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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 more »

Action Talking Therapies Network

Overview: ATTN is a free counselling service for visually impaired adults (18+) and their family members, living or working in London, based at RNIB in King’s Cross.  It offers face to face counselling sessions to people living, working or studying in London whose lives are affected by sight loss or have a visual impairment.  The service more »

Alzheimer’s Society – Lambeth and Southwark

The Alzheimer’s Society for Lambeth and Southwark provide information, support and advice to people who are worried about or affected by dementia.  A Dementia Support Worker or Dementia Adviser can see people at the office or in their home and you can self-refer. They also run a monthly carers support group, one in Lambeth and one more »

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 more »

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 more »

Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service (Lambeth)

The Team is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS).  They provide psychological assessment and treatment for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. A Tier 3 CAMHS is provided by a team of specialists in a community mental health clinic more »

Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service (Southwark)

The Southwark Neurodevelopmental Service is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) based in the Sunshine House, Southwark Child and Young People’s Development  Centre. They provide assessment and treatment for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who have a severe developmental disability and complex mental health problems. They more »

Children and Young People’s Register and Liberty Card

The Children and Young People’s Register and Liberty Card is a voluntary register of the children and young people aged 0-18 years with a disability who live in the borough of Lambeth.  The Liberty card will allow the card-holder to receive discounted admissions, queue jumps etc to venues locally and across the UK;  it is more »

Community Clubs for Sport – Lambeth & Southwark

Disability Sports Coach provide high quality sporting opportunities for people with disabilities throughout the UK.  DSC Community Clubs are fun, accessible clubs that provide Paralympic and multi-sports for disabled people aged 11 and over. Club Lambeth.  Meets at Brixton Recreation Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road SW9 8QQ, on Tuesdays from 4.30pm to 6pm.  Club Development Officer, more »

Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults – Lambeth

The Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults (Lambeth) provides community-based assessment, treatment and care for people aged over 65 who have mental health problems and younger people with a formal diagnosis of dementia. The Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults are a team of psychiatrists, psychological therapists, mental health nurses, social workers and occupational more »

Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults – Southwark

Our community Mental Health Team for older adults (Southwark) provides community-based assessment, treatment and care for people aged over 65 who have mental health problems and younger people with a diagnosis of dementia. We are a team of psychiatrists, psychological therapists, mental health nurses, social workers and occupational therapists who specialise in older adult mental more »

Contact a family – Southwark

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children. They provide information, advice and support. The charity brings families together so they can support each other. They campaign to improve families’ circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society. Contact a family was founded in the 1970s by more »

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 more »

Disability Advice Service Lambeth

DASL is an independent charity working with, and on behalf of, disabled people of all ages from all impairment groups including people with mental health problems. We also provide some of our services to carers, including parent carers, and older people. DASL’s Advice Service is mainly for people with mental health problems. They also try more »

Disability Law Service

They provide information, advice and assistance to those with disabilities and their carers. DLS provides free legal advice in the following areas of law: Community Care Law (advice and representation) Disability Discrimination (advice and factsheets) Employment Law (advice and representation) Welfare Benefits (factsheets advice lines reopening soon)  Services include: Free factsheets Free telephone Legal Advice Service Legal representation more »

Disability Rights UK

We are disabled people leading change, working to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens. A national charity aiming to relieve poverty and improve the living standards of disabled people.  Provides information on social security benefits and tax credits to disabled people, their more »

Disabled Persons Railcard

If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard. The Disabled Persons Railcard allows you to get 1/3 off most rail fares throughout Great Britain. If you’re travelling with an adult companion they also can get 1/3 off their rail fare – so you can save money for your more »

DisabledGo – Lambeth

On this website you’ll find detailed access information to thousands of venues across the UK and the Republic of Ireland: shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, universities, hospitals and more.  Established in 2000, their mission is to maximise independence and choice for disabled people in accessing their local area and the places we all want or need to more »

Drug & Alcohol Service (Lambeth)

The Drug and Alcohol Service (Lambeth) is part of the Addictions Division. They provide assessment, treatment and advice for people, aged over 18, who have substance misuse (drug and/or alcohol) related problems.  They care for people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. They provide a Tier 2 addictions assessment and brief intervention clinic, and a Tier more »

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

Who they are: The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Great Britain’s national equality body and has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. Their job is to help make Britain fairer. They do this by safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity more »

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, more »

Forensic High Support & Recovery (Southwark)

