Community Service Guide
Please see a Community & Service guide provided by Lambeth talking therapies.
London’s centralised source for care and community services and information. The directory contains thousands of services in London and gives you direct access to them. It also contains a wealth of information and guidance on how to source local services and pay for them. Through CarePlace, councils across London are empowering communities to have greater say in the care they receive.
Your Care, Your Way
Lambeth has a wide range of community and local services to improve your health and wellbeing such as social care providers, voluntary groups, community organisations and other specialist care providers. “Your Care, Your Way” is an online directory to these services. The organisations and companies provide comprehensive social care services and advice for residents and those working in the borough.
If you are looking for anything from a personal assistant to fun activities and events in your area, then you can search for and locate these within the directory.
Lambeth and Southwark Mind Directory of Mental Health Services
The directory contains details of more than 600 organisations and services available to people living in Lambeth and Southwark. Some are local, some are London-wide and some are national.
Whether you are suffering from mental health difficulties yourself, or you have a friend or family member who is struggling, you can use this directory to find support.
Abbevilles is a catering business running a restaurant and thriving outside catering service. We work with people with mental health and/or learning difficulties, giving them an opportunity to experience the pressures and responsibilities of working life. The aim of Abbevilles is to prepare the members of the workforce for part or full-time employment in a mainstream catering environment.
We provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives. Each year we reach out and support over 65,000 individuals through our services and information/advice publications. We also work in partnership with research organisations and campaign for new developments to tackle key issues.
Carers Hub Lambeth
They are a partnership of local charities working together to provide vital services to carers in Lambeth
Crossroads Care – South Thames, Age UK Lambeth and Disability Advice Service Lambeth (DASL) are the main partners in a consortium which has been commissioned by Lambeth Council to provide key services identified in the Lambeth Carers’ Strategy 2008 – 2013.
They are working closely with carers, Lambeth Council, NHS Lambeth and voluntary and community organisations to develop and deliver the Carers’ Hub.
Castle Arts is a voluntary mental health arts organisation set up in 1999, which aims to promote participation in and understanding of the arts and mental health to members and non-members.
Castle Arts provides arts, educational, cultural, media and training services to its members. Membership is available currently to members of Blackfriars Work Centre and Castle Resource, Together Working for Wellbeing.
Community Support Network
In 1996, it obtained funding for an advocate, who worked 28 hours a week at the local psychiatric hospitals. Now it provides in-patient, community and forensic advocacy services and involves volunteers as befrienders for people with mental health problems in the community. Advocacy exists to empower and enable service users to have more say in their treatment and care and to exercise their rights.
To advance the education of the public, in particular persons who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress and those suffering or who have suffered from the effects of mental illness and mental health problems living in the greater london area through the use and promotion of art and artistic and creative activities.
DASL is an independent Disabled People’s Organisation set up in 2001 which works with disabled and older people and carers in Lambeth. Our main services are:
- Advice and Advocacy for disabled and older People and adults with long term illnesses (provided as part of the Lambeth Resolve consortium)
- Advice and Information for Carers (provided as part of the Carers’ Hub Lambeth consortium)
- Direct Payments Support Service
- Lambeth Stroke Peer Support Network
Every Pound Counts
Every Pound Counts offers a free benefits check and advice to ensure you claim your full benefits entitlement.
First Step Trust
First Step Trust (FST) is a charity that provides real work, training and employment opportunities for people excluded from ordinary working life because of mental health problems or other disabilities or disadvantages.
Holistic Community Care
Specialist Domiciliary Care: Mental Helath Older Adults, Sensory Impairment, Minority Ethnic We aim to provide a service – * where the highest standards of care are provided * the rights and welfare of service users and their carers are protected We start with the service user as an individual with strengths, preferences and aspirations and put them at the centre of identifying their needs, and making choices about what, who, how and when they are supported to live their life independently. Our objective is to make service users smile with satisfaction. Established 1995, we are a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered 2-star rating, EXOR Certificate of Accreditation, Membership of United Kingdom Home Care Association, City & Guilds training centre (Investor In People; recognised since June 2008), full insurance liability cover.
Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group
The mission of the Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group is ‘to improve the health and reduce health inequalities of Lambeth people and to commission the highest quality health services on their behalf’
Lambeth LINk is one of 150 independent networks of local people and organisations created by the Department of Health in England to give everyone the chance to say what they think about their local health and social care service – WHAT’S WORKING WELL AND WHAT’S NOT. Any Lambeth resident or organisation can join and it is independent of statutory authorities such as the NHS Lambeth and Lambeth Council.
Lambeth and Southwark Mind
Lambeth and Southwark Mind is a mental health charity, affiliated to National Mind. It is run by staff and volunteers who have experience of using mental health services and are survivors of their own mental health issues.
As an organisation we support people to enable and change their lives. We believe we are best placed to encourage change as we are an organisation that has lived experience at every level. Empowering people by providing information and signposting to relevant mental health services and support.
In addition to our Information Serivce, we also run a Peer Support Group, Southwark Women’s Forum, Southwark User Council and Hearing Voices group based in Southwark.
If you would like to become a member, or donate, please visit our website www.lambethandsoutwarkmind.org.uk for more details.
Low Cost Counselling List
The following is a list of London-based counselling organisations that offer free or low cost counselling. It is not comprehensive – there are other options to be found. Many organisations operate a means-related sliding scale of fees or ask for a donation. Some have a waiting list for concessionary places that you can join. Your doctor may also be able to put you in touch with a qualified counsellor.
