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Beormund Community Centre

The Beormund is a charitable organisation and multi-use community centre providing a wide range of educational, training, social & cultural programmes and activities for the residents of Southwark, but particularly for people living in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. The Beormund Centre is a safe, welcoming and accessible place with community facilties to meet the needs of more »

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 more »

Brixton Recreation Centre

Following a number of refurbishments, Brixton Recreation Centre now boasts some of the best facilities available in London. Adults have a state of the art gym and fitness studios with 60+ group exercise classes every week. Under 16’s have a specialist children’s shokk gym, interactive dance mats, 3G football pitch, interactive studio and climbing wall. Activities more »

Carers Hub Lambeth

Overview A list of the core services that are available to carers: Older Carers Peer Support Groups The Older Carers Peer to Peer Support Group Project With… Enquiry Line Offering information, support and general advice Mental Health Carers’ Service We provide general information, advice, emotional support and… Learning Disabilities Service Support for Carers of people more »

Certitude

Certitude Certitude provides support for people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs and their carers. They are London-wide but have specific support in Lambeth and Southwark. Please look at the separate entries in our directory for Railton Road Centre, Mosaic Clubhouse, Solidarity in a Crisis, and Somali Project. Support offered for people with LEARNING DISABILITIES: 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 »

Clapham Park Project

Time Loving Care Scheme (TLC) This service offers support to people experiencing difficulty or  long-term health problems within Clapham Park area.  The service is provided by volunteers.  The service is for those who may not have family or friends  as support and those who may or may not  have a mental health issue to reduce the stress and isolation experienced during a more »

Clean Break – Centre For The Arts

  Clean Break was set up in 1979 by two women prisoners who believed that theatre could bring the hidden stories of imprisoned women to a wider audience. Still the only women’s theatre company of its kind today, Clean Break has remained true to these roots, continuing to inspire playwrights around the complex theme of 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 »

CoolTan Arts

CoolTan Arts is an award winning arts in mental health charity run by and for adults with mental distress. They believe that mental wellbeing is enhanced by the power of creativity. There’s something for everyone at CoolTan. They run a vibrant community arts centre in Walworth Road, Southwark, South London. They provide a friendly, safe and supportive 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 »

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 »

Dragon Cafe

Run by a charity and part of the Mental Fight Club Located in the Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, opposite Borough tube station, the Dragon Café offers people with mental health problems a wide range of creative and well-being activities including: Tai-Chi Dance Creative Groups Held in a welcoming friendly environment. All activities are Free and open to all. more »

Durning Library

A Public Library service that also has a Friends of the Durning Library voluntary organisation whose aims are to promote and support the development of the Library in Kennington and to assist in the provision of its services to the community. Various Events and Groups are on offer including : Reading Group  (normally meets on the last Tuesday more »

Eden Community Garden

Eden’s objective is to provide a green, tranquil, inner city space; a pleasant place for all to sit, play or garden. Its aim is to create and maintain a sustainable habitat for wildlife and promote bio-diversity by planting British native species and through organic gardening. Provides informal training in horticulture and  offers organic vegetable growing more »

Entelechy Arts

Entelechy Arts is a participatory arts company based in south east London. Entelechy works with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to produce high quality theatre, music, dance and video events and performances. The company is skilled in creating work which brings together people who wouldn’t usually meet. Working with our collaborative partners, the more »

Ferndale Community Sports Centre

Ferndale Community Sports Centre is home of some of the best five-a-side football pitches in South London. It is managed by Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) which is a charitable social enterprise. We also offer tennis and netball, indoor pavilion with activities room for keep fit classes.  

Flaxman Leisure Centre

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/places/flaxman-sports-centre.

GCFLearnFree

For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and more »

Guernsey Grove Community Association

This association offers African Caribbean and British older people in Lambeth a variety of activities including arts and crafts, home and hospital visiting, discussion groups and excursions. The service can also assist in completing forms, arranging funerals and offers individuals bereavement counselling. Anyone who is over the age of 65, vulnerable through frailty, loneliness, bereavement, more »

Jamyang Buddhist Centre

Tibetan Buddhist meditation and study centre which welcomes everyone of any faith or none. Offers a programme of meditation, relaxation and study, retreats, bookshop, library and yoga classes. Includes the Courthouse Community Centre which runs ‘Repaying the Kindness’ – a free programme of events for carers living in Southwark and Lambeth, including retreats, yoga and more »

Lambeth Chinese Community Association

The Association offers a range of services for the community in their centre at 69 Stockwell Road. They welcome everyone to join in and become a member (sliding scale of membership from £ 8 to £12 per year). Their services include a Tuesday lunch club and Tai Chi classes for members, a Saturday Chinese school 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 »

