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.


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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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. more »

Emmaus Lambeth

Emmaus is a homelessness charity with a difference. We don’t just give people a bed for the night; we offer a home, meaningful work and a sense of belonging. In West Norwood there is accommodation and a workshop for refurbishing donated goods, and several shops selling on the goods at bargain prices.  Goods include clothes, furniture, washing 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 »

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 »

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 more »

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 more »

Merton & Lambeth Citizens Advice Bureau

Offers free face to face and telephone advice and information on a range of issues including benefits, housing, debt, consumer and employment rights. Assistance with information search and access to leaflets and other literature, the internet, etc. The service is confidential and independent.

Mosaic Clubhouse

Mosaic Clubhouse is part of a worldwide network of clubhouses that exist to provide support and opportunities to people living with a mental health condition. They also provide information and signposting for the wider Lambeth community who may be concerned about their own or others’ mental health. All their services are delivered in partnership with more »

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 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 »

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 more »

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 more »

Southwark Works

For people who need some extra support to find a job Southwark Works has a team of specialist employment advisers to help you. They provide personal, confidential, one-to-one support for unemployed residents who are experiencing challenges or difficulties in securing a job. This includes: People affected by welfare reform Ex-offenders or people with criminal records Young more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

Waterloo Job Shop

Jobs, Work Experience Placements, Apprenticeships: Waterloo Job Shop provides a local job brokerage service to unemployed residents of Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth. Their Services include: Job vacancies; work experience placements; Apprenticeships; Advice on finding work; Job preparation workshops; CV and cover letter writing service; Application form support; Interview techniques coaching; One to one advice and more »

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 more »

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 more »

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