The Forensic and General High Support Team is a community mental health team (CMHT).  They provide intensive support, monitoring, rehabilitation and advice for people, aged 18-65, who have severe and ongoing mental health problems and learning disabilities, and a history of offending.  They provide care for people with complex forensic needs that require 24 hour more »

Freedom Pass

A Freedom Pass entitles the holder to 24-hour free travel across Transport for London’s networks, except for some river boats where travel is half price. Travel is free for Freedom Pass holders on London Underground, Overground, DLR and all bus services 24 hours a day. Travel on rail services is also free but on some more »

Headway – The Brain Injury Association

Aims and objectives Our Mission is: To promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers. In addition, Headway will campaign to reduce the incidence of brain injury. Our Objectives are: To increase awareness and understanding of brain injury and its consequences To initiate more »

Help For Carers

Help For Carers (formerly known as Crossroads) provides relief from the stresses experienced by people who look after someone with a care need caused by disability, illness or age and need some home-based support. The organization provides a home-based respite service for the carers of older people and adults and children with physical or learning disabilities. There more »

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 more »

Lambeth Accessibility Checker

The new Lambeth guide includes physical access information on 294 council owned buildings. Lambeth Council has worked with DisabledGo to produce an easy-to-use and searchable guide that sets out access information on key public facilities in the borough. From our schools, leisure centres, parks and libraries, to pharmacies and health centres, the guide provides information on more »

Lambeth Autism Group (National Autistic Society Lambeth Branch)

Lambeth Autism Group is the local branch of the National Autistic Society.   They are a group which provide a wide range of support and  information and raise awareness of autism on a local and national level. Social support includes a monthly coffee mornings for parents/carers, a weekly young adult social club, monthly book group and more »

Lambeth Mencap

  Lambeth 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 Mencap provides the following services:- An outreach support service to adults living independently in the community or more »

Latin American Disabled People’s Project

They help to improve the quality of life of disabled Spanish and Portuguese speaking people living in London. They also work with carers, families and communities to  improve the quality of their lives, break isolation and support community integration.  This includes support for people with mental health problems. Services include a Wellbeing and Mental Health Project.  more »

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: more »

Memory Service (Lambeth & Southwark)

The Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Memory Service (SLIMS) offers comprehensive assessment, treatment and support options to anyone over the age of 18 with mild to moderate memory problems likely to indicate dementia. Our multidisciplinary team work in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society. They offer a comprehensive assessment package based on the principles of recovery and more »

Mental Health Learning Disabilities (Lambeth)

Mental Health Learning Disabilities (Lambeth) is a specialist, community-based service at the Maudsley Hospital. They provide outpatient assessment, advice and treatment for people, aged over 18, who have mental health problems and learning difficulties. They care for people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth.   They are a team of psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses (CPNs), counsellors and more »

National Deaf Adult Services

Adult Deaf Services provides: 16-bed inpatient unit psychological therapies and assessment multi-disciplinary community team assertive outreach community support (London only). We provide assessment, treatment and interventions for a full range of mental illness, behavioural and psychological problems in adults with severe to profound hearing loss.  We also work with deaf people with visual impairment. Using more »

Neuropsychiatry Service, SLaM

Location: King’s College Hospital, Maudsley Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital Mode: Inpatient, outpatient, outreach Average length of inpatient treatment: 12 weeks Referrals are accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, GP consortia Beds: 10 Key areas: Alzheimer dementia, cerebal hypoxia, cognitive impairment, conversion disorders, dementia, depressive pseudo dementia, dissociative disorders, early onset dementia, encephalitis, epilepsy, focal brain disease, head more »

Parent to Parent Service – NAS

Part of the National Autism Service Parent to Parent (P2P) is a UK-wide confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of children or adults with autism. The service is provided by trained parent volunteers who are all parents themselves of a child or adult with autism. Volunteers are based across the UK more »

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 more »

Psychology & Psychotherapy for Older Adults (Lambeth & Southwark)

The team offers a range of specialist, evidence based, psychological interventions to people aged 65 and over who are experiencing moderate or severe mental health difficulties or dementia. They also see younger people who are experiencing memory or other cognitive problems. They work with families and others caring for people with these difficulties. Services offered more »

Selvis – South East London Vision

Registered Charity Number: 1159352

Shape

Charity aiming to improve access to the arts for disabled people and to empower people to enrich their lives through enjoyment of and active participation in the arts. Shape Tickets aims to remove barriers to entertainment and the arts including reduced price ticket scheme to a range of selected events. Creative Steps provides a three more »