Library Services (Lambeth)

Mobile library allows you to borrow up to 15 items. There is a library stop within half a mile of every home. Home visit service visits individuals who are unable to travel, also visits residential homes offering a selection of books and cassettes for residents. To access home visit library service, just send your contact 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 »

Loughborough Farm: community food growing spaces

The Loughborough Farm is a community food growing project in Loughborough Junction. The aim is to build a network of growing spaces around Loughborough Junction on pieces of land that are currently derelict or underused. The food grown will be for local consumption and it is given away at the farm gate for a small donation. more »

Mary Macarthur Holiday Trust

The Mary Macarthur Holiday Trust helps to qualify applicants for financial assistance towards holidays for women in need of a holiday by reason of age, poverty, infirmity, disablement or social or economic circumstances.  Under the terms of The Trust, grants are only available to women over the age of 18, who have not had a holiday in recent more »

Mental Fight Club

The mission of the Mental Fight Club is to put on imaginative events for people of all mental experience. Their latest endeavour, The Dragon Café, is open every Monday, 12:00 – 8:30pm, except in August, when it is closed. The Dragon Cafe provides a simple, affordable, healthy menu each week, and a wide range of more »

Mind and Soul Community Choir

Mind & Soul Choir was founded as a way of promoting mental wellbeing and reducing some of the stigma surrounding mental illness through singing. The choir meets every Wednesday evening from 6pm till 7pm in the gym at the Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ. No experience at all is necessary – everyone can sing. more »

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 »

Moving Pieces Theatre

Moving Pieces is an unique physical theatre company which has pioneered an integrated approach to devising and performance based on personal narrative. Their model draws on the relationship between the body, movement, expressive arts and life experiences. Their work is informed by a variety of performance, artistic and psychotherapeutic practices including new and emergent ideas relating to neuroscience. Their model more »

Norwood Pensioners’ Group

The Norwood Pensioners’ Group was established in response to a need for local services for older people in the Norwood area. All activities take place at the Old Library, Knights Hill, West Norwood, SE27 and a light lunch is available. The project is run on a voluntary basis. Part of Lambeth Gateway Consortium. Activities on more »

Omnibus Clapham

Omnibus is a multi-arts centre in London, offering a mix of theatre, music, comedy, literature, film and visual arts, as well as family and free events. The in house productions focus on retelling classic tales with a contemporary twist. As a multi-arts venue, they are committed to combining art forms and providing vital support for emerging more »

Outside Edge Theatre

Outside Edge aims to change the lives of people affected by chemical addiction through theatre and drama. Through our work we support people affected by chemical addiction to reach and recognise their potential, find an identity and build skills and confidence in order to support recovery at all stages. Additionally, the company provides theatre productions of new work more »

Ovalhouse Theatre

Ovalhouse is a lively theatre and arts centre on the Kennington Oval, opposite the famous cricket ground.  For the past 50 years, Ovalhouse has been part of the London fringe, providing development and performance space to experimental, radical and overlooked artists. Today Ovalhouse is known for theatre, performance and participation that speaks to a world beyond more »

Paxton Green Time Bank

A time bank is a new and exciting way for people to come together to help others and help themselves at the same time. Participants ‘deposit’ their time in the bank by giving practical help and support to others and are able to ‘withdraw’ their time when they need something done themselves. Time banks measure and value all more »

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 – more »

Portugal Prints

Supported work scheme offering rehabilitation to people with mental health problems through creative and commercial work. Offers a holistic, tailor made support program: creative arts workshops, art psychotherapy, key working, commercial design work experience, training and volunteering opportunities. To join Portugal Prints you will need to have current contact with Mental Health Services, ie you will more »

Project Dare – Body Adoration

Project DARE! is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We run Drama and Art courses entitled “The DARE! Sessions” which helps people feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. They also work with individuals, within mental health bodies, public health arenas and educational settings. They support people as an early intervention and preventative measure to low more »

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 more »

Ramblers

National organisation working to promote walking and improve conditions for walkers. Safeguards Britain’s network of public pathways and the right to roam, and campaigns for increased access for walkers. Information on pathways and guided walks available. Can put you in touch with Ramblers’ groups across the country. Join a walk – we run hundreds of more »

Raw Sounds

Raw Sounds is a programme of music workshops for people with mental health needs, open to young people and adults between the ages of 16-65 accessing mental health services. Our approach seeks to connect with participants in a humanistic way, where the focus is on recognising people as unique, diverse and resilient individuals, and teach more »

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 »

Silver Fit – Lifelong Fitness

Fun and fitness sessions at Brockwell Park for people aged 45 and over whether you have never exercised before or are a seasoned pro.  Chance to meet new friends and get healthy doing it. Every Tuesday, 2pm at the cafe in Brockwell Park Also offer Pilates and Nordic walking.  

