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Advice, Guidance & Information

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Organisation (Please click for more info) Organisation Description Advice, Guidance & Information Services Provided
Kent (North) Adoption Support Group

We are the local support group of the national organisation Adoption UK. We are run by and for adopters, prospective adopters and their families and offer support, information and friendship.
We can offer support and information by telephone, email and face to face.

Advice - Specialist

Evening Meetings with a speaker
Parent and toddler club
events for older children and teens
social evenings and family fun days.

Bexley Turkish Elderly Day Centre

To encourage the Turkish speaking elderly to meet once a week and socialise.

Translation, Support for Community

Freshly cooked meals, tea and coffee
Outings

Belvedere Advice Sessions

To provide advice, help and support to welfare benefits, social housing, income related entitlements, advocacy and casework support on welfare benefits and other welfare.

Advice - All, Advice - Specialist, Advocacy, Awareness Raising, Benefit/Debt/Welfare Rights, Financial Advice, Information Provision, Mental Health, Support for Community, Translation, Volunteering

Advice Help and support

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.

Newsletter/Publications

free talking newspaper

Bexley Multicultural Centre CIC

Social and activity club open to all Cultures. Yoga, Bingo, Language practice, help with freedom passes and getting around London

Advice - Specialist, Awareness Raising, Support for Community

Social Club

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 - Specialist

Advice
Information
Helpline

Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

We provide Information and Advice on Asylum, Immigration, Welfare, Housing and Health. We also provide Training, Employment, Women's Support, Emergency Support and other activities.

Advice - Specialist, Advocacy, Campaign/Research

ESOL and literacy classes
Knitting and sewing group
Gardening project

CAS Community Solutions CIC

CAS Community Solutions is a not-for-profit organisation, set up to provide employment, education, training and volunteering support.

Our focus is to empower local people by providing support, training and skills designed to overcome barriers to self-reliance.

We do this by:
a) providing services in a safe place where clients can explore opportunities and work towards personal and professional goals
b) providing a non-judgmental service where our clients feel listened to, understood and where appropriate represented
c) continually adapting our services in line with current local and national trends and to meet the changing needs of our clients.

Education, Work & Training

a) Employment Support
b) Digital Skills
c) Financial Literacy
d) Welfare Benefit Advice
e) ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages
f) Youth Provision

Lighthouse Educational Society

Lighthouse Educational Society is a South London-based charity working to enable and empower young people through education and raise confidence and ability to take initiative amongst them. It is a people-centric organisation aiming to give responsibility to all those who are willing to volunteer. We encourage involvement from all ages and everyone from different walks of life.

Education, Work & Training

• Youth Mentoring
• Supplementary School (Tuition)
• Education Consultancy
• Community Engagement
• Social Group
• Free Educating Clubs (Homework, Maths, Chess etc.)

Apto Initiatives CIC

Apto Initiatives is a community Interest Company working with BAME youth in rebuilding self esteem and well being.
We work with BAME and Vulnerable youth between the ages of 11-16, and 17-25, 26-30

Advice - Specialist

Our aims and objectives are:
To change youth attitudes and rebuild self - esteem and wellbeing
To change youth behaviours from criminal to good citizens
To train youth in soft life skills such as –problem solving, listening, teamwork, leadership, work ethics, community engagement, communication including online etiquette and safety.
To train youth in practical skills such as plumbing, carpentry, tailoring, catering etc.
To work with local authorities and government departments in designing policies that are inclusive for vulnerable youth
To work with other youth groups in sharing best practices
To work with relevant industries for youth work placements

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.

Awareness Raising, Information Provision

- 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

Advocacy Now

Here at Advocacy Now we promote the rights of adults and older people. We help them overcome discrimination and maintain their independence by enabling them to have a voice and be fully involved in decisions regarding their lives.

