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A4e Independent Living Service

The A4e Independent Living Service provides assistance and support to individuals in receipt of Direct Payments from London Borough of Southwark.  They offer support services to people with mental health needs who require support, advice, information or guidance in relation to managing their care and support needs. Their key objective is supporting others to live a more independent, inclusive life with freedom to choose. They offer…

Age UK Lambeth

Age UK Lambeth offers a variety of services for older people living in Lambeth including : handyperson service lesbian and gay group a befriending service They also organise an array of events and acitivites as well as providing free and confidential information and advice on issues regarding pension, benefits, housing and health.  Age UK also…

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark provide a wide range of services to support older people’s independence and wellbeing. Are you looking for support? As you grow older there are many factors in life that can become challenging. Age UK Lewisham and Southwark aim to support the needs of the most vulnerable, socially excluded and isolated…

AL-HASANIYA Morroccan Women’s Centre

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre serves the needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in London and the UK. Their aim is to provide support in all matters concerning the health, welfare, education and cultural needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families. They seek to encourage and help clients access mainstream services and…

At Ease

Offers advice and counselling for military servicemen and women and their families. Deals with complaints procedures, applications for discharge, conscientious objection, litigation. Includes casework support.  Can self-refer. Those who seek our help are those that find their personal needs or ambitions thwarted by the strict military regime in which everything is governed by the Queen’s…

ATD Fourth World

ATD FOURTH WORLD is a human rights-based, anti-poverty organisation with more than 40 years’ experience of engaging with individuals and institutions to find solutions to eradicate extreme poverty in the UK. Working in partnership with people affected by poverty, ATD Fourth World has concentrated its efforts on supporting families and influencing policy through work at…

Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race disability or behaviour. Our purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Works with over 200,000 children, young people and families.  Over 900 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering…

Blackfriars Settlement

Blackfriars Settlement is a registered charity providing services to the community. We work with people, creating opportunities for them to achieve their aspirations. We meet individual needs within our multi-purpose framework. Having difficulties with your mental health should not necessarily limit your chances in life. Blackfriars Settlement creates opportunities for those who are experiencing, or have…

Carers Hub Lambeth

Carers Hub Lambeth offers advice, information, emotional support, signposting, peer support groups and events.They have a specialist team for adult carers, older carers and young carers (anyone with a caring role who is under 18) and a specialist worker for carers of someone with a mental illness. A list of the core services that are available to carers: Older Carers Peer Support Groups The…

Carers Trust

Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. We offer specialist services for carers of people of…

Carers UK

Offers a telephone helpline and publishes information and advice for carers, including on benefits, community care issues and details of local support groups. Publishes a regular magazine for members. Also hosts an online forum. Works to bring carers’ issues to the attention of government and policy makers.

Central Hill Day Centre

Day Centre for older people with physical health problems or who are frail or vulnerable or need support to remain living in the community.  This service is only available to residents of Lambeth after having an assessment of their needs through Lambeth Adults and Community Services (020 7926 5555). Day care can provide an opportunity…

Centre 70 Advice Centre

We provide free, confidential, independent, impartial advice by way of appointments and outreach and offer a counselling service. We provide advice on: •Welfare benefits •Housing •Debt •*Consumer law* •*Employment* •General advice – including family issues, wills, crime •Student finance, grants to individuals and referral to agencies providing back to work advice * We only provide…

Certitude

Certitude provides support for people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs and their carers. Certitude’s person-centred approach is creating a future where people with learning disabilities and mental health needs have the same opportunities and rights to a good life as everyone else.  This means being valued as equals and being in control. They…

ChildLine

Free, 24 hour, national, confidential helpline service for children and young people (up to 19 years) about anything worrying them or if they are in any kind of danger or distress. Offers telephone listening, comfort and protection. Trained counsellors provide support and advice and can refer children in danger to appropriate helping agencies.  Useful information available…

CIO Indian Mental Health in the UK

Website providing information about mental health and services and support available to Asian minorities in the UK.  There is little information on this website at this stage.