Social Inclusion, Hope and Recovery Project (SHARP)

SHARP provides a range of effective, time-limited, evidence based therapeutic interventions for people in Lambeth with mental health needs, particularly a psychosis. These are aimed to develop coping skills, resilience and confidence and to help people to get on with their lives. They are involved in researching and developing novel and innovative therapies and ways of more »

Sound Minds – the arts for mental health

User led charity and social enterprise.  Music, film making, visual arts, drama and poetry projects for mental health service users. Various bands established and live gigs organised. Provides accredited training courses for those planning to work in the performing arts. Referral required – referral form can be downloaded from the website.

Southbank Mosaics

Southbank Mosaics provides a studio where you can learn to make mosaics.  To get on a course you need to attend an interview and they have taster sessions for 2 hours free of charge.  If offered a place the cost is £10 per hour. The workshops provides an opportunity for people to be creative in a more »

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 more »

St. John’s Senior Citizens Project

St Johns Community Development Project is based in the heart of the community and aims to improve the lives of senior citizens through a range of activities and events. Our motto is “St Johns Senior Citizens Project is for fun, friendship and diversity” We provide a weekly social club and exercise session , a singing more »

Stockwell Good Neighbours

Stockwell Good Neighbours is an organisation for older adults who live in the Lambeth area which provides a wide range of social activities and projects to benefit people’s health and well-being and prevent social isolation.  There are currently 60 members, and most are of West Indian origin. They meet in the bright and busy cafe more »

Streatham Ice & Leisure Centre

Leisure centre with 25m swimming pool, ice rink, gymnasium, group exercises, lessons and courses.  Small café.

Streatham Library

Full library service.  Free computers for internet, email and word processing.  Foreign language books.  Room for hire.

Studio Upstairs

Studio Upstairs supports creative and personal recovery through arts practice. The majority of Studio members are people who have not found sufficient support within the mainstream health services. The Studio grants a safe social space where, in the medium to longer term, members can experience a sense of belonging. To be part of the community more »

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 »

Survivors Poetry

Survivors’ Poetry (SP)  is a survivor-led arts group for people who have experienced mental health issues, coordinating artistic activities using poetry to make connections between creativity and mental health.  SP uses poetry workshops, readings, performances, music, visual arts, publishing, recording and other arts activities by and for survivors of the mental health system as a 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 »

Tate South Lambeth Library

Free Library service.  Books available in Portuguese, Spanish and Polish.  Free computers.

The Woodlawns Centre + Streatham Darby & Joan Club

Woodlawns Centre provides a range of activities for older people. See web page for more details. They also offer space for hire.  The premises are available for Weddings (Ceremonies and Receptions), Seminars, Anniversaries, Conferences, Christenings, Parties, Meetings, Corporate Functions, or any other event you are planning. The Streatham Derby & Joan Club is a social 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 »

University of the Third Age (U3A) Norwood

The University of the Third Age (U3A) Norwood is a self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operative for older people who are no longer in full time work, usually over 50 years.  They provide opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but more »

Upper Norwood Library Free Computer and Internet Classes

Free Friendly and Relaxed Computer and Internet Classes at Upper Norwood Library. Their facilities consist of a computer lab and lap top classroom, with a 1-1 teacher/trainer. Provides a computer club atmosphere that is open to all adults. They particularly welcome : Retired people Carers Unemployed Mothers As well as those who simply wish to learn to use a computer, laptop, more »

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 »

Vassall Senior Citizens Association

Overview “Project Promotes Elderly Empowerment”.  Vassall Senior Citizens Association is a voluntary organisation aiming to help older people experience a sense of empowerment. The project provides opportunities for people aged 55 and over and within the Vassall Ward specifically, but generally offered to Lambeth Residents to get together to liase, access information, gain skills and represent 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 »

Waterloo Library

Waterloo Library has recently been refurbished and relocated to The Oasis Centre, opposite Lambeth North Tube, in a building shared with Oasis Hub Coffee Centre.  It is a self-service library, with Lambeth librarians on site every day for up to two hours.  It provides a range of lending services including books CD’s, DVDs and foreign language books.  It has free computer access more »

West Norwood Library

West Norwood Library is a small library but offers the usual library services. Facilities include Polish books and large print In 2017 the library will relocate to the Nettlefold Hall when it has been refurbished.

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 »

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.

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