Who We Are

We are a board of trustees, staff members and volunteers who feel incredibly passionate about this cause. Many of our staff and volunteers were once clients who used our services to overcome their issues and rebuild their lives. We believe it this lived experience that gives them an essential perspective when working with clients, as they can fully relate and understand what the client is going through. We believe in 'person-centred' support, which is non-judgemental, confidential, respectful and inclusive.

Our Funders and Partners

At CDARS, we believe in the value of synergy and partnership, and thus we work with several partners and stakeholders.

We work with (and are often commissioned by) statutory authorities such as:

  • South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  • South-West London and St Georges’ Mental Health NHS Trust.

We are currently receiving funding, or donations, from the following:

  • Big Lottery Community Fund
  • City Bridge
  • Henry Smith Charity
  • Wimbledon Foundation
  • Groundwork London
  • Souter Charitable Trust
  • Lloyds TSB Foundation
  • The Armed Forces Veterans Fund Trust
  • The Poppy Factory
  • Greater London Authority Sports Unities
  • Power Partners
  • Mo Mark Foundation
  • Edward Gostling Foundation
  • Wimbledon District Nursing and Midwifery Benevolent Society

CDARS is very grateful for the support of our commissioners and funders.

We also work with local statutory and voluntary organisations, including the police, probation, social services, job centre plus, the citizen advice bureaux, local BAME organisations, local schools, housing associations and mental health services etc.