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…

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the leading Veterans’ mental health charity in the UK provided treatment for ex-Service personnel suffering with mental ill-health including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD). anxiety and depression.  It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, where you Served, or whether you saw combat – they may be able to help. If you…

Contact a Family – Lambeth

Contact a Family is a national charity which provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability. Information, support and advice They offer information and advice to parent carers of disabled children from 6 to 19 years old and to professionals who work with them. They provide a…

Depression UK

Depression UK is a National Self-Help Organisation that helps people cope with their depression. The charity is run by a team of  volunteers.  Depression UK does not have a local group network within their own organisation, they are just one large national group, but with the obvious benefits that go with that. Offer mutual support and encourage…

Disability Advice Service Lambeth

The Disability Advice Service Lambeth (DASL) is a Disabled People’s Organisation which works with disabled people, including those with mental health support needs, older people and carers, mainly in the London Borough of Lambeth. DASL has a specialist Advice Service for people with mental health support needs. They also try to assist other disabled adults and…

Divine Rescue

Divine Rescue is  a volunteer-led humanitarian charity organization based in South London helping homeless, ex-offenders, sex workers, vulnerable people and people in crisis within the community. When the crisis is over, They help people recover and move on with their lives, They intend to extend our reach further to other areas of London and UK….

Education Support Partnership

Education Support Partnership Education Support Partnership is the only charity providing mental health and wellbeing support services to all staff working in education including: teachers, teaching assistants, supply teachers, NQTs, headteachers, lecturers, support staff as well as those retired from the education sector. They provide independent, confidential support, to help people deal with stress and…

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Helpline works to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults and by doing so, they also protect other adults at risk of abuse. They are the first charity to address these problems and are the only charity in the UK working exclusively on the issue today. Their vision is a society which…

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Whether you’re feeling good right now, or really low, it’s a safe place to share experiences and listen to others. Elefriends is managed…

Eritrean Women’s Action for Development

This is a day centre for elderly Eritrean women providing a range of services including advice, information and translating/interpreting services.

Family Action

Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England. They have been building stronger families since 1869, and today work with over 45,000 families through over 130 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants…

Family Action Southwark – Building Bridges

Provides support to families where a parent is affected by mental illness.  Aimed at people living in Peckham or Camberwell. Offers a service to the whole family to ensure that parents can recognise and meet their own needs and those of their children.  Provides help with parenting skills, managing children’s behaviour, support with daily routines,…

Family Action Southwark – Father’s Project

The Project works with fathers who have children aged 11 or under where there is a significant difficulty in the parent/child relationship, or where extra support is needed to enable the father to continue to care for the child. “Mellow Dads Parenting Programme” is a 16 week programme for Dads with children between 1 and…

Family Action Southwark – Newpin

Family Action Newpin supports parents who are the main carer of a child under the age of five to help them with bringing up the child.  The support could be – to reduce isolation, to increase self-confidence, encouraging children to learn through play, to improve a child’s emotional and social skills, and to improve a…

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.  They’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  They listen, support and never judge.  They believe that happy children come from happy families. Specifically for Lambeth and Southwark (and Croydon) they support families…

Family Services UK

We are a charity based in Deptford, South East London SE8 providing low-cost therapy to individuals and families, walk-in counselling without appointment to those in crisis, as well as support groups, parenting workshops, psycho-educational programmes and activities to improve mental health wellbeing. You don’t have to be referred to our service by a GP. If…

Family Support Network

Provides training courses in English language, literacy, numeracy, IT and social and life skills. Childcare and advocacy services available for people undertaking courses.  

Fegans Child & Family Care

A Christian Charity that offers support for families and children. We provide practical help such as form filling, or emotional support such as listening, befriending and encouragement, counselling. Parent and toddler group Thursdays 10am-12 noon. Home visits possible. The counselling service is for children and families (individual or as a family group).          

Fred Francis Day Centre for Older People

Provides day care for older men and women.  The service is run by L.B. Southwark Adult Social Care and a needs assessment is required before someone can be referred to this service

Gingerbread

We’re the leading charity working with single parent families. Supporting, advising and campaigning with single mums and dads to help them meet their family’s needs. Since 1918 we’ve been supporting, advising and campaigning with single parents to help them meet their family’s needs and achieve their goals. Whatever success means to you – a healthy…

Grandparents Plus

Grandparents Plus is the national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives – especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances and when they have lost contact with children. We do this because we want to make children’s lives better. Campaigning for change…

