Blenheim Lambeth – Drug & Alcohol Services

There are 4 services in Lambeth. 1. The Recovery Centre This new service has been developed to provide an open and welcoming space for those in recovery from substance misuse problems and for their families, friends and wider community. The Recovery Centre provides an opportunity for those in recovery to develop new social networks, gain advice 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 »

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 Forensic Mental Health Team (Lambeth)

Provides community-based assessment, treatment and care for Lambeth residents aged 18-65 years who have a history of offending and have mental health problems. The multi-disciplinary team of health and social care professionals include psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses, social workers and occupational therapists.   They work closely with the police, the public protection unit and the local Multi-Agency more »

Community Support Network South London (CSN) – Forensic Service

Forensic and community advocacy services for Lambeth residents using forensic mental health services, including those accessing independent advocacy under the provisions of the Mental Health Act. Covers the following forensic services: River House Medium Secure Unit (Spring, Norbury, Effra, Thames & Brook Wards), Chaffinch Ward at Orchard House and Ward in the Community; all at Bethlem more »

Diaspora Support Network

Mission Statement: The Diaspora Support Network’s (DSN) mission is to support the resettlement of foreign national detainees and unlock their potential to positively contribute, build and sustain their communities. DSN is a resource for individuals, businesses and communities in various nations, working towards resettlement through economic and social justice. It provides regular outreach workshops in Brixton 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 »

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 »

Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)

Assessment, treatment and management of people with personality disorders who are identified as presenting a high risk of causing serious harm to others, includes community team, community residential service and 15 bed medium secure unit. Aims to reduce and manage risk in the least restrictive environment possible, reduce personality pathology and associated suffering and distress, more »

Hibiscus Initiatives

The Female Prisoners Welfare Project (FPWP) is a charity which provides support for females of all ethnic origins and nationalities within the UK criminal justice system. Hibiscus is branch of the FPWP aimed at the special needs of foreign national women imprisoned in the UK and ensure that they understand the British Criminal Justice system more »


INQUEST  is a small charitable organisation with a staff team of eight and the only organisation in England and Wales that provides a specialist, comprehensive advice service to bereaved people, lawyers, other advice and support agencies, the media, MPs and the wider public on contentious deaths and their investigation. Their casework priorities are deaths in more »

Metropolitan: De Crespigny Park

Our service at De Crespigny Park is for 18 to 65 year-old Southwark residents with a forensic mental health diagnosis who receive support from the High Support Rehab Team. De Crespigny Park comprises 12 self-contained one-bedroom flats with a shared garden and communal areas. Staff are on-site at all times and keyworkers meet at least more »


Works to prevent crime and to promote the care and resettlement of offenders in the community and community involvement in crime prevention. Provides services such as housing and training for employment to people caught up in the criminal justice system, or at risk of becoming so. Help and advice to ex-offenders and their families. Free more »


Pecan is a Christian organisation started by local churches in Peckham. We help people who face seemingly impassable barriers to find a way through, to re-write their futures, to flourish. We work with the most vulnerable people in the Peckham community – including ex-offenders and their families, people living with mental health issues and the more »


Supported accommodation for men who are ex-offenders with mental health problems to help them resettle in the community and not re-offend.  Referrals by professionals only. Services and programmes include: floating and residential support; private residential services; employment, training and education; and alternatives to prison and breaking the cycle of crime. Clients are people who are more »

Personal Support Unit PSU

The PSU is a charity for people facing court alone.  Many thousands of people find they must represent themselves in court during life-changing situations: divorce, contact with their children, eviction, and trying to recover debts. The PSU helps people to represent themselves more effectively in civil and family cases and tribunals. Their free, instant-access service more »


One of the leading registered providers of social housing in the UK, providing support and affordable housing to people of all ages and circumstances throughout England.  Riverside provides: affordable homes to rent for singles, couples and families care and support for older people, those at risk of homelessness and other people facing significant challenges in 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 »

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.

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 »


Head office of national organisation providing community based services including residential care, supported accommodation and community support, day services, services for people involved in the criminal justice system, training and information. Together also aims to work for positive change in mental health legislation and practice. Too many people pass through the criminal justice system without 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 »

WISH – A voice for women’s mental health

Established in 1987, Wish is a national, user-led charity working with women with mental health needs in prison, hospital and the community. They provide independent advocacy, emotional support and practical guidance at all stages of a woman’s journey through the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems. Wish is the only national mental health charity just for more »

Youth Offending Service (Lambeth)

The Lambeth Youth Offending Service (LYOS) works with young people that get into trouble with the law. They look into the background of a young person and try to help them stay away from crime. Help young people at the police station if they’re arrested Help young people and their families at court Supervise young people more »

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