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Health and Well-being

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Organisation (Please click for more info) Organisation Description Services Provided
Bexley Talking Newspaper

Provides a free talking newspaper in cassette form, every 2 weeks to blind and partially sighted people living in the London Borough of Bexley.
Mobile phone: 07790 598529.
Also raises funds for the purchase and maintenance of these services.

free talking newspaper

Shine - Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus

Shine is a registered charity, which was formed in 1966, initially to help families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

Advice
Information
Helpline

Deepdene Seniors Learning Skills Club

The Club aims to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people in London Borough of Bexley and neighbouring boroughs and the local area who are socially excluded on the grounds of their age, and by relieving their needs, help them to integrate into society. In particular we look to provide computer training and other skills and advancing their physical and mental health

Our logo of “Computerise, Exercise and Socialise and motto - “Never too old to learn” describe the core activities we undertake.

Chairobics session – Standing 30 minutes for the more able and seated 30 mins for the less able.
Tutored Computer courses 1:1 and sessional
Bridge – Tutored from beginners level to advanced levels
Social activities- Knit and natter, crochet, table top games, Bingo , Raffle AND Bonus Ball as well as Bring and Share Lunches

Jesse's Place Foundation CIC

Jesse's Place Foundation CIC supports children and young people living with Autism and their families. Our aim is to promote a good quality of life for our service users. We currently run a four hour 'Active Play' respite programme for children and young people between the ages 8 and 25 years at the Garrard Harris Academy. We also run a parent and carer support group for Bexley residents.

- Active Play Respite Programme for ages 8 - 25 years child and young people living with a disability.
- Training and workshops for parents and carers on Autism related issues
- Advocacy services within the community raising awareness of autism and addressing stigmatisation topics with BAME communities
- Signposting support for parents and carers and advice on how to navigate the system
- Home visits
- Support with Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP)
- Assistance with completing forms such as Disability Living Allowance and Deputyship applications
- Management and support strategies for parents/carers
- Network support for Parents and Carers
- Consultation with organisations
- Social gatherings

Family Matters

Family Matters provides specialist therapy to victims of rape and sexual abuse and our aim is to relieve the mental and physical distress of children, adolescents and adults who have been victims of this horrific abuse.

The sexual violence can be recent or historic; it can be reported to police or not reported. As a charity our services are subject to funding and at present and we are funded to offer support to clients living within Kent or the London Borough of Bexley or if aged 16 and under we also accept clients from London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bromley.

We also offer a helpline service which is provided by trained volunteers. Opening times : 9am-5.00pm Helpline 7 days a week:01474 537392.

• One to One therapy
• Helpline

Multiple Sclerosis Society (Bexley, Dartford and Gravesend)

The aims of the MS society are to raise funds to be used for the welfare of people with MS and for research into the disease.
We offer help, support and advice to people affected by MS and give financial assistance where needed.

Social support meetings
Coffee mornings
Grants
Support and Information

Irish Community Services

We are an Irish charity working in South London. We offer the following services. Lunch Clubs. Carers support group also Dementia reminiscence groups. Be-A-Friend project for those who are isolated and lonely. Elders Outreach providing support with benefits, Pensions or housing. Advice and Health for under 55 providing housing, employment and debt advice.

Advice and Health service
Cancer self-help groups
Lunch Clubs
Outreach service
Be-a Friend service

Alzheimer's Society (Bexley Branch)

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and their carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, Dementia Connect Support Line, website and local services. We campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia and greater understanding of dementia. We also fund an innovative programme of medical and social research into the cause, cure and prevention of dementia and the care people receive.

Dementia Adviser and Dementia Support Services.
Activity groups
Dementia Café
Singing for the Brain
Carers Information and Support group (CrISP)
Carers Support Group.

Bexley Mencap

Supporting people with learning disabilities and their families.

Support for carers
Self-advocacy for adults with learning disability
Social & Leisure activities for adults with learning disabilities
Support for adults with learning disabilities at health appointments
Support for adults with learning disabilities to sustain independent living or access community activities

Abbey Wood Community Sound

Promoting participatory Community Music for the purpose of personal and community development.