Home-Start Lambeth

Home-Start Lambeth offers support, friendship and practical help to families across Lambeth. They train volunteers who are usually parents themselves to visit families with at least one child under 5, in their homes and they also run weekly family support groups. Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key…

Home-Start Southwark

Provides support and friendship for families with a child under the age of five, particularly when they are going through difficult times, or feeling isolated without friends and family nearby, or coping with illness or disability. Difficulties may include: Loneliness, Ill health, Isolation, Relationship difficulties, Post-natal illness, Poverty, Multiple births, Disabilities, Bereavement, Mental health problems, or Children…

Independent Age

Independent Age provides information and a national advice service for older people, their families and carers. View their range of up-to-date information factsheets on the most common issues faced by older people, such as benefits and entitlements, moving into a care home, paying for care and much more.        

Intervoice – The International Hearing Voices Network

Web-based network of groups and individuals interested in developing practical approaches to hearing voices which recognise the value of individual experience and challenging the stigma associated with mental health diagnoses. Website provides online forum, news and information. They are also in conjunction with Hearing Voices Network. It an international organisation but they provide services across…

Lambeth Elderly Association from Vietnam

A day centre aimed at the older people from the Chinese and Vietnamese communities. The centre provides lunch, range of social and recreational activities, translating services, befriending and home visiting services. Please note that transport can be provided for older people with mobility problems.  Languages spoken include Cantonese and Vietnamese. How to contact:  Drop in,…

Lambeth IPSA

The Lambeth Integrated Personalised Support Alliance (IPSA) offers support to improve the lives of people with mental health needs who are currently in rehabilitation wards or are living in residential or nursing accommodation.  The service provides early interventions before people reach a point of crisis and require hospital treatment. IPSA works with service users to…

Lambeth Living Well Network Hub

Living Well Network  The Lambeth Living Well Network Hub is the front door to community based support for people’s mental health and wellbeing. We work alongside GP’s to ensure that people can gain access to personalised support that enables them to: Stay well and experience sustainable recovery Have choice and control in all their decisions Participate in the community…

Lambeth Somali Community Association

The aim of the Association is to address the welfare, social, cultural and development needs of the Somali people. This Association offers advice on housing, welfare rights, health, immigration, employment and training for the Somali community. In addition you can get help to access health and social services as well as translating/interpreting services. Home visiting…

Link Age Southwark

Link Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity providing friendly volunteer support to over 500 isolated, older people in Southwark. We have been working in Southwark for over 23 years, reducing loneliness and isolation and helping older people maintain active lives within the community. Our fantastic volunteers support older people to thrive in later life, through:…

London Care (South London office)

London Care provides homecare services in people’s own homes to help them to continue living at home, for example help to get washed and dressed. This service can be purchased directly by the individual, or by the Council on behalf of the individual.

London Irish Centre

Advice drop-in centre for the Irish community and newly arrived in London offering a variety of social and cultural activities including an alcohol-free social club and an elders day centre and outreach service. Also a runs a volunteering programme and survivors project. Advice service offers assistance with issues including housing, welfare benefits, repatriation, debt and…

London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard

At Switchboard we provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality They listen to all kinds of calls, and take everyone seriously. Whatever made you call, They are glad you did and want to help you. Here are some of the things…

London Street Rescue

London Street Rescue is a Greater London Authority and Mayor of London funded service helping rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation.  Every night of the year, London Street Rescue are out and about across all London boroughs that don’t have their own outreach team, acting as a safety net for some of society’s…

Maytree Respite Centre

“A sanctuary for the suicidal”.  The Maytree Suicide Respite Centre is the only place of its kind in the UK and fills a gap in services, between the medical support of the NHS and the helplines and drop-in centres of the voluntary sector. We offer a free 4-night /5-day stay, and the opportunity to be…

Migrant Help

Migrant Help is a UK charity that has over 50 years experience of delivering support and advice services to migrants in the UK. It provides individuals with the resources and support they need to find safety, access appropriate services and information and develop greater independence. Migrant Help provides a wide range of services across the…

Mind Yourself (for Irish people in London)

Mind Yourself  supports Irish people in London who want to improve or maintain their physical or mental health. They do this by providing health related one-to-one support (information, advice and advocacy), accompaniment to health-related appointments and group activities. You can refer yourself or you can refer a friend, family member or a client if you…

