Employment

These organisations that help people with employment issues, offering training, support and advice, for instance, as well as work opportunities. Work might range from the mainstream job market, to voluntary work, to supported employment and training, and rehabilitation schemes with mental health specific projects.

Acas

They provide information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems. ACAS stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. They aim to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. They help with employment relations by supplying up-to-date information, independent advice and high quality training, and working with…

Clapham Park Project

Clapham Park Project is a government funded organisation. They were set up in 2001 as part of the Labour Government’s New Deal for Communities Programme. They work with the community in Clapham Park, helping young people and adult to; improve their skills and find work, feel safe from crime and anti-social behaviour, get a better…

Core Arts

Their mission: use the arts to break down many of the prejudices associated with people with mental health problems and promote access and participation. Provide an environment in which their members are able to express themselves and their ideas and know they will be heard and respected. Use Social Enterprises and Social Firms to offer new…

Creation Trust

Creation Trust is dedicated to making sure that residents living on the Aylesbury estate in Southwark receive the benefits of the regeneration of the area. These benefits are not just new homes, schools, community facilities and a much improved park and open spaces, but the social and economic benefits of regeneration, such as employment, education…

Crisis Skylight London

Crisis Skylight is part of the national charity Crisis for single homeless people and they provide an education, training and employment centre for homeless and vulnerably housed people as a route out of homelessness.  There are courses in art, music, drama, vocational courses and basic skills training. The Centre provides courses leading to qualifications in…

Drug Rehabilitation Requirement Service (Lambeth)

The Drug Rehabilitation Requirement Service (Lambeth) is part of the Addictions Division. They provide specialist assessment, treatment and care for people, aged over 18, who are referred through the courts on a DRR Order. A DRR service provides offenders with fast access to drug treatment programmes where their criminal behaviour is associated with drug misuse….

East European Resource Centre

East European Advice Centre runs a number of projects that are focused on helping disadvantaged Eastern European migrants in London to improve quality of life and integration to the British society. Their concern is with people who are socially excluded, live in poverty or destitution that may lead to homelessness, and whose skills are underutilized…

Emmaus Lambeth

Emmaus is a homelessness charity providing more than just a bed for the night to people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion. They provide a home for as long as someone needs it and meaningful work in their social enterprise. Their residents, known as companions, receive bed and board, clothing, and a small weekly allowance….

First Step Trust (FST) Lambeth

First Step Trust (FST) is an innovative charity which runs social enterprises to provide work and training opportunities for people excluded from work because of mental health issues or other disadvantages, including drug and alcohol recovery problems and a history of offending. We provide a commercial environment which people can join, on a voluntary basis,…

Ingeus Work Choice

Ingeus was founded on the core belief that work is good for the individual, good for the economy and good for society. They believe that everyone has potential and that, given the right guidance, support and training; every individual can progress and flourish.  Ingeus take pride in delivering services that make a genuine difference to…

Jobcentre Plus in Lambeth

Advisors are able to help you find employment based on your circumstances, current employment status, and any benefits and allowances you are receiving. You can also receive help with applying for any benefits you might be entitled to. The Disability Employment Advisor (DEA) can help people with mental health problems or other disabilities to find…

Jobcentre Plus in Southwark

Advisors are able to help you find employment based on your circumstances, current employment status, and any benefits and allowances you are receiving. You can also receive help with applying for any benefits you might be entitled to. The Disability Employment Advisor (DEA) can help people with mental health problems or other disabilities to find…

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…

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers. How we can help you We know that everyone has the ability and potential to develop and grow in their lives and…

SHARE Community

Share works with disabled people who need extra help and support in order to achieve their potential and realise their dreams and aspirations. Share’s aim is to transform disabled people’s lives so that they live more independently and make choices about all aspects of their lives. They provide training and employment support for disabled adults,…

Southside Rehabilitation Association (SRA) Centre

SRA is a charity providing employment training / intermediate employment for people with mental health problems.  We do this by running a variety of social enterprises: At West Norwood: The Copyshop – Printing Services Southside Catering, preparing buffet food Secretarial Services At Camberwell: Cleaning All the profits are reinvested in our trainees, enabling them to return to…

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…

Southwark Works

The Southwark Works Programme has been successfully working with local residents for over 10 years.  The programme provides tailored support that is based on individual client needs. They have built up significant experience of working holistically to support people and improve their quality of life, as well as their employment prospects. Southwark Works is a…

St Giles Trust

Offers services aiming to support disadvantaged people into housing, education, training and employment. Provides on-site training courses and help finding employment and a drop-in housing service for people in severe housing need (for people who have a connection with Southwark). Also provides a housing advice service in a number of prisons, including HMP Wandsworth, and…

St Mungo’s – Putting Down Roots Gardening

Putting Down Roots is a gardening project for people who are currently homeless or have been in the past, or who are at risk of becoming homeless. We work in hostel grounds, public parks and on our own allotment, developing gardening skills, growing organic vegetables and carrying out hard landscaping and building projects. We have…

Status Employment – Lambeth Supported Employment

Assisst people with mental health issues in finding and retaining paid employment. Works with people to get into work or move closer to the job market. This can be through education, training, paid work or volunteering. Starts by helping you to identify your current skills, look at your aspirations and help you to gain and retain employment…

Tree Shepherd

Support service for people who want to start their own business and provide ongoing mentoring and coaching after they start up. They run an 8 day course called “Start Your Own Enterprise”.

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…

Vocation Matters

Vocation Matters is a user led project. We provide time-unlimited, vocational information and support for people who are in contact with mental health services. We cover education, employment, training, volunteering and welfare.  We also provide information to health professionals when required. Referral to the project is simple: Service users can self refer, or a health…

Vocational Services (Lambeth)

Vocational services: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Lambeth Vocational Services consists of a number of projects: Vocation Matters, Carpet Cleaning Care, STATUS Employment and a range of partners. We support people, aged 18-65, who are in contact with mental health services in Lambeth, to become more included in their community- helping people find…

Waterloo Job Shop

Waterloo Job Shop provides a local job brokerage service to unemployed residents of Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth. Waterloo Job Shop is a local job brokerage facility that has successfully placed local people into employment.  It also offers pre-employment training courses to help people improve their skills, including CV writing and interview techniques. The Job Shop is…

Working Families

Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. The charity helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. Their Legal Helpline gives parents and carers advice on employment rights such as maternity and paternity leave, rights to time off in an emergency, shared parental…

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