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 more »

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 »

Abbotstone Law

Abbotstone Law is run by four industry leading practitioners specialising in mental health and capacity law. Their leadership team has over 30 years of combined experience in client representation and unrivalled experience understanding the challenges and opportunities of operating within the legal aid framework. Their mental health solicitors advise clients who are detained under the Mental Health more »

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 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 »

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 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 »


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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 more »

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 more »

Every Pound Counts Lambeth

They offer advice to help you find out what benefits you’re entitled to, and how to access them. You may qualify for advice from the Every Pound Counts Service. If you do not qualify you can get advice from One Lambeth Advice. Every Pound Counts is available to the following Lambeth residents: people with disabilities 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 »

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 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 »

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 more »

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. We 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 more »

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 more »

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. Our role is to engage and assess homeless people with severe mental health problems and to refer them on to local mainstream services.  We do not provide care coordination and we are not a housing team. The 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 »

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 more »

Jewish Care

We are the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the UK. Every week, we give care and support to 7,000 members of the community and their families. We provide services to: Older people People with mental health needs Holocaust survivors People with dementia People who care for others who more »

Kairos Community Trust ( Detox hostel )

The John Kitchen Centre at Linden Grove is a first-stage residential detox hostel for men and women who have found their lives unmanageable due to the destructive effects of addiction to alcohol and drugs. Our priority is those who are homeless. We aim to provide a supportive, non-judgemental, safe, sober and clean environment where individuals more »

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 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 »

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. more »

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 more »

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 provides specialist support and care services to people with a variety of needs. They have been supporting people across London and the South East for almost forty years and are committed to developing their support and care services. They work with each  individual to take control, achieve their goals and aspirations, and move towards a positive, independent more »

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 more »

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 more »


NYAS is a UK charity providing socio-legal services. We offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers throughout England and Wales.  NYAS provides specialist legal advice and assistance. NYAS is a Legal Services Commission provider. Through these services NYAS provides more »


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 more »

Psychosis Community Service – Southwark Central (CMHT)

The Psychosis Community Service (Southwark Central) provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. They are available to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark and already receive treatment for mental illness more »

Psychosis Community Service – Southwark North East (CMHT)

The team provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. They are available to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark (North East) who already receive care and treatment for mental more »

Psychosis Community Service – Southwark North West (CMHT)

Psychosis Community Service (North West) provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. They are available to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark (North West) who already receive care more »

Psychosis Community Service – Southwark South (CMHT)

Psychosis Community Service  (South Southwark) provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. They are available to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark who already receive care and treatment for more »

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; more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

Support Needs Assessment & Placement (SNAP) Team

Provides main gateway to housing related support services funded by the Supporting People Programme. Access housing related support for people and refer to Supporting People funded services to enable them to live more independently. People who can recive support include those with mental health or substance misuse issues, ex-offenders and older people.

Thames Reach – Central Office

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

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 more »

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: more »

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 more »

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