Missing People – Message Home Helpline

Missing People is the only charity in the UK which is dedicated to bringing missing children and adults back together with their families.  For their families, life can feel like a desperate and unbearable struggle as they wait for days or even years. That’s why they are working for missing people and their families, 24…

Mosaic Clubhouse

Mosaic Clubhouse provides support and opportunities to people living with a mental health condition, plus information and signposting for the wider Lambeth community who may be concerned about their own or others mental health. Clink on the link for information on the referral process. Information Hub The Information Hub offers a drop in service (no…

Nacro

Works to prevent crime and to promote the care and resettlement of offenders in the community and community involvement in crime prevention. Provides services such as housing and training for employment to people caught up in the criminal justice system, or at risk of becoming so. Help and advice to ex-offenders and their families. Free…

National Perceptions Forum (formerly National Voices Forum)

National Perceptions Forum is funded by the charity Rethink and was founded in 1986 by (ex) service users and survivors. The network offers mutual support, and develops awareness of mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, from the viewpoint of those who have experienced it. We produce a quarterly magazine called Perceptions, which gives members the chance to…

National Self-Harm Network

Survivor-led organisation campaigning for the rights and understanding of people who self harm. Aims to provide relief for people who self harm by offering support, advice and information, and an online support forum via website. Downloadable leaflets also available.  Also supports friends and carers.

National Survivor User Network (NSUN)

NSUN  national network for mental health is an independent, service-user-led charity that connects people with experience of mental health issues to give a stronger voice in shaping policy and services. Provides information and practical support for user/survivor groups. Members have access to an online database of user/survivor run groups across the UK and there are local…

Netmums

Netmums is a large parenting network with information about all aspects of parenting such as where to find support locally, playgroups, help with post natal depression. supporting children with special needs, etc.  It is primarily a website service. The Netmums mission is to: • Help families have fun with and enjoy their children • Bring…

NSPCC Helpline

The NSPCC helpline provides help and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families.  Year on year, the number of calls and online contacts is increasing and helping to protect more children. The NSPCC helpline is a place adults can contact by phone or online to get advice or share their concerns about a child,…

PACT – Parents and Communities Together

Parents And Communities Together (PACT) is a partnership of civic institutions such as Churches, Mosques, Schools and Tenants and Resident’s Associations, statutory maternity services, the Institute of Psychology and Psychiatry(KCL). Bringing communities together to support families.  A unique community-led network of social support and health education working to improve outcomes for babies and parents in Walworth and…

Peabody Befriending Service – Well Met

The befriending scheme, Well Met, runs in Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, Westminster, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Islington.  They accept referrals from other boroughs but it can take longer to arrange a befriender.  This service is only open to residents of Peabody accommodation, and in the future this will be extended to residents with Family Mosaic which is…

PECAN

Pecan is a Christian organisation started by local churches in Peckham. They help people who face seemingly impassable barriers to find a way through, to re-write their futures, to flourish. They work with the most vulnerable people in the Peckham community – including ex-offenders and their families, people living with mental health issues and the…

Peckham Befrienders

Peckham Befrienders is for Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) people (aged 18-65yrs) who are currently receiving care from SLaM The aims/objectives of Peckham Befrienders are to increase the social networks of the service users. They do this by providing a space for Service Users and Befrienders to form friendships within a befriending framework. They operate…

Pembroke House, Walworth

Pembroke House is a multi-use community space in Walworth and it is linked with the Church of England parish of St Christopher’s. The Lunch Club  This  is open to anyone over 50 living in Walworth an takes place on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2pm. No need to book. Cost is just £3.00 for each session –…

Penderels Trust

Services in London Penderels Trust offers advice, guidance and practical solutions to enable people with disabilities and older people to live independently in their own homes, to achieve their goals in life and to help them play an active part in their community. They are a not-for-profit organisation and have been a leading provider of advice and…

Portuguese Community Centre

The Centre offers a range of services to support the Lusophone community integrate into UK life and work.  Their primary aim is to improve the economic wellbeing and quality of life of Portuguese speakers in the local community.  This includes people from Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Sau Tome e Principe and…

Positive Parenting & Children

Positive Parenting and Children is the UK’s longest-running charity supporting children and families living with HIV and AIDS. Since 1987 PPC has worked with hundreds of families, providing practical support to parents and children in their own homes and in their local communities. Qualified social workers and family support workers from Positive Parenting and Children…

