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Advice, Guidance & Information

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Organisation (Please click for more info) Organisation Description Advice, Guidance & Information Services Provided
Advocacy for All

Advocacy for All is an independent provider that works on behalf of people in the borough and provides:

*Independent Mental Capacity Advocates to support and represent a person in the decision making process

*Deprivation of Liberty and Care Act Advocates to provide specialist support

*Community advocacy support for people with learning disabilities

*Young people's advocacy support services

*NHS complaint advocacy support services

*Speaking up group for people with learning disabilities

Advocacy, Professional Support, Support for Community
Pier Road Project

The Pier Road Project offers a free, friendly and confidential service for people with drug and/or alcohol problems, and for concerned others. Our integrated service provides a range of support to help assist recovery and is open to all Bexley residents, aged 18 and over.

The service is managed by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Blenheim and St Giles Trust.

Opening hours:
9.00am to 7.30pm - Mon -Wed
9.00am to 5.00pm - Thurs - Fri

Advice - Specialist, Alcohol/Drug/Substance Misuse

1:1 support
Abstinent based interventions
Advice & Information
Alcohol Community Detox
Alcoholics Anonymous
Antenatal Support
Applications & interview support
Assessment
BBV Testing
Cannabis Anonymous
Carer Support
Cocaine Anonymous
Complementary Therapies
Counselling
Day Programme
Education Training & Employment (ETE)
Family support
Group support
Harm Reduction Advice
Home Visits
LGBT Services
Narcotics Anonymous
Needle Exchange
Non-Abstinent based interventions
Nurse Clinics
Nutrition Advice
Open Access
Outreach
Peer Mentoring
Prescribing Clinics
Referral to Detox
Referrals
Relapse Management
Satellite Clinics
SMART Recovery

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

Bexley Women's Aid

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

Advice - Specialist, Awareness Raising, Training, Helpline, Witness Support/Court Support, Support for Community

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

Insight Bexley

Insight Bexley is a registered charity that provides housing and benefit advice to young people and people from BME groups. Insight Bexley also provides a back to work training for young people who have not been in Employment, Education or Training (NEET).

Advice - All, Advice - Specialist, Advocacy, Awareness Raising, Training, Newsletter/Publications, Volunteering, Benefit/Debt/Welfare Rights, Financial Advice, Education, Work & Training, Return to Work Support

Housing advice
Benefit advice
Advice surgeries/sessions
Back to Work training
Mentoring for Young people to motivate, encourage and empower them to achieve.

Bexley Borough Neighbourhood Watch

Community group of local volunteers (street coordinators) working with Police and other community safety groups to reduce crime and anti social behaviour on a street, ward and borough basis.

Advice - Specialist, Awareness Raising, Information Provision, Newsletter/Publications, Volunteering, Support for Community

Provides support to Residential Neighbourhood watch, Shop watch, Hound watch, Faith watch, Plot watch and Bike watch

Age UK Bexley

Our aim is to enable people to lead full and active lives and stay safe and independent within their homes.

We are an independent charity providing support and a wide range of services to the over 50s in Bexley.

Advice - Specialist

At Home with Age UK - Help with the little things that make a big difference.
Community Support – helping with maximising your income, planning care and support, sorting out finances, helping with forms. Befriending.
Day Centres – days out at our centres in Slade green and Sidcup.
Handyperson Service – for help with those little DIY jobs around the house
Information and advice – on anything to do with later life
Men In Sheds – for men over 60, sharing and learning skills in a fully kitted out workshop and working on either personal projects or commissions for local organisations
Podiatry and nail-clipping – with our trained podiatrist and foot care assistants
Wellbeing Centres and Pop-ins – community cafes and coffee mornings, including meals and activities.

Welfare Benefits advice – trained staff that will provide guidance about the welfare benefits available to older people
Wheelchair loan

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

Headway SELNWK Ltd

To improve the quality of life for people, families and carers affected by brain injury in South East London North West Kent by empowering them to achieve their goals

Advice - Specialist, Awareness Raising, Information Provision

Early Intervention Project with Kings College Hospital and related rehabilitation units and community organisations in the region
Social rehabilitation centres at Abbeywood, Deptford, Bromley, drop in facility in Medway.
One to one community support programme.

Allergy UK

Allergy UK is the leading national medical charity providing advice, information and support to people with allergies and food intolerances.
contacts/fundraising/factsheets advice/emails/newsletters/Apps.

