Afro-Asian Advisory Service

They are an independent voluntary organisation based in the London Borough of Southwark providing a free specialist legal service to anyone regardless of nationality or ethnic origin. More than 2,500 people a year use the service, including people from Africa, The Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South East Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Services The Afro-Asian more »

AL-HASANIYA Morroccan Women’s Centre

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre serves the needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in London and the UK. Their aim is to provide support in all matters concerning the health, welfare, education and cultural needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families. They seek to encourage and help clients access mainstream services and more »

ASHA Projects

A service for South Asian women which works to end violence against women and girls. Accepts self referrals and agency referrals. Please contact them for confidential advice and information. They can also offer secure, temporary accommodation. Refuges Asha offers secure, temporary accommodation for South Asian women and children fleeing violence. Women who come to us stay in more »

Basaira Elderly Asian Centre

Basaira provides support and activities to mainly older Asian  people and a monthly lunch club.  See website for full details of services provided.   They are part of Lambeth Gateway Seniors- a consortium of six voluntary organisations providing support and activities for older people in Lambeth.

CIO Indian Mental Health in the UK

Website providing information about mental health and services and support available to Asian minorities in the UK.  There is little information on this website at this stage.

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 »

Domestic Violence Intervention Project

They run services for men who have been violent to their partner, and for women who have suffered domestic violence.  They support parents and children affected by domestic violence.  They work with people across London, from all walks of life. With nearly 20 years of experience, they aim to help people end the cycle of 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 »

Family Matters

 Family Matters works to help relieve the mental and physical distress of children, adolescents and adults who have been victims of abuse, including sexual abuse and rape, together with their non-abusing family members and partners, and thus help to: Break the cycle of abuse. Reduce the incidence of suicide and self-harm amongst survivors. Reduce the pain, suffering 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 »

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 »

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 »

Lambeth Asian Centre

Lambeth Asian Centre (LAC)  have been supporting Lambeth’s over 50’s for 17 years.   They run a  drop in session at Wood Lawns Day Centre in Streatham  every Wednesday between 1-4 pm. During the afternoon they organise activities, such as computer lessons, yoga and music, provide snacks and can offer practical and emotional support 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 »

Lambeth Elderly Association from Vietnam

A day centre aimed at the older people from the Chinese and Vietnamese communities. The centre provides lunch, range of social and recreational activities, translating services, befriending and home visiting services. Please note that transport can be provided for older people with mobility problems.  Languages spoken include Cantonese and Vietnamese. How to contact:  Drop in, more »

Lambeth Somali Community Association

The aim of the Association is to address the welfare, social, cultural and development needs of the Somali people. This Association offers advice on housing, welfare rights, health, immigration, employment and training for the Somali community. In addition you can get help to access health and social services as well as translating/interpreting services. Home visiting 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 »

London Irish Centre

Advice drop-in centre for the Irish community and newly arrived in London offering a variety of social and cultural activities including an alcohol-free social club and an elders day centre and outreach service. Also a runs a volunteering programme and survivors project. Advice service offers assistance with issues including housing, welfare benefits, repatriation, debt and more »

London Irish LGBT Network

The London Irish LGBT Network provides a safe, inclusive, knowledgeable and social space for all Irish LGBT people in London. The Network offers an opportunity to meet like-minded people. In short, we’re a unique organisation in London, celebrating, representing and campaigning on behalf of Irish LGBT culture and linking us to the wider Irish community more »

Mind Yourself (for Irish people in London)

Mind Yourself  supports Irish people in London who want to improve or maintain their physical or mental health. They do this by providing health related one-to-one support (information, advice and advocacy), accompaniment to health-related appointments and group activities. You can refer yourself or you can refer a friend, family member or a client if you more »

Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre

Nafsiyat offers short-term  intercultural therapy to people from diverse backgrounds who live in Islington, Enfield, Camden and Haringey.  People coming from other boroughs must obtain funding from their local NHS trust or fund themselves.  Self referral and agency referrals in writing only, an online referral form is available. They provide therapy in 22 languages.  Individual and 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 »

Peckham Befrienders

Peckham Befrienders is for Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) people (aged 18-65yrs) who are currently receiving care from SLaM The aims/objectives of Peckham Befrienders are to increase the social networks of the service users. They do this by providing a space for Service Users and Befrienders to form friendships within a befriending framework. They operate more »

Portuguese Community Centre

The Centre offers a range of services to support the Lusophone community integrate into UK life and work.  Their primary aim is to improve the economic wellbeing and quality of life of Portuguese speakers in the local community.  This includes people from Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Sau Tome e Principe and more »

Solas Anois – Irish Women’s Domestic Violence Project

Offers refuge for Irish women and children experiencing domestic violence. Telephone advice, counselling and group support. Provides advice and information on issues such as re-housing, welfare rights, children’s services, emotional support for residents.

Somali Project

Certitude’s Somali Project is an award winning service that supports people from the Somali Community in Lambeth. The Service, formerly a Social Inclusion Project, supported people with housing, tenancy, benefits and advocacy. Responding to ever changing needs The Somali Project now connects people who are isolated or have mental health needs to: increase natural support more »

South Asian Community Mental Health Service (AMARDEEP)

A community-based assessment, treatment and advice service for people from the South Asian community living in Lambeth, aged 18-65, who have a range of mental health and complex social care problems. Their aim is to provide care for people in the South Asian community who, for cultural or language reasons are unable, or who refuse, to more »

South London Family Centre

Provides a wide range of services to all members of the community, with the focus on the family and its members. Services include: Family mediation Home and school mediation Counselling Supported or Supervised child contact They serve people from multiethnic and culturally diverse background and provide a range of mediation and counselling services for men, 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 »

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 »

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 »

Vietnamese Mental Health Services

Offers information, advice and emotional support, including information on housing and benefits, outreach to visit people at home, informal counselling, drop-in day centre, training about mental health and advocacy for court and mental health tribunals.  Also offer support for carers and children of people with mental health needs. Drop-in sessions held in Greenwich (Thursday), Tower Bridge (Wednesday) more »

Waterloo Community Counselling

They have been providing counselling and psychotherapy to people in London for more than 20 years. They help people resolve emotional issues, reduce anxiety and depression, and gain self-confidence. They offer individual and couple counselling in English and individual and group counselling for members of black and minority ethnic communities. The service was originally set up as a charity more »

White Eagle Club

The White Eagle Club, located on Balham High Road halfway between Balham and Tooting Bec, is a centre for all local Polish people.  It organises activities, outings and seminars, and has a restaurant (open seven days a week) serving Polish cuisine with European variations.

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