A&E Psychiatric Liaison Services – King’s College Hospital

If you are in urgent need of medical attention go to the Accident & Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.  Book in at the Reception Desk and wait to be assessed. A team of mental health professionals based at King’s College Hospital (KCH) Emergency Department. They assess people to determine if they need mental health care…

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…

Abbotstone Law

Abbotstone Law specialises in Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law. At Abbotstone Law, an expert team of solicitors can provide you with advice, assistance and representation. Their mental health solicitors advise clients who are detained under the Mental Health Act. They represent clients at First-tier Tribunal hearings, in the Upper Tribunal, the High Court, the County Court and…

Ace of Clubs

Drop-in day centre aiming to guide homeless or vulnerable people towards a more secure way of life. Practical support includes subsidised meals, access to healthcare, clothing, laundry and showers. Housing and benefits advice available from Monday to Friday by appointment – visit the facility at normal opening hours for booking. There is also a bike…

Care Quality Commission – Mental Health Act

Exists to make sure the Mental Health Act is properly used and to look after the rights and concerns of patients detained under it, also for people subject to guardianship or placed on a Community Treatment Order (CTO). If you have a complaint about the treatment you have received under the Act or the way…

Central & Cecil Housing Trust

Offers supported housing, person-centered care and support to vulnerable people, including: • frail older people who require personal care or care with nursing • people living with dementia • active older people living in sheltered and extra care housing • people with mental health support needs C&C strives to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people living in their…

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…

Church Housing Trust

Church Housing Trust supports 14 London hostels that take care of approximately 450 homeless people at any given time. They meet the needs not covered by statutory grants such as residents’ welfare, therapeutic activities, training facilities and resettlement support. A StreetSmart grant will be used to fund welfare and resettlement costs for the 35 homeless…

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…

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….

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….

Equinox Supported Housing – Aspinden Wood

A care home for people who have long term problems with alcohol, mental health and homelessness. Equinox staff support service users to minimise harm from alcohol dependence, whilst living in a safe environment. The centre serves people who have been drinking for many years and have additional problems related to exclusion such as homelessness. Service…

Equinox Supported Housing – Southampton Way (for men)

Equinox Southampton Way is a service that provides medium term accommodation and a recovery approach resettlement programme for men with enduring mental health problems who have led chaotic lives and / or have been institutionalised. Recovery plans are based around the service user’s needs, wishes and aspirations and provides the opportunity to re-engage with the…

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,…

Foundation 66 (NSW Housing Team)

Referrals come to us through different services depending on the local borough.
• We will accept self-referrals from suitable individuals.
• Completion of our referral form is required.

Foundation 66 – Head Office (now a subsidiary of Phoenix Futures)

Head administrative office of organisation running a range of services for people with alcohol related problems, including direct access centres, counselling, complementary therapies, groups, structured day programmes and aftercare, supported housing and tenancy support.  

Groundswell (Inclusive solutions to homelessness)

  Groundswell is a registered charity which exists to enable homeless and vulnerable people to take more control of their lives, have a greater influence on services and to play a fuller role in our community. We deliver a range of innovative projects which put homeless people at the heart of solutions to homelessness focusing…

Health Inclusion Team

A nurse-led specialist community health inclusion team, part of the NHS, to support vulnerable people who have difficulty accessing primary care services (eg GPs  and nurses), such as homeless people, refugees, asylum seekers and people with addictions. The clinics are run at day centres, drug and alcohol services and hostels in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.  They…

Home Treatment Team – Lambeth

Home Treatment (Lambeth) provides a service for people, aged 18-65, with severe mental illness who would benefit from assessment and treatment at home as an alternative to Hospital. They provide care for people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. We provide short-term treatment for people who are having a mental health crisis. Wherever…

Home Treatment Team – Southwark

The Home Treatment Team provides a community based service to support people with mental illness living in Southwark, aged 18-65. They seek to support people at home in order to avoid the stress, anxiety and upheaval that can happen with a hospital admission. The team includes both health and social care staff. They determine what clinical services people need…

Homeless Outreach Team (START) – Lambeth, Lewisham & Southwark

Homeless Outreach (START) is a small multi-disciplinary assessment team for street homeless people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. Their role is to engage and assess homeless people with severe mental health problems and to refer them on to local mainstream services.  They do not provide care co-ordination and they are not a housing team. The…

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…

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…

Innisfree Housing Association

From the management of short-life housing in one borough, Innisfree has grown substantially and now owns over 500 homes, mainly in North & West London. They provide family homes, a very successful scheme for Irish Elders, as well as supported housing for vulnerable single people. Over 60% of their tenants are Irish. The Irish roots…

Jewish Care

Jewish Care is the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the UK. Every week, they give care and support to 7,000 members of the community and their families. They provide services to: Older people People with mental health needs Holocaust survivors People with dementia People who care for others who have…

Kairos Community Trust (Detox hostel)

