Parent/Carer Support Group

CDI are launching a weekly group for Parents/Carers. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings for 5 weeks starting on the 12th February 2019 from 6- 8pm.

The intention behind this is to provide a safe space for parents and carers to meet to together and share experiences, support and perhaps learn from each other. The reason we think this could be a positive initiative is because as a project supporting young people in the community we also get many enquiries from Parents and carers throughout each year.

We realise that being a parent or carer of a teenager may bring several challenges as well as the delights and the opportunity to share experiences and concerns with fellow parents could be a welcome one.

The group will be hosted by Diana Chandler who will provide confidential and impartial support to the group process. Diana has excellent credentials as a therapist, supervisor and trainer and will facilitate group discussions as well as bringing in guest speakers from time to time to offer some expertise and knowledge on specific topics.

If you are interested in being involved in this new group please email Rhona Kenny at


Keep on running Trojan


Trojan is running the Valencia half marathon in October 2018 to raise funds for Croydon Drop In. If you would like to support Trojan please go to his giving page

“I currently work for CDI and have personally seen the positive contribution this charity has made to the Croydon community; whose mission is to encourage young people and families to develop their full potential.

CDI provides a credible resource for the local community and with your support can help more young people overcome difficult situations and develop solutions that are best for them.

Local charities need our support in order for them to carry out the much needed work in our community.

Please support me in helping CDI continue important work by digging deep and giving whatever you can.” Trojan Gordon

Congratulations Kim!

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At the Civic Awards ceremony on Wednesday evening at the Hilton Hotel here’s Kim receiving the Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her 19 years as Director of Croydon Drop In from Councillor Bernadette Khan, Mayor of Croydon and Councillor Tony Newman, Leader of Croydon Council.

Very well done Kim – we’re really proud of you and thoroughly deserved recognition for your leadership of the agency and continued dedication to making a difference.

This is 40

This year CDI are celebrating their 40th Birthday! Can you believe we have been supporting young people and families in Croydon for over 40 years??? Neither can we!
As this is a very special anniversary we will be having a special celebration AGM on Monday 12th November, more details are to come but keep checking back for more details.
Thank you to all of our supporters who champion CDI we would not be here without you.

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