Psychiatric Liaison Services

See A&E PSYCHIATRIC LIAISON SERVICES – KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL and ST THOMAS’ HOSPITAL

Railton Road Centre – Lambeth Peer Support Network

Lambeth Peer Support Network helps people with mental health needs to support each other to stay well. They are part of Certitude.  They offer: Learning and development programmes Employment and training opportunities A range of social events and a space to meet. All network workshops and events are open to people interested in or engaged in…

Refugee Council

The RC works with refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK.  They offer practical support and advice throughout their journey in the UK.  They have been helping refugees for more than 60 years and have a thorough understanding of the difficulties facing people arriving in the UK, having fled war, rape, torture and with unimaginable…

Relatives & Residents Association

The Relatives & Residents Association is a national charity which exists for the benefit of older people in residential care, as well as their families and friends left behind at home. They support people by giving them the information they need to make confident and informed choices – whether about selecting a care home, paying for…

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a national charity which helps people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Here is a selection about what they do. They support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. And we change attitudes and policy…

SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)

Support for bereaved parents and their families whose baby dies before, during or soon after birth. Sands supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. Offer emotional support and information for parents, grandparents, siblings, children, families and friends, health professionals and others. Runs a telephone…

Saneline

Saneline – Mental Health Helpline SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. They are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm. SANE responds to 15,000 calls each year. Often this means helping people to deal with very difficult situations,…

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 Carers

Southwark Carers provides information, advice and support to carers across the borough. They also aim to raise awareness of the rights and needs of carers in Southwark by working in partnership with other local organisations to make sure that carers get as much support as possible. Southwark Carers offer a wide range of free services for the…

Southwark Carers (Young Carers)

Southwark Young Carers is the borough wide service for Young Carers in Southwark, provided by Imago Community. Young Carers are anyone aged 8-18 who are taking on caring responsibilities for a family with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue. Young Adult Carers are those aged 18-24. Southwark Young Carers will enable Young Carers aged 8-24…

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 Wellbeing Hub

The Southwark Wellbeing Hub is  delivered by Together for Mental Wellbeing and joint funded by Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group and Southwark Council.  They provide information and support to people with mental health and wellbeing issues living in Southwark.  They offer Information, Navigation – information about local services, Support, Peer support and Wellbeing workshops. They also support family,…

Southwark Your Way, Together UK

Services offered: Drop-in Peer support Social networking Your Way individually tailored support. Accessing Your Way is designed to be as easy and straight forward as possible. We aim to make support genuinely self-directed for everyone we work with.  Your Way works alongside individuals as they overcome obstacles and move forward with their life. This might…

Spires Centre & Streetlink

Spires is a South London based charity that helps hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people all year round. They work to improve the quality of life of people who are homeless, insecurely housed, unemployed or suffering from the effects of poverty, mental ill health and loneliness. Spires’ services are offered at the drop-in day centre…

Springfield Community Flat

A small charity  providing advice and support for vulnerable people living in Lambeth and surrounding areas.  Services include help with debt, Benefits, finding work, housing problems and advice for asylum seekers and other migrants. Offers assistance in accessing legal advice and medical help.  Provides a creche with early years sessional care, breakfast club and after…

St George the Martyr – Café & Timebank

Community Cafe Free coffee and cake on Thursday afternoons, 2-4pm.  Meet other people, relax and find out more about the timebank. HOurBank Borough The HOurBank is a way for people to share their skills with each other.  If you do a job for someone else you can get someone to do a job for you. …

St Luke’s Hub Kennington

St Luke’s Hub is a new community space in Kennington where you can get support and advice on using computers, getting online and financial support and advice. They host a range of projects and classes that help develop and empower the local community, from employment support programmes to parenting classes. They work with a range of…

Stroke Care

For those living with strokes, mobility and other long-term disabilities, their carers and/or relatives, there are hurdles to overcome.  Stroke Care operate a range of social and community care services which focus on prevention and rehabilitation support to help address these hurdles and barriers for people affected by strokes, mobility and other related long-term health…

The Doctors’ Support Network

As doctors we are used to supporting patients’ health and well being, but we often neglect our own. Doctors have among the highest rate of mental health problems of any profession, but often feel isolated and unsupported. The Doctors’ Support Network aims to provide support, reduce stigma, and campaign for better services for doctors with…

