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Specsavers Heathcall – Home Visiting Opticians
Specsavers Healthcall specialise in home eye care services, from eye tests and dispensing of glasses to a comprehensive aftercare service. Their mobile opticians will conduct eye tests at your home free of charge, as the NHS covers the cost if you are unable to get to a high street optician unaided.
SSAFA Forces Help – Soldiers, Sailors Airforce Assc
SSAFA provides lifelong support to those who are serving or who have ever served in the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, and their families. SSAFA has been serving the Armed Forces community for more than 125 years. We are continually updating what we do to ensure we meet the changing needs of servicemen and women, veterans and their families.
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 Care is an award winning registered charity based in Southwark, London. Its work focuses on prevention of strokes by working closely with other agencies to raise awareness in local communities, as well as rehabilitation services and support to improve the quality of life of those affected by stroke, and other related debilitating ill health.
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.
Telecare and community alarms
Telecare can help older, disabled, and vulnerable people live independently, safely and securely at home, whilst providing reassurance for carers.
Tennis2Be
Tennis2bee are a London-based tennis group who make tennis an accessible sport.
The Haven
The Haven is a Registered Care Home which is a sanctuary for 26 men with long-term alcohol dependency. Many of our residents have experience of street homelessness and many have suffered from untreated illnesses and injuries, as well as the long term effects of poor diet and the mental health conditions associated with chronic alcoholism. The Haven provides a stable environment where our residents can make positive changes in their health, well-being and personal lives.
The Maypole Project
The Maypole Project provides a lifeline of support for children with complex medical needs and their whole family. We support many children with life threatening, life limiting illnesses and their families every year across South East London. The Maypole Project provides unique emotional support that is ongoing, flexible, responsive, professional and confidential. Each family is supported by one of our key workers who are specifically trained and supervised to offer emotional support, which ranges from befriending to counselling or therapy. This can be offered to whole families, one to one, couples, groups, and also extends into provision of information, advice and advocacy.
Veterans UK
Veterans UK administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service. We also provide welfare support for veterans through a national Veterans Welfare Service and veterans helpline facility. Veterans UK is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and was created in 2007 to help ex-service personnel get appropriate support from government, local authorities, independent bodies and the charity sector.
Walking Sticks
If you think a walking stick, or other walking equipment, would help you move around more safely, you can contact us.
Wellbeing Books
High quality self help books which are available to be borrowed free of charge in every Southwark library.