In 2017 Kairos Community Trust is celebrating its 25th anniversary. They are dedicated to helping homeless men and women with drug and alcohol problems. They do this through  detox and rehab programmes and a network of 29 supported move-on houses across six London boroughs (Brent, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark and Wandsworth). Their five core services…

Kings College Hospital

Assessment & Liaison Service    020 3299 3181 They offer inpatient and outpatient mental illness assessments by psychiatrists for people aged 18-65. They also provide psychiatric assessments within Emergency Departments to determine if people need mental health care and treatment at hospital.  Their aim is to ensure that mental illness expertise is available to people who require…

Lambeth Safer Streets Team

Lambeth Safer Streets Team helps rough sleepers and people involved in street activity such as begging, drinking and drug use.  Their role is to support people into accommodation and support services and away from street based lifestyles. They operate a street outreach service, 7 days a week, at various times across the whole of Lambeth….

LEO (Lambeth Early Onset) Inpatient Unit

18 bed acute psychiatric admission ward. Offers assessment and treatment specifically for people aged 16-35 years who are initially referred to LEO during a first or second psychotic episode. The unit comprises of 10 male and 8 female beds which are all single rooms with an en-suite toilet. The aim is to improve clinical and…

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.

Look Ahead (Care & Support)

Look Ahead are specialists in delivering mental health, learning disabilities, homelessness and young people services. They know that individuals with all kinds of mental health needs can and do recover – this belief is crucial to how they support people.  They design and deliver recovery-focused and person-centred services with their health partners. They support individuals…

Mencap (Lambeth & Southwark)

  Lambeth & Southwark Mencap is a voluntary organisation which is a registered charity & company limited by guarantee.  They are managed by a Voluntary Board of Trustees, which  includes parents & relatives of people with learning disabilities, professionals and volunteers. Lambeth & Southwark Mencap provides the following services:- An outreach support service to adults living…

Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act 2005, covering England and Wales, provides a statutory framework for people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves, or who have capacity and want to make preparations for a time when they may lack capacity in the future. It sets out who can take decisions, in which situations, and how they…

National Centre for Domestic Violence

NCDV was established to help survivors of domestic violence and abuse obtain protection against an abuser, as well as offering services to the police, probation service, domestic abuse agency workers, the legal profession and judiciary. They specialise in providing free, fast and effective legal support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse, usually by helping…

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…

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…

Reablement Service (Southwark)

The Reablement Service – Southwark offers a skills development programme to support adult Southwark residents who are attending the adult community mental health teams and the Maudsley Inpatient Units, where health may restrict or inhibit daily living. They offer skills development in the following Adult Social Care domains: Meal Preparation; Personal Hygiene; Managing Toileting Needs;…

Respond (from Hurting to Healing)

What we do: We aim to make a real difference to people with learning disabilities by providing effective and flexible support to help them to improve their lives. Who the service is for: Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused…

Sanctuary Supported Living

Sanctuary Housing Association understand that poor mental health can lead to homelessness and people with mental health problems can sometimes find it difficult to secure and maintain good quality accommodation.  Through day-to-day support their clients are able to stabilise their lives and begin the journey towards recovery.  For some this may mean feeling content and…

Southwark Council – Translation Service

Translation and interpreting service The council is committed to providing a free translation and interpreting service to those residents who need it to access essential council services and who cannot get help from family and friends. The service has access to experienced interpreters and translators in over 70 languages, covering all communication needs including sign…

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…

Support Needs Assessment & Placement (SNAP) Team

The SNAP Team no longer exists , but Lambeth customers with housing support needs can self-refer for housing advice and assistance via: Tel  020 7926 4200 email:  infosnap@lambeth.gov.uk Or by dropping in to see a Housing Adviser at the Lambeth Council Customer Centre at Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill, Brixton.  Mon – Fri  9am…

Thames Reach

Thames Reach helps homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. In this way, they hope to achieve their vision of ending street homelessness. They support people with experience of homelessness as well as vulnerable or isolated men and women who may be in danger of becoming homeless. They…

The Choir with No Name

This is a charity running choirs for people experiencing homelessness, mental health issues and other challenges such as recovery or discrimination. In South London, they run a weekly choir near Elephant & Castle, but also provide free outreach singing workshops to other services in the area. They would be delighted to run one-off workshops for…

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…

Urgent NHS Mental Health Treatment in Lambeth

What to do in an emergency If there’s an emergency or you’re worried about the person you care for during office hours, the first place to ring is your GP or your local community mental health team (ask for the duty desk). Assessment and Treatment Service (North Lambeth) 332 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA. T:…

West London Mission

The Big House in Camberwell has 11 studio flats, providing supported accommodation to people who have been homeless. It specialises in supporting ex-servicemen from the British Armed Forces.  They work closely with a large number of ex-services organisations including SSAFA, Veterans Aid, Garden Leave, Stoll and the Poppy Factory amongst others. Big House offers a…

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