Advocacy

Some issues we deal with include:

• Benefits issues and eligibility for benefits
• Problems with care provision/delivery/care planning
• Debt (with potentially a referral for our Money Management Service, AMMS)
• Transition to Sheltered/Extra Care/Residential Housing
• Housing and repair issues
• Transport issues
• Issues arising from hospital discharge
• Poverty and Deprivation
• Online applications e.g. Blue Badge
• Safeguarding Adults / Financial Abuse

Bexley Borough Pensioners Forum

The Forum are a non party-political equal opportunity organisation. Their principal aim is to promote the welfare and interests of pensioners within the London Borough of Bexley.

Produces a quarterly newsletter and holds general meetings regularly where matters of concern can be raised, discussed and policies developed. They make representations to Bexley Council, MP, MEPs, Health Authorities and the Greater London Council.

Advice - All, Newsletter/Publications, Support for Community

Information sharing
Group Meetings
Annual Outings
Monthly Outings
Newsletters

GlamSci

GlamSci is a non-profit STEM diversity educational charity, based in Greater London. We create bespoke hands-on events for Schools, Colleges, Local Businesses and Local Community Projects.

At GlamSci, we are dedicated to helping disadvantaged men and women into careers and education in STEM.

GlamSci’s vision is to take STEM out of the classroom scenario, putting it back into the local community, giving people the reins to control their own educational journey by guiding them through STEM education, building trust and confidence, and get them involved in the world of endless possibilities that a career in STEM promises.

As a diversity project, GlamSci aims to empower students through STEM, to help overcome adversity, break barriers and build resilience. GlamSci aims to support all marginalised groups, including NEET Students, those with gang history, LGBT+ and SEN students, build up their STEM skills, securing work experience placements and support them into further studies or into STEM careers.

Education, Work & Training

Motivational talks and lectures
Activity and demonstration days
INSET training and CPD events
Bespoke UCAS services
Study clubs
Fun days, festivals and community events
International events

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.

Advice - Specialist, Helpline

• One to One therapy
• Helpline

HAVEN

We are a Social Group for LGBT people. A safe place to meet every Friday (except 4th week its thurday) at Asda, Bexleyheath

Awareness Raising, Support for Community

Social meetings, Board Games, Occasional Days Out including: Theatre, Beach, Rambles and Places of Interest.

Belvedere Asian Women's Group

The Asian women's Group is open to all Asian women living and working in the London Borough of Bexley. It provides an opportunity for women to meet to discuss issues of concern to them and share their experiences. The Belvedere Asian Women's Group provides an opportunity for Asian women to come together to socialise, access information and advice on a range of issues and most importantly to have some time for themselves.

Advice - All, Advice - Specialist, Advocacy, Awareness Raising, Information Provision, Mental Health, Benefit/Debt/Welfare Rights, Translation, Financial Advice

Meetings every Wednesday 10.30 AM to 1.30PM

BCU Lifeskills Centre

BCU aims to address the basic needs of people to be valued, respected and active members of Society by providing support, advice and training for the unemployed, ethnic minorities, women returners, disabled adults and the socially disadvantaged. We aim to enable adults to cope with their individual circumstances and equip them in the longer term with the skills and confidence necessary to either return to the work-force or into education.

Advice - All, Bereavement Care & Counselling, Counselling & Therapy, Mental Health, Support for Community, Training, Volunteering

Drop-In, Women’s Day; Women's Therapy Group; One to one counselling, advice and signposting to specialist organisations, voluntary work experience, courses (when funding allows)

Dyslexia Association of Bexley Bromley Lewisham & Greenwich

To help adults and children overcome the problems of dyslexia and associated learning difficulties whilst promoting their positive attributes.
We give information to and help for parents, teachers, adults and professionals. You can call our office on: 020 8315 2526

Advice - Specialist, Advocacy, Awareness Raising, Campaign/Research, Helpline, Information Provision, Newsletter/Publications, Professional Support

Helpline
Open meetings
Workshops
Support with education
Adult group and support
Newsletter
Screening

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.

Newsletter/Publications

Social support meetings
Coffee mornings
Grants
Support and Information

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