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COVID-19 Community Report & Survey Report 

The best chance we have for getting through this deadly virus which discriminates and selects its victims unequally is by understanding how we can protect ourselves better and shape our services to support and protect the most vulnerable in our society. 


ARCC in partnership with BLBG have produced a powerful report making recommendations of what works and what doesn't and what the community feels the governments priority should be.  Click below to read the full reports: -        

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We are updating our website on a regular basis with latest information on coronavirus matters including community health information videos in different languages including in Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujurati, Farsi, Creole, Spanish, Chinese, Luganda, Tamil and English. If you speak a language that hasn't been listed and would like to support us with this please call us on 020 8684 3784.  

During Covid-19 the Food Club has become a fully fledged Food Bank delivering free food parcels to people over 70 or with underlying health conditions or individuals who are self isolating. The food packs generally contain a wide variety of foods including fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen food and dairy. They also contain South Asian ingredients such as grains, pulses, spices and halal options to cater for the majority of our members.   

We have started delivering essential items such as medication to our members who cannot leave their homes due to underlying health problems or mobility issues. We have also started a telephone befriending service by calling individuals on a weekly basis for a friendly chat and to combat loneliness. 

It takes an incredible amount of effort and coordination to deliver services to vulnerable and elderly people.  Watch our journey below on how we have helped an elderly gentlemen from Addiscombe with underlying health conditions, to get essential food items during the COVID-19 lockdown.  You can also follow our work on our social media feeds. 

All the ARCC staff are working remotely from home and can be contacted via telephone on 020 8684 3784 or via email to if you have any queries.    

We will be posting guidance on COVID19 as and when we receive information from the government. If you are worried about your health or others during this crisis please see guidance on the NHS Croydon website by clicking HERE

For additional advice you can visit the government website by clicking HERE.

About Us


Asian Resource Centre of Croydon was established in 1999 as a charitable organisation with a view of bringing together Asian Communities & Businesses.


Our mission is to support, develop and promote voluntary/community activity that enhances the quality of life in Croydon.


Our vision is of an inclusive vibrant and sustainable voluntary and community sector that enhances local quality of life.

Our key outcomes are:-

  • More effective, responsive services for local people

  • Empowered and active communities

  • Increased social inclusion and community cohesion

  • An increase in social capital

  • A strengthening of civil society

  • Increased health and wellbeing of Asian communities


For more information on our projects and activities please explore our website further, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions on how we can better serve the needs of the Asian communities in the Borough of Croydon please feel free to contact us on 020 8684 3784 or if you prefer you can send an email to 

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