It’s never too late to get connected, talk to a neighbour, join a new group, and there are many organisations operating locally that can help us through difficult times such as this. Some key local organisations are listed below. Don’t be scared, just pick up the phone and give them a call.
170 Community project: Free and independent welfare advice – 0207 732 9716.
Adviceline Lewisham: 07845 683313
Lewisham and Bromley Credit Union: a not for profit financial co-operative run for and by our members, offering ethical loans and savings for those living or working in the boroughs of Lewisham or Bromley, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Somerville Adventure Playground: Youth activities, play and support https://somerville-online.org.uk
Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network: Advice and support services www.lrmn.org.uk, 0208694 0323
Alcoholics Anonymous: there are five different weekly group meetings to choose from. more information at: https://rehabclinicsgroup.com/aa-meeting-locations/london-south-east-east/
Bromley and Lewisham Mind: Mental health and well-being https://blgmind.org.uk/
Link Age Southwark: if you are or you know someone who is an elderly resident of Southwark, this organisation offers a wide variety of services for older people. Call them on 0208 299 2623.
Just Older Youth (JOY): A local charity based around New Cross and neighbouring areas, providing a wide variety of activities and mutual support for the over 50s. Call Maureen on 0208 692 9186.
Community Connections: a social prescribing project aimed at improving health and well-being, and tackling isolation. call 0208 314 3244 or email email@example.com.
Financial support with self isolation: https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/benefits/financial-support-with-self-isolation
Deptford Reach – supporting homeless people, email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.deptfordreach.org.uk
Carers Lewisham – run by and for carers. Ensuring carers in Lewisham receive the correct support. 0208 699 8686.
Benefits advice 0800 231 5453
Employment support 07532787466
Domestic violence support 0808 2000247
Lewisham food bank 08082082138
Social supermarket – st Peter’s Church, Wickham Road, SE4 1LT. Pay £3 and choose your own food. https://www.stpetersbrockley.org.uk/feedback-food-request