Scots care – Services for people of Scottish heritage living in London
we offer a range of services – from grants and training to housing and social events – to Scots and children of Scots living within 35 miles of Charing Cross.
Aaina Women’s Group
Support, information and signposting for Black Minority Ethnic and refugee women and their children. Includes welfare rights, housing, immigration, domestic violence, health, educational opportunities and training. Interpreting service. CV preparation and help with gaining employment. Parenting support. Health and fitness class, with creche. Sewing class Thursday 10am-12 noon.Guided Healthy Walks 1030-11.30 am.
The League of the Helping Hand
Depending on funds, one-off payments for carer’s breaks
Southwark Carers – Ageing Well Southwark Partner Service
Supports people in caring roles in Southwark. Provide personalised one-to-one support to tackle issues causing stress. Provide information about carers rights and ensure carers are receiving everything they are entitled to. Help carers to enjoy their life outside of their caring role (facilitate access to leisure activities, education and work opportunities)
Southwark Pensioners Centre – Ageing Well Southwark Partner Service
Information, advice and guidance for Southwark residents aged over 50 on: Benefits, debt, housing, consumer issues, transport and energy costs
Southwark Wellbeing Hub
Carers’ Group, Discuss issues affecting carers today, For people caring for a friend/loved one with a mental health condition, Emotional and practical support, Opportunity to discuss Carer Assessments, whether you want one, and how it could help
Africa Advocacy Foundation- Not in Southwark but will support people in surrounding areas
Works with communities in the UK and overseas affected by a range of issues including sexual and reproduction health, violence against women and girls, female genital mutilation and mental health issues. Over 60s Active4Life Project: weekly coffee morning enabling older people to socialise, healthy eating sessions and access to food bank, group walks and exercise activities, enjoy small garden, opportunities to engage in volunteering, develop computer skills and join community befriending schemes
Southwark Carers Information, Advice and Support for carers – Ageing Well Southwark Partner Service
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.
Dementia Carers Count, Benefits Advice
Work with family carers of people living with dementia – a partner, family member or friend. Key aims are to help carers learn more about dementia and ways to improve their own wellbeing. Provide free courses designed and delivered by healthcare professionals, that will help carers develop skills and build confidence to navigate the highs and lows – meet and connect with people in a similar situation, learn how to make your life manageable and maintain your own health. Practical tips that you can use every day. Advice on carers rights and benefits. Advice on carers rights and benefits. Advice on carers rights and benefits. Information for employers of carers – practical advice and support for employers seeking to develop carer friendly policy and practice and retain skilled workers