Wheelchair accessible.

Advice - Specialist, Awareness Raising

Allergy Factsheets
Advice and information
Seal of approval
food alerts
helpline
forum
web chat
support

Bexley Deaf Centre

Bexley Deaf Centre aims to provide information, education and support for Deaf people in Bexley enabling them to enjoy the same quality of life as those with normal hearing. It aims to make a difference to the lives of Deaf people through encouragement and empowerment to live independent lives whilst also increasign Deaf Awareness wherever possible. If you should require any further information please do contact us.

Advice - Specialist, Advocacy, Awareness Raising, Training, Professional Support, Fundraising, Helpline, Volunteering, Translation, Financial Advice, Support for Community, Education, Work & Training, Employment Resources/Agencies, Return to Work Support

Hearing Aid Clinics
Lunch Club
Job Club
British Sign Language levels 1,2 & 3
Bespoke Deaf Awareness classes
BSL Walking Football Team
Lip reading classes
Advocacy and advice
Hearing Impaired equipment advice

Cruse Bereavement Care (Bexley & Bromley Area)

Cruse offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies offering both group and 1-1 support.

We work with organisations to provide training on Loss and Grief and we work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

Awareness Raising, Bereavement Care & Counselling, Volunteering

One-to-one support by appointment at venues in Sidcup and Bexleyheath.
Monthly bereavement support group in Bexley Road, Erith
Weekly friendship/support group in Bexleyheath
Weekly 'Walk and Talk' Group in Danson Park, Bexleyheath
Training & Education
General Infomation

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.

Education, Work & Training, Return to Work Support

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

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.

Advice - Specialist, Bereavement Care & Counselling, Fundraising, Professional Support, Support for Community, Training, Volunteering

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

St Lawrence Charitable Fund

The Charity tries to help individuals and groups within the borough to obtain the financial and practical assistance they need to function effectively.

Financial Advice, Funding & Grants

The Fund's Objectives include:-
1) The relief of poverty and distress
2) Advice and counselling for those in need.

Family Lives Bexley

Home visiting befriending service for families (level 1)in Bexley with a pre school child.
Bite size parenting training.
Employment of Play Workers to provide 3000 of play to Children’s Centres in the 3 localities in Bexley.

Support for Community, Training, Volunteering

Befriending

Royal British Legion - Bexleyheath and Welling Branch

GET SUPPORT
From sports-based rehabilitation courses and careers advice to dedicated care homes for older veterans, The Royal British Legion is here to ensure every member of the Armed Forces community receives the support they need.

CURRENTLY SERVING
The Legion provides information, advice and guidance to help the Armed Forces community find and access the support they need. We help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, Reservists, veterans and their families all year round.

VETERANS AND FAMILIES
The Legion provides lifelong support for members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and their families. We want to make sure that our beneficiaries are able to live in comfort and with dignity.

Advice - Specialist, Awareness Raising

Contact us locally so that we can put you in touch with the right people to help you. Our national services include but are not limited to assistance in the following areas:
- Finance
- Independent living
- Care
- Recovery
- Respite
- Employment
- Care homes
- Dementia care
- Break Centres
- Veterans Medical Funds
- Household Adaption
- Care phones
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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

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

South East London Community Energy

Are you struggling to pay for your energy? Do you have energy debts? Living in a cold home?

South London Community Energy (SELCE) can offer you expert guidance to help you to stay warm and manage your energy bills

• Get the best deal for your electricity and gas
• Help you to manage energy debt
• Get discounts on your energy and water
• Provide you with free energy saving devices
• Support you to access grants to improve the energy efficiency of your home
• Advise on emergency heating repairs and upgrades advice

To find out more, get advice by phone call 0808 169 1779 to book or email us at

energy.advice@selce.org.uk

Selce is the trading name of South East London Community Energy Ltd which is registered as a Community Benefit Society under the Co-operatives and Community Benefit Society Act 2014 (Society number 32417). It operates in accordance with the seven co-operative principles agreed by the International Co-operative Alliance.

Financial Advice

- Community Solar and advice on solar
- Energy efficiency advice - how to make your home more energy effieicnt
- Thermal imaging
- Advice to help local people keep warm and well in the winter and reduce fuel bills
- Workshops with community groups
- Home visits

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