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, more »

Shared Lives- Lambeth Mencap

The Shared Lives  Scheme is managed by Lambeth Mencap on behalf of Lambeth Social Services. The scheme supports adults with Learning Disabilities and  matches them with people who can offer accommodation and care and support in their own home.  The service is similar to fostering, but for adults.    The service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission. more »

Southwark Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Service

Mental Health Learning Disabilities (Southwark) is a specialist, community-based service at the Clinical Treatment Centre (CTC), Maudsley Hospital. It provides outpatient assessment, advice and treatment for people, aged over 18, who have mental health problems and learning difficulties. MHLD cares for people who live in the London Borough of Southwark.

Specialist Care Unit for Older Adults (Southwark)

This Specialist Care Unit provides specialist assessment, treatment, accommodation and 24 hour nursing care for people aged over 65 who have dementia and challenging behaviour.  The team of specialist nurses work closely with the person, their family and carers.  They help to minimise people’s challenging behaviour and to maintain their health.

Specialist Care Unit for Older Adults, Greenvale (Lambeth)

Greenvale Specialist Care Unit provides specialist assessment, treatment, accommodation and 24 hour nursing care for people aged over 65 who have dementia and challenging behaviour.  The team of specialist nurses, psychologists occupational therapists and physiotherapists work closely with the person, their family and carers.  They help to minimise people’s challenging behaviour and to maintain their more »

Stroke Club (Blackfriars Settlement)

Have you had a stroke? Need more support? Worried about your health?   The Stroke Club could help. Activities include: Art and Crafts Games, Quizzes, Yoga with Jenny Massage,  manicure or pedicure with Marva, Discussions & more Light refreshments

Surrey Docks Farm

Surrey Docks Farm is a working city farm in the heart of London. It occupies a beautiful 2.2 acre site on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe.  The farm is an ideal setting and environment for environmental activities throughout the calendar year. There is always something interesting to see at the farm, more »

Sydenham Garden

Sydenham Garden is a unique wellbeing centre utilising its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people in their recovery from mental and physical ill-health. They do this through providing co-workers (the name they give to their beneficiaries) an opportunity to take part in one of our four main projects, along with many supplementary more »

The Awareness Centre – Counselling and Pyschotherapy Services

The Awareness Centre is one of the largest clinical institutes in London and  they provide counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, psychosexual and relationship therapy, psychiatry and coaching. They work with individuals, couples, families, children and groups. Their philosophy offers an holistic overview of many different approaches to therapy  supporting the diverse community of London.  They have a team more »

The Curly Hair Project

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) causes difficulty ‘reading’ others and understanding social interaction. Most work so far is on the male presentation – the different challenges for females are just starting to be explored. The curly hair project (CHP) is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting females with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and other autism spectrum disorders. more »

The Pocklington Trust

The Thomas Pocklington Trust are committed to increasing awareness and understanding of the needs of people with sight loss and to developing and implementing services which meet their needs and improves lives. This approach includes their website where they are trying to achieve a high standard of accessibility,  There is information on the website about how to more »

Thrive Battersea Garden Project

National charity aiming to research, educate and promote the use and advantages of gardening for disabled people. Thrive’s horticultural therapists offer gardening programmes to over 200 Londoners in our three gardens in Battersea Park and through community based outreach projects. We have a fantastic space for gardeners, volunteers and staff in Battersea Park at our more »

Turning Point

A social enterprise providing specialist and integrated services which focus on improving lives and communities across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, primary care, the criminal justice system and employment. Tailored personalised care helps achieve positive outcomes by offering choice, creating independence and helping people build a better life. Services for mental health: Outreach services in more »

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 more »

Walworth Garden

Walworth Garden is a local Charity and Social Enterprise.  They provide environmental education, training in horticulture, garden maintenance services, workshops and courses including beekeeping. Mission Statement.  “To change lives by delivering excellent learning and horticulture therapy in an award winning garden that’s open to all.” You can support the local community by using the gardening services more »

Wheels for Wellbeing – Cycling

Wheels for Wellbeing is an award-winning charity supporting disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling, including people with mental health needs. Cycling can be easier than walking, a way to keep independent, fit and healthy, a mobility aid, and a useful form of everyday transport. Inclusive cycling means EVERYONE can cycle more »

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