Mosaic Clubhouse is an opportunity centre for individuals recovering from mental ill health. Individuals who use the Clubhouse volunteer to work in partnership with the staff team to manage the day to day running of the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse assists it’s members towards their recovery by providing routes back into paid employment, educational classes leading to nationally recognised qualifications and the chance to increase social networks through their participation in the evening and social programmes.
NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website. It provides a comprehensive health information service that puts you in control of your healthcare.
The website helps you make choices about your health, from decisions about your lifestyle, such as smoking, drinking and exercise, to finding and using NHS services in England.
NHS Choices includes around 20,000 regularly updated articles. There are also hundreds of thousands of entries in more than 50 directories that you can use to find and choose health services in England.
NHS South East London
NHS South East London was established on 1 April 2011 and is a partnership of Primary Care Trusts in Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark Primary Care Trusts and Bexley Care Trust. This change has been made as part of delivering the Government’s reforms to the NHS.
NHS South East London covers a population of 1,568,000, which is projected to grow by 1.7 % by 2018. There are four acute hospital trusts, two of which are Foundation Trusts, two mental health Foundation Trusts, and a diverse and active community sector. An Academic Health Sciences Centre consisting of Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s, South London and Maudsley and King’s College London has also been formed. There are 271 GP practices and six community care providers, five of which are integrating (or have integrated) with local NHS providers and one is becoming a social enterprise.
Paxton Green Time Bank
Based on the Rushey Green model, PGTB quickly outgrew the Health Centre and is now based on a nearby estate. Also they take referals from the staff team at the centre they are also open to anyone who lives or works in the area. They have several organisation members who work together to share resources and avoid replication of activities locally. They frame all our activities around the Five Ways to Wellbeing, and have a monthly calendar of group and social oppourtunites. All activity is coproduced and member led.
Redspot Healthcare Group offers a range of healthcare recruitment services to clients that require innovative, cost effective and high quality temporary staffing solutions to meet all needs and budgets. While we work with many of our clients on a contractual basis where we can anticipate staffing requirements, there’s always the unforeseen emergency – and our 24 hour service means that we can find the right, skilled healthcare professional at any time of the day or night.
SHARP stands for Social Inclusion, Hope and Recovery Project. It is a small multidisciplinary team of highly skilled professionals that provide interventions. These interventions have a solid research evidence base but are poorly implemented within standard care. The team provides psychological (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family and Motivational Interventions) and social (Social Inclusion, Healthy Living Programme) interventions. These interventions aim to increase social inclusion and facilitate recovery.
SHP provides innovative accommodation and support services to 5,000 of London’s most vulnerable people. We provide supported accommodation for homeless people facing social exclusion, giving them the specialist support they need to find stability and move on in their lives. We also provide a range of floating support services to help clients maintain their own tenancies, promote independent living, social and economic wellbeing and greater inclusion in the wider community.
SLAM NHS Foundation Trust
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK. They also provide substance misuse services for people who are addicted to drugs and / or alcohol. Their services include the Maudsley Hospital and Bethlem Royal Hospital. They work closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. They are part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.
SLaM Twig Operations
Promoting, providing and enabling best practice in service user involvement for the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and beyond. “A powerful weapon for positive change, engaged in the front lines of extending opportunities, improving services, and transforming lives.”
Each year Southside Partnership supports around 1300 people, with mental health support needs and learning disabilities, to lead more independent lives.
They have close to 40 services, in ten local authority areas around Greater London and Surrey, that focus on meeting the needs of people at each stage of their path towards achieving a more satisfying life. Our service user customers are at the heart of all that we do and inspire us to innovate and create greater choices for them.
Southwest Lambeth Timebank
They work to build a vision of an economy fuelled by co-production that works for people, giving equality of access to opportunity for all.
To do this they have three clear roles: HELPING, THINKING & DOING.
Stand To Reason.
Service led user organisation working with and for people with mental ill health, raising awareness, fighting prejudice, establishing rights and achieving equality, particularly in the workplace.
Status Employment assists people with disabilities and mental health problems in finding and retaining paid employment.
We do this by finding out your skills and aspirations and supporting you into work or to move closer to work through education, training, paid work or volunteering.
Timebank Lambeth South Central
Time bank Lambeth South Central is delivered by mental health staff. The membership consists of combination of service users, carers and local residents. Giving people the same opportunities as everyone else in the world, in developing social networks and gaining employment opportunities and to support the development of time banking within Southside Partnership services and Slam.
Thames Reach is a London- based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Their vision is to end street homelessness
Time To Change Campaign
Time to Change aims to:
- Improve public attitudes towards people with mental health problems by 5%
- Reduce discrimination by 5%
- Reduce the number of areas of life in which people experience discrimination
- Increase the confidence and ability of people with mental health problems to address discrimination
- Improve the social capital of people with mental health problems
We offer a wide variety of support to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues. The services we can provide range from one-to-one support in the community to supported accommodation and making sure people understand and are able to express their needs in their dealings with official bodies.
We now work with 4,000 adults every month at 80 projects throughout England. You can find your nearest service using our service finder.
Community based high care and support service for people with mental health needs that provides an enhanced level of support for service users either: living independently in their own homes, enabling users in residential care homes to develop skills to move on, support for users discharged from hospital to prevent their re-admission.