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Equinox Care
Our goal is to help people with multiple needs and exclusions to recover from those problems that are keeping them marginalised. We seek to offer them the chance to take back control of their own lives and to move back into the mainstream. Equinox exists to provide support, care and recovery to people who are challenged by exclusion, marginalisation and a range of needs for special assistance such as mental health problems and substance misuse.
Ethnic Health Foundation
EHF was founded in 2002 to engage the black and minority ethnic communities in training, health improvement and disease prevention. The formation was occasioned by issues around general health of Black and Minority Ethnic Communities (BMEC) particularly African and African-Caribbean communities which include the statistical increase in admission of young and elderly men and women to acute care setting (hospital) with non-communicable diseases as a result of lack of information, health education and awareness.
Everyman Project
Offers a counselling programme for men who want to change their violent and/or abusive behaviour. Also offers a telephone advice line for anyone concerned about a man’s behaviour. Holds meetings in south and north London. They run a 30 week therapeutic counselling programme designed to challenge, educate, inform, support and help men who have issues with their angry, violent or abusive behaviours and want to change them.
Families Anonymous
Families Anonymous is a world-wide fellowship of family members and friends affected by another’s abuse of mind-altering substances, or related behavioural problems.
Families Together London
Families Together London provides a listening ear for parents and other family members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. The people who run the organisation are all in similar circumstances and some of them may have experienced similar emotions. They listen and talk in complete confidence about how they feel, and have been able to learn from one another and gain an understanding of a range of complex issues.
Family Mosaic – Ivydale Road
Ivydale Road is a two year transitional service which offered tailored support to adults with learning disabilities who have individual budgets. We also support customers to manage their budgets and can assist with the supporting planning process.
Family Rights Group
Family Rights Group’s goal is to enable children to be raised safely and thrive within their family and community. Established in 1974, we support families whose children are involved with, or require, local authority services because of welfare needs or concerns. Families who contact us are often struggling, and scared their child may be removed. Our advice service helps them to understand their rights and options, get the support they need to prevent problems escalating into a crisis and to work constructively with local authorities. This is key to keeping children safe at home and avoiding unnecessary removal into care.
Family Services UK
We are a charity based in Deptford, South East London SE8 providing low-cost therapy to individuals and families, walk-in counselling without appointment to those in crisis, as well as support groups, parenting workshops, psycho-educational programmes and activities to improve mental health wellbeing.
Freedom from Torture
Freedom from Torture, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, has been working for more than 30 years to provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK, as well as striving to protect and promote their rights. Since its inception, over 50,000 individuals have been referred for help.
Gendered Intelligence
Gendered Intelligence work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; they particularly specialise in supporting young trans people under the age of 21. Gendered Intelligence deliver trans youth programmes, support for parents and carers, professional development and trans awareness training for all sectors and educational workshops for schools, colleges, Universities and other educational settings.
Headway SELNWK
As well as campaigning for greater awareness of brain injury, we provide a number of support services for those with, or affected by, brain injury
Home-Start Southwark
Home-Start is the UK’s leading family support organisation. Our approach is simple. We provide trained volunteers with parenting experience to help any parent, with at least one child under five, who is finding it hard to cope.
“I Choose to Smile” is an MS and disability support group with the aim to involve, educate and socialise.
In Control
A national charity to help create a fairer society where everyone needing additional support has the right, responsibility & freedom to control that support through personalisation.
Independent Age
Independent Age is a registered charity offering an information and advice service for older people, their families and carers. The advice line offers advice on social care, welfare benefits and befriending services. The charity also provides befriending services to older people in their own homes to help alleviate loneliness and social exclusion. Independent Age also campaigns for the rights of older people.
Integrated Psychological Therapy Team (Southwark)
This is a specialist psychological therapy service (secondary care) that provides assessment, care and treatment for people aged 18-65 who have a severe mental illness and live in the London borough of Southwark.
Jewish Care
JEWISH CARE is the largest health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London and the South East. We run over 70 centres and services, caring for more than 7,000 people and their families every week.
Kairos Community
At Kairos Community Trust we are dedicated to helping homeless men and women with drug and alcohol problems. We do this through our detox and rehab programmes and our network of 28 supported move-on houses, almost all of which are in south London.
Kongolese Centre for Information & Advice (KCIA) exists to promote the welfare of all refugees, asylum seekers and ethnic minority from French, Portuguese and Lingala speaking community groups living, working or studying within the London region.
A new project initially for women over 70 to help them support one another, offer advice on practical matters and help them move forward in a safe environment. Aims to be both restorative and informative. Groups held at Southwark Pensioners Centre.