Definition of drop-in centre in English:

drop-in centre


  • A place run by a welfare agency or charity where people may call casually for advice or assistance.

    • ‘An innovative scheme to replace a York community centre with new homes, shops and a drop-in centre is set for approval.’
    • ‘An after-hours drop-in centre for advice and referral, also expected to be operating by now, has been delayed by insurance issues.’
    • ‘The petition called for new ventures such as the establishment of drop-in centres which would need to be spread out across the city.’
    • ‘We run workshops in hostels, night shelters, day-centres and drop-in centres in the area we are going to work in.’
    • ‘The tenters use washrooms at nearby fast-food restaurants and shower across the street at a drop-in centre.’
    • ‘The offices are like a drop-in centre for participants.’
    • ‘To combat this rising trend, a number of drop-in centres to provide information and advice on contraception and sexual health for young people have been opened across Sheffield.’
    • ‘Those services include housing, drop-in centers and case management for coordinating the full range of medical care and other supports.’
    • ‘We need drop-in centres for asylum seekers and we need a better system set up whereby they receive the money and the treatment they deserve.’
    • ‘Unicef works with local relief agencies, funding drop-in centres and youth clubs around the country that function as safe-havens for children and adolescents.’
    • ‘Three new drop-in centres to give young people advice on sexual health will be opened this week in Sheffield.’
    • ‘The group already provides services including a drop-in centre for families, a telephone help-line, home visits and a respite care scheme.’
    • ‘The club says it hopes to include a building - possibly a drop-in centre - with the Department of Health's approval as part of the major overhaul.’
    • ‘Officers trawled pubs, drop-in centres and shops in their search, but the next significant development came from Hobson's mother, who told detectives she had taken her son to York Hospital in the early hours of Sunday.’
    • ‘It asks what kind of improvements they would like to see, such as a drop-in centre, coffee shop/café, or more public toilets.’
    • ‘Four smaller satellite police stations around the town will act as drop-in centres for members of the public.’
    • ‘This will complement the present usefulness of the building by providing a further meeting room, which may be used as a drop-in centre for any community group, day or night.’
    • ‘Their idea is to make the church an all-purpose centre, offering such activities as youth work, a coffee shop, a drop-in centre and counselling.’
    • ‘A residents group has appealed for its drop-in centre to be saved if a row of empty shops and flats are demolished.’
    • ‘The Sheffield College drop-in centres offer information and advice about a range of sexual health issues to young people.’