We provide ‘community music’ – that is, music events where everyone has the opportunity to participate in music-making, rather than to just listen to performances.
We are a ‘well-being’ project aiming to promote lifestyle improvements through music.

Music events & related emotional support.

Re-Instate

Re-Instate is a charity working to improve employment opportunities, quality of life and well-being for disadvantaged people in the London Borough of Bexley including people experiencing mental ill-health, people with learning disabilities and young people.

A key part of the vision for Re-Instate is the provision of employment services that build sustainable recovery for people experiencing mental ill-health.

- Mental Health Employment Service
- W-rap (Well-being, Recovery Activity Parcels)
- Living Well Project - supporting adults with learning disabilities in a range of healthy living activities
- Barista Buddies - supporting people to learn to be a barista
- Basils' café and refreshment area - offering volunteering opportunities for clients
-Spud Buddies - pop-up potato based catering offering volunteering opportunities for clients

Bexley Women's Aid

Bexley Women’s Aid provide refuge accommodation and outreach support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Refuge accommodation
Helpline
Outreach support for women
One Stop Shop
Drop in service
Community Support Groups
Freedom Programme
Positive Assertive Confidence Training
Mother’s Moving Forward Group
Children’s Outreach Support
Education and Prevention Work
Training for Domestic Abuse Awareness

Evergreen Care Bexley

Evergreen Care Bexley seeks to serve the older vulnerable adults in our community by improving their circumstances through advocacy, friendship and practical support.

Befriending Service
Home Support Service
Clean Team Service
Lifeline24 Telecare Service
Trusted Trades
Gardening Service

First Step Trust (Bexley)

We provide work placements for adults who have suffered from or suffer from mental health problems, who are now looking to return/start to work.

Work experience in finance, motor mechanics, administration, customer services, event management, sales & marketing, training & development.

Gateway Care Services

Opening times : 9.30am - 4.30pm
A not for profit home care service provider founded in 2003. Provides services of personal & associated domestic care to meet the needs of dependent clients in their own homes.

Personal Care Service
Domestic care
Care in own home
Information and Advice
Advocacy Service
Professional Carers
Domiciliary needs
Support for non English speakers

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

The Hospice cares for over 2,500 people every year, and all of our care is provided free of charge to people living in the Boroughs of Royal Greenwich and Bexley. We provide high-quality, compassionate care and support to people with all types of terminal illnesses, their families and their carers. Our care is delivered to people at home, in care homes, in our Hospice beds, in our Day Hospice and in hospital.

Inpatient end of life care, symptom control
Day Hospice
Specialist palliative care at home
Bereavement groups and 1 : 1 support
Compassionate Neighbours
Specialist palliative care service at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Education and training
Community Café
Fundraising sports and challenges

Metro Charity

A centre in South East London for lesbian, gay and bisexual people and those questioning their sexuality. Providing information, support, advice, education and training.
METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects.

Youth services
Mental health & wellbeing services
Sexual & reproductive health & HIV services
Community participation & involvement

Bexley & Dartford Parkinson's UK

We hold two meetings a month, one afternoon and one evening, we also have a choir for people to join. You do not have to have a good voice.

These are for anybody with Parkinson's.

Advice,support and social activities for people with Parkinson's and carers.
Preventing loneliness and isolation

Social activities for people with Parkinson's and carers.
Annual Holiday trip
Parkinsons Nurse at meetings

British Polio Fellowship (NW Kent Branch)

To help people who have had POLIO, and those who are now suffering with post-polio syndrome

We meet 1st Saturday of the month 2pm till 5pm with tea, sandwiches, cake. We also arrange outings

Centrepieces - Mental Health Arts Project

Centrepieces mental health art project provides opportunities for people who have experienced mental ill health to develop skills in art, and to exhibit and sell their artwork. It also undertakes art projects in schools and the community, including public art commissions.

Promoting mental health recovery through art:
Activities include:
Exhibitions of artists work.
Current tutor lead sessions include: creative writing, sculpture, mosaic, watercolours and photography
Informal art drop in sessions.
Commissions of public art.

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