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Advocacy @ Cambridge House – Camberwell Road

The Independent Mental Health Advocates-IMHA’s- support people in Southwark who have had their freedom restricted on grounds of their mental health. People who are detained or sectioned in hospital under the mental health act, or have had their liberty restricted by Community Treatment Orders or other similarly restrictive orders have a legal right to understand…

Africa Advocacy Foundation

Africa Advocacy Foundation works with communities both in the UK and overseas who are affected by a range of issues including sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and girls, female genital mutilation (FGM) and mental health issues. We provide information, advocacy, advice, practical support and training through our a range of projects and partnership activities. Please visit their programme…

Blue Light Infoline

The Blue Light Infoline offers confidential, independent and practical support, advice and signposting around mental health and wellbeing. The Infoline is just for emergency service staff, volunteers and their families, to help keep you or those you care about well for work. The Blue Light Infoline works in the same way as our existing Infoline…

Burke Niazi Solicitors

One of the largest Mental Health firms in North London. They have grown over the years as a result of the increased need for advocates in England. They cover, all of London.

Community Support Network South London (CSN)

Provides independent mental health advocacy services covering inpatient, forensic and community mental health services. CSN updates their website regularly, please check for most recent information

Community Support Network South London (CSN) – Community Advocacy Service

Provides Independent Mental Health Advocacy under the provisions of the Mental Health Act, including assisting people who are placed on a Community Treatment Orders (CTOs), and people accessing or wanting to access community mental health services.  CSN also assists people with mental health problems to get an assessment under the Care Act 2014. CSN also…

Community Support Network South London (CSN) – Forensic Service

Forensic and community advocacy services for Lambeth residents using forensic mental health services, including those accessing independent advocacy under the provisions of the Mental Health Act. Covers the following forensic services: River House Medium Secure Unit (Spring, Norbury, Effra, Thames & Brook Wards), Chaffinch Ward at Orchard House and Ward in the Community; all at Bethlem…

Community Support Network South London (CSN) – Inpatient Service

Provides an independent inpatient advocacy service on the following wards: Luther King, Lambeth Triage, Nelson, Bridge House Male and Female wards, LEO (Lambeth Early Onset Unit), the Tony Hillis Unit, McKenzie Recovery Service & Eden Ward (PICU: Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit); at Lambeth Hospital. Also provides advocacy support to former inpatients in the period immediately following discharge…

Family Rights Group

Offers advice and support to families involved with social services in child protection procedures or court proceedings, or are having problems getting family support services, adequate contact with their child or have other difficulties with regards to their child.  

Freedom from Torture

Freedom from Torture, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, has been working for more than 30 years to provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK, as well as striving to protect and promote their rights. Since its inception, over 50,000 individuals have been referred…

General Medical Council

We are an independent organisation that helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice across the UK. We decide which doctors are qualified to work here and we oversee UK medical education and training. We set the standards that doctors need to follow, and make sure that they continue to meet these standards…

IKWRO Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation

IKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence and to promote their rights. It provides direct services for women and girls, including advocacy, training and counselling. IKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern…

Lambeth Law Centre

Lambeth Law centre offers legal advice, appointments and representation on housing, welfare rights, debt, immigration, employment and discrimination in the workplace. They can provide appeal representation and work on legally complex cases. Lambeth Law Centre works with a network of advice agencies in Lambeth who provide free, independent, confidential, impartial advice in housing, debt, welfare rights. employment…

Latin American Women Rights LAWRS

The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights, feminist organisation which supports the immediate and long term needs of Latin American women migrants in the UK. Their aim is for Latin American women in the UK to be free from violence, abuse and exploitation, to be economically secure in the UK, to…

Merton & Lambeth Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Merton & Lambeth (CAML) is an independent charity that provides information and advice to help people who live, work or study in Merton or Lambeth to resolve problems. CAML is part of a national network of over 300 local charities that deliver advice across the country, overseen by a national framework provided by…

NHS Complaints Advocacy

NHS Complaints Advocacy is a national service which can help you if you, or someone you know, has not had the care or treatment you expect to receive from your NHS services and you want to complain.  Advocacy is there to help you understand and go through the complaints process. Advocates will support you until…

NYAS

The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a rights based charity which operates across England and Wales for children, young people and adults. NYAS provides advocacy and legal representation to children and vulnerable adults when important decisions are being made about them. The children and young people NYAS work with might be in care, have…

People First

Self-advocacy and support project run by and for people with learning disabilities. Aims to enable people to speak up for themselves, stand up for their rights, make choices. Support groups, including groups for women and for men. Current groups include: Womens’ Coffee Mornings, Young People First for the under 25s, Monday Morning Story Telling Group…

POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation. They provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.  POhWER delivers information, advice, support and advocacy services throughout England. They aim to support people who face difficult issues and want to make their voice heard. They regularly work with: People who feel they…

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

National Freephone Helpline 0808 802 9999 12:00 – 14:30 daily 19:00 – 21:30 daily 15.00 – 17.30 Monday to Friday National confidential helpline open all year, offering information and support for women, girls and who have been raped or sexually abused.  Can give information on court and police procedures, child protection, and organisations offering counselling…

South London Family Centre

Provides a wide range of services to all members of the community, with the focus on the family and its members. Services include: Family mediation Home and school mediation Counselling Supported or Supervised child contact They serve people from multiethnic and culturally diverse background and provide a range of mediation and counselling services for men,…

Southwark Mediation Centre (SMC)

Mediation is confidential and voluntary, a process where the people involved can work towards realistic and practical solutions, as easy or as short as people want to make it and a positive way of sorting things out. The services at SMC are aimed at Family mediation.  The Centre encourage the use of mediation amongst families…

The Alliance

A user-led organisation providing a website, advocacy, training and helpline services to help people who are using drug treatment services, have used them in the past, or are likely to use them in the future.  Hosts a discussion forum for drug users and carers. Their work focusses on the following areas:  Capacity Building, Advocacy, Representation, Building Connections,…

Upper Norwood Library Hub

The Library Hub in Crystal Palace is a contemporary community learning and cultural hub.  It provides access to activities, events, learning materials and programmes, literature, information and education to residents in Crystal palace and surrounding areas. The range of activities includes: Acting / Drama Energy bill switching and energy advice Children’s activities and events Courses…

Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales.  It was set up over 40 years ago and has grown to become the oldest and largest victims’ organisation in the world.  It offers advice and practical and emotional support for victims of crime;  also specialist help for people experiencing…

VoiceAbility

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. VoiceAbility has led work to ensure that people are supported to have control over their lives. We have pioneered new ways of enabling people to be heard and have rights, ranging from the creation of local Parliaments run by people with…

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