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Families

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Organisation (Please click for more info) Organisation Description Services Provided
Al-Anon Family Groups UK & Eire

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else's drinking and alcohol misuse, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.

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.

Drop-In, Women’s Day; Support Group; One to one counselling, advice and signposting to specialist organisations, voluntary work experience, courses

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

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.

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

National Autistic Society (Bexley Branch)

Our overall aims are to inform and represent parent/carers of CYP aged 0-26 with an SEND living in Bexley.
Our membership is free

we hire out entire soft play centres or swimming pools to enable our families to relax and enjoy the experience confident they are with a supportive group. We block book at theatre shows so that families can try this experience in a supportive group.
Our Make and Bake and youth Club are for the YP on the spectrum only.
We have a monthly coffee morning, to enable parents/carers to come and talk with each other and the committee – this often has a speaker in attendance on a relevant topic.
We also organise larger presentations from relevant speakers.

St Mary the Virgin Church, Bexley

St Mary the Virgin Church, Bexley is a Church of England Church which works together with St John's in Bexley as the established church to serve the parishioners of these two parishes.

Regular Sunday worship according to Church of England services.
Weddings.
Baptisms.
Memorial Services.
Messy Church every month on a Sunday for the whole family.

St Michael's Community Centre Association

To provide halls for hire to the local community.

• Bexleyheath Stage School of Dancing
• Tuesday Night Dancers Ballroom, Sequence & Line Dancing
• SMRA Quiz nights
• Bo-Peeps Nursery School
• Mums & Tots (Curious Cubs)
• Weightwatchers
• Aikido
• Zumba Gold
• Welling Flower Club
• Refresh
• Welling Ladies Open Group
• Kumon
• Beaming Stars
• Irish Community
• Indian Dancing
• Art Class
• SKK Karate
• Powerhoop
• Relax and Rejuvenate

Bexley Down's Syndrome Group

Our Group offer support, information and we fundraise to provide social activities for members and/or families living in the borough.

Members have access to a holiday caravan in the New Forest

Social Activities
Annual Christmas meal
christmas pantomime trip

Headway SE London/NW Kent 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

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.

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.

Befriending

Compass

Compass offers support and guidance for a parent or carer of a child or young person with Autism or ADHD.

Helpline
Parent Workshops
Parent Support Groups

Howbury Tumblers (The)

Parent Carer toddler group provides a safe, stimulating play & learn environment for children age 0 -5 and their carers , a first chance for learning, fun & friendship outside the home.

Daily creative , cooking, sensory & physical play for children indoor and outside.
Support for Parents & carers.
Student support scheme.

Bostall Library Community Group

We provide a community library service to Bostall and Bexley Village residents.

Library Service
Community Cinema
Coffee Shop
Adult and Children's Activities

Bexley Snap

Our vision is that disabled children have choices and a right to a fulfilling life.
Our values are:
Understanding and showing respect and commitment to the families that we work with.
Being passionate because disabled children and young people need a champion at all times.
Actively listening so that we can help reduce the struggle and battle parents face.
Seeing the disabled child as part of a whole family with different support needs.
Believing that disabled children belong and are welcome in our community.

Holiday Clubs
After school Clubs
Saturday Clubs
Youth Clubs
Lego Club
Counselling and parent courses

Kingsgen Foundation

Kingsgen Foundation is a charitable organisation established to empower, equip, educate and enlighten parents to support children. We provide educational and parenting services through conferences, seminars, workshops, symposiums, coaching of parents, coaching and mentoring children. We support both parents and their children,

Blackfen Community Library

We are a community library in the heart of Blackfen High Street and our vision is to have an 'open door' for our community - providing opportunities to access a great world of books in a comforting 'third space' – a home away from home. We believe our library space offers us the opportunity to not only cater for specific population groups, such as children, families, students, the unemployed, carers, the retired and anyone who needs a place to belong – but also a brilliant way to bring different groups in our community together. Our motto is 'a big hello' - a warm greeting and welcoming space for everyone – including those who may not always feel welcome elsewhere. Our coffee shop is a central part of our library and we run various programmes and events in the space to bring our community together. We have big ideas for the future and our staff and volunteers have a big heart to use our space in a big way to impact Blackfen for good.

Café / Coffee Shop
Books for loan
Books for Sale
Study space
Venue hire
Photo copying
Printing
Computers
Wifi
Phone / laptop charging
Children’s reading / singing programmes
Children’s crafts / educational programmes
Scrabble Club
Craft Club
Support Group coffee mornings (Parkinsons, dementia)
Coffee Morning – discounted drinks
IT support
Outreach programmes (seasonal and for specific groups – e.g. for lonely and isolated people)
Volunteering
Work experience

Bexley Voice for Special Needs Children

Bexley Voice is a voluntary group of parents and carers of children and young people (aged 0-25) with special/additional needs and disabilities (SEND) living in Bexley. We provide signposting and empowering families to obtain best possible services.

We run tea and talk sessions for parents and produce E bulletins for members.

Signposting and empowering families to obtain best possible care and services.
E bulletins for members highlighting services, legislation changes and sharing local & national consultations
School Visit programme - going in to schools, pre schools etc. to talk with parents about local services and national issues.
Monthly Tea & Talk – where parents can drop in to speak with us about specific issues, enjoy a cuppa and listen to a relevant professional speak about their service.
Active Facebook group – open only to parent carers in Bexley – where parents support each other on a wide range of topics
Attendance at a range of meetings; to network and build partnerships with other local groups and neighbouring Parent Forums, with service providers and