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Services for Turkish Cypriot and Turkish people in Southwark. Social and cultural activities for young and old and for those with disabilities.
Southwark Disablement Association
SDA is an organisation of people with seen and unseen disabilities which supports disabled people to live independently and achieve their full potential. SDA exists to ensure that disabled people have access to society as a whole and are socially included, having the right to be full and active members of the communities we live in through choice and self determination.
Southwark Free Gym and Swim
Free swim and gym sessions form part of Southwark Council’s Fairer Future Promise to make it easier for the borough’s residents to get healthy. From 29 July 2016 all borough residents will be able to use the swim and gym facilities for free in six of the borough’s leisure centres, operated by Southwark Council in partnership with Everyone Active.
Southwark Home Library Service
The home library service is free for Southwark residents who are not able to get to their local library. Once a month library staff will deliver library items directly to a resident’s home, or to their sheltered unit or nursing home. This service is ideal for those with disabilities (children and adults), older people and their carers, and people who cannot visit the library due to accident or illness.
Southwark Parent Carers Council
We are the parent carer forum for Southwark - and we want to achieve the best local services for children and young people aged 0-25 with disabilities/additional needs and their families. We are working with partners in education, health and social care to give families a say in the design and provision of services. Our parent reps are now involved in workstreams with Southwark Council on the new SEND Reforms.
Southwark Resource Centre
SRC is designed to provide specialist support for those with complex needs, whilst offering more choices to help less disabled service users and older people live as active citizens in their community.
Southwark Resource Centre
The Southwark Resource Centre (SRC) is a new building in the heart of Walworth and one of the first developments of the new Aylesbury Estate. The SRC is a council building with services covering Reablement, Day respite and long term support for adults with physical disabilities. It is designed to provide specialist support for those with complex needs, whilst offering more choices to help less disabled service users and older people live as active citizens in their community.
Spare Tyre, Theatre Without Prejudice
Spare Tyre is one of the UK’s leading participatory arts charities. We have nearly 40 years experience of producing bold and powerful theatre with voiceless communities. We use performing and digital arts to challenge prejudice and to realise equality, diversity and accessibility. Our arts practice is based on meaningful engagement, care and communication. It focuses on what people can do and supports individuals and communities by enabling their unheard stories to be told, shared and celebrated. A multi-sensory, multi-artform approach is used across all of our work.
Community centre offering a variety of activities including a Friday drop-in for anyone living locally. Groups for carers, toddlers, also dance and crafts groups.
Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones is an independent special school with charitable status. The school, having first established itself as a first class provider of care and education for young people with hemiplegia, now makes provision for children on the autistic spectrum, for those with acute or chronic medical conditions, with a range of physical disabilities and those youngsters whose mental and/or emotional health is at risk. Stepping Stones also run weekly sessions in Cooking, Keep Fit, Drama, Dance Music and Art.
Stroke Association
We provide high quality, up-to-date stroke information for stroke patients, their families and carers. Every year there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK. That's one stroke every three and a half minutes. Most people affected are over 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children and even babies.
Stroke Club
Time and Talents Stroke Club has been set up 15 years ago to meets the needs of those who have had a stroke and their carers. The club runs a weekly programme of activities which is decided by members. It's a weekly self-help group which takes place during term time for survivors of stroke and their carers.
Surrey Docks Farm
Provides educational and practical opportunities for all people in the local community and beyond to learn about farming, food production, animal care, horticulture, crafts, cooking and nutrition. Surrey Docks Farm is a unique environment, used by a wide cross section of the community, making it an ideal setting for educational and environmental activities throughout the year.
Tennis2Be
Tennis2bee are a London-based tennis group who make tennis an accessible sport.
The National Autistic society
The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. We currently support 100,000 people a year. We know we make a positive difference to their lives and we want to do the same for even more of the 700,000 people in the UK living with autism.
Thrive
Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This therapy is known as social and therapeutic horticulture - the process of working with plants to improve physical and psychological health, and communication and thinking skills. It is also uses the garden as a safe and secure environment in which to develop an individual’s ability to socialise, make friends, and gain practical skills that make them more independent and self-reliant.
Tourism for All
Tourism for All UK is a national charity dedicated to standards of world class tourism which are welcoming to all. Tourism for All UK contains the knowledge gained over the past 35 years in providing information to the public, especially to people with disabilities, on where their specific access needs can be met so that they can fully participate in travel and leisure.
Walworth Garden Farm
Walworth Garden Farm is a local Charity providing environmental education, training in horticulture, garden maintenance services, workshops and courses including beekeeping. There are a range of courses and activities open to all. Environmental Education courses are available for local schools, wildlife clubs and youth groups. A Horticultural Therapy group runs for people with learning disabilities, basic skills and mental health issues.
Waterfront Leisure Centre
The Waterfront Leisure Centre is a fantastic all round sport and leisure facility located in South East London. It boasts a 100 plus station gym with the latest cardiovascular and resistance machines. The new strength gym is now open and has the latest Hammer Strength equipment and is the perfect place for an all round work out.