Sound Minds is a user led charity and social enterprise transforming the lives of people experiencing mental ill health through participation in arts activities. We are a thriving community bound together by creativity and a shared belief in mutual support. Sound Minds success and our reputation for developing and managing innovative projects has only been possible because service users run the organisation. The majority of our staff, directors and volunteers originally came to receive the service they now help to provide. Our governing documents require that service users are not in a minority on our Management board.
South Asian Elderly Organisation (SAEO) operates a Day Centre 5 days a week which is staffed by a team of qualified staff and volunteers. The aim of the project is to provide an environment where elderly people of South Asian origin can meet and participate in activities that are appropriate for their needs.
South Bank Ramblers formed more than twenty years ago. The group has a diverse membership covering a range of ages and backgrounds. Although most members are based in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, others are drawn from a number of London boroughs or even further afield. A love of walking is the group's engine and focus; for some it is a pleasure, for others a passion.
As well as being a primary school, DKH is also part of South Camberwell Children’s Centre, which offers activities, information and support to families from pregnancy until their children are five years old. Sure Start Children’s Centres help parents and carers of under-fives to give their children the best possible start in life. We organise groups and activities, including Stay & Play, Little Cooks, Bookstart, Childminders’ only Drop-in, Holiday activities and coffee mornings. Most of our events are free. You can meet other parents, get help finding childcare or Early Years education and join the Parents Forum.
Since its founding in 1977, South London Islamic Centre has pioneered a number of very successful activities for the Muslim community and we are continually striving to improve our circumstances. Apart from the regular prayer, five times daily and madressah classes for our children, we were also currently providing facilities for the tuition of children in various core subjects such as Mathematics, English and science. The centre was providing free tuition to deserving children, meets burial costs for the needy and even provides help and emergency homes for homeless families.
Southbank Mosaics is a not for profit social enterprise bringing together world class mosaic artists such as Jo Thorpe, Tessa Hunkin and Susie Balazs with members of the general public. Southbank Mosaics runs an “Open Studio”, where artists, volunteers, school students and active citizens are trained in mosaic design and then help us to make public realm art works.
Southwark Carers provides information, advice and support to carers across the borough. We also aim to raise awareness of the rights and needs of carers in Southwark. We work in partnership with other local organisations to make sure that carers get as much support as possible.
We offer a wide variety of classes, both day and evening, including classes that develop practical skills.
Services for Turkish Cypriot and Turkish people in Southwark. Social and cultural activities for young and old and for those with disabilities.
Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers (SDCAS) seeks to help relieve poverty and distress, and to promote health and further education for asylum seekers and refugees. We aim to provide a wide range of holistic services which support, promote and secure the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in the London Borough of Southwark.
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.
The Southwark Irish Pensioners Project (SIPP) provides a lifeline to hundreds of elderly, vulnerable and isolated Irish people in Southwark. Their services are also available to non-Irish pensioners who live locally. They offer a drop-in day service, information and advice, and a community support service.
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.
SRCF was established by Refugee Community Organisations in Southwark to enable the voices of refugees themselves to be heard and to develop mutual support between newly arrived and more established communities.
Southwark Refugee Project is a well established voluntary organisation serving the refugee community in the London borough of Southwark since October 1991. SRP was created in October 1991 to help refugees and asylum seekers help themselves become independent members of the local community. SRP was created by refugees and is managed mainly by refugees.
STAG is a charitable project whose aim is to address inequalities experienced by Irish Travellers in Southwark and the surrounding area. STAG is grateful to be funded by the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Southwark Council’s Community Capacity Fund.
"Southwark.TV" is a Borough-wide open-access community media service created by Community TV Trust. It was initially funded by Southwark Council through the Education Department. It offers free webspace and support to local groups, schools and community organisations. Local media can link to local life, and the actual life of an individual, in a way that mainstream media cannot. Therein lies its power.
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.
SPARK is a free and confidential service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) young people aged 13-25 in Southwark. It is provided by METRO Youth and funded by LB Southwark Youth Service.