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Community Opportunities Service (COS) Croydon

How our service can help you

**Currently we are Working From Home, but are still supporting our clients, as before.

Summit House itself is closed, but we are still offering virtual meetings and have taken on additional work in support of our CMHT colleagues who are managing the COVID-19 infections and clinics.

The additional work so far has included, welfare checks, benefits issues, furlough advice, pharmacy issues, GP liaison and care restrictions and online reassurance and activities etc. Housing and Legal.**

Community Opportunities Service Croydon (COS) offers help and advice for people with mental health issues. We provide a service for people who would like to explore social or community activities, training, education, volunteering and / or employment opportunities.

We recognise that everyone's needs are different and the support we provide reflects this. Whether you want a Ôone off' piece of advice or continuing sessions to engage in several opportunities we will provide flexible support to suit the individual.

On receiving a referral an appointment will be arranged with a Vocational Specialist. Initial meetings will focus on understanding needs, interests and setting individual goals. Regular ongoing support will be offered to encourage engagement and positive outcomes. We work closely with people, healthcare professionals and relevant external partners to achieve successful outcomes.

We help people aged 18 to 65 who use SLaM community services.

Please talk to your care coordinator if you're interested in our service and they will make a referral.

We can offer different kinds of support which may include:

Help to find social activities and groups
Exercise and relaxation opportunities
Gain experience and confidence to apply for and undertake volunteering opportunities
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
Advice and guidance on the benefit system and the new Welfare reforms
Advocate support

  • Service Type: Adult Mental Health Services (Local) Service Borough Covers: Croydon Treatment type: Community Vocational Team (Secondary)
  • Contact the service

    Site Location: Services at other sites Known As: CCOS (Croydon Community Opportunities Service) Email: Fax Number: 020 3228 0547
  • Disabled Access: Summit House is situated in the Near Jeanette Wallace House, Croydon with easy disability access from the street.
  • Address: Jeanette Wallace House
    1 Edridge Road
    CR0 1FE
  • Business Hours/Visiting Hours: The team works Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with some flexibility should an intervention/support be required outside of these times.
  • Other essential information

  • Conditions: Addictions, Anxiety, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Conduct disorder, Dementia, Depression, Dissociative disorders, Eating disorders, Learning disabilities, Neuropsychiatry, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Perinatal disorders, Persistent physical symptoms, Personality disorders, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Psychosexual, Psychosis, Self-harm
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