The Kiloran Trust

A large welcoming house in west London in which carers can come for a Respite Care Break away from Caring.  Kiloran is here specifically for unpaid carers looking after a relative or friend at home – a husband, wife, child, parent, sibling – who requires full time commitment to their care. We offer carers a break…

Together

Head office of national organisation providing community based services including residential care, supported accommodation and community support, day services, services for people involved in the criminal justice system, training and information. Together also aims to work for positive change in mental health legislation and practice. Too many people pass through the criminal justice system without…

TOPAZ

TOPAZ is a team of Social Workers, occupational therapists and community workers offering advice and support to adults with health concerns in Lambeth. They provide support people with mental health issues (including agoraphobia) or physical health problems. They can provide support with: Budgeting / benefits advice Transport advice Carers support / advice Counselling Housing issues…

Trust Women’s Project

Trust Women’s Project was established in 1999 .  We are a small community based team, offering support, advocacy and opportunities for women involved in, exploited through and for those who have exited from prostitution. Our aim and mission is quite simple, we want all women to be safe, healthy and feel empowered to make choices which…

UK Survivors Group

Online discussion group for mental health users/survivors in the UK, disabled people and allies to debate and get/give support and network together. Join group and further information at website given below. Group Settings This is a public group Attachments are permitted Members cannot hide email address Listed in Yahoo Groups directory Membership does not require approval…

Veteran’s Welfare Service

The Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for veterans and beneficiaries of Veterans UK pensions and compensation schemes, and all their dependants. It also provides support to enable the seamless transition from service to civilian life, assist bereaved families or respond to life events that present welfare needs. It…

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…

Vietnamese Mental Health Services

The VMHS is a registered charity, serving the mental health needs of people from Vietnam in the UK, services provided are: Working in partnership with mainstream health/social care to provide treatment, care and support to Vietnamese users and their families Outreach and counselling services Drop-in Day centres. Support for carers and children of mentally ill parents…

Waterloo Action Centre

Waterloo Action Centre is a busy centre with lots of  social activities, a day time welfare advice service and a free evening legal advice service. The advice service offers a confidential advice on welfare benefits, debt, housing and employment issues to residents of Lambeth.   Phone to make an appointment for Wednesday or Friday, 9am – 5pm.   Other languages are spoken in addition to English. The Waterloo Legal Advice…

Welcare

Welcare  works with children and families across South London and East Surrey. They help parents and carers use their strengths and skills to nurture happy and confident children.  They provide practical help and support to families, empowering them to rebuild their lives and access opportunities to ensure their children have a happy, confident childhood and future. …

WISH – A voice for women’s mental health

Established in 1987, Wish is a national, user-led charity working with women with mental health needs in prison, hospital and the community. They provide independent advocacy, emotional support and practical guidance at all stages of a woman’s journey through the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems. Wish is the only national mental health charity just for…

Women and Girls Network

Women and Girls Network (WGN) supports women and girls affected by all forms of gendered violence including childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), rape/gang rape, honour based violence and war crimes.  WGN became a free, comprehensive integrated service providing a holistic response to women who had…

Women of the Beaumont Society (WOBS)

Telephone helpline offering information, advice, support and befriending for wives, women partners, family and friends of transgendered and gender dysphoric people (i.e. people concerned about their gender). Volunteers have personal experience of being in relationship with a gender dysphoric person. All calls are charged at normal landline rates. Answerphones are in place when there 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…

Working With Men (WWM)

Working With Men is an award winning charity supporting positive male activity, engagement and involvement, their current work includes solution based approaches to tackling conflict and knife related incidents in schools and in the community, Raising the attainment levels of boys in school, Support for single mothers of boys, fatherhood and fathers into school programmes, tackling…

Young Lambeth Directory

The Young Lambeth Directory provides an online directory of services, activities and events for children, young people and families in Lambeth up to the age of 19 or 25 for young people with disabilities.

Youth Access

Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice, counselling and support services (YIACS).  They work with young people aged 11 – 25 years. YIACS provide a holistic response to young people’s social, emotional and mental health needs through a range of services provided ‘under one roof’, including social welfare advice, advocacy,…

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