needs
Referral to more appropriate services

**Removal of Barriers to Engagement is only as part of the Pathways.

  • Treatment type: CORE Service - Croydon Opportunities, Reablement, Engagement Service
  • Contact the service

    Site Location: Community Based Email: (Vocational Referrals and General Enquiries) OR (Reablement Referrals) Fax Number: 07814 250 441 / 07813 263 773
  • Disabled Access: Not Applicable Currently as all staff working virtually from home.
  • Address: C/O Tina Arul,
    The CORE service ,
    Jeanette Wallace House,
    1 Edridge Rd,
    CR0 1FE
  • Other essential information

  • Conditions: Community Opportunities, Reablement and Engagement Service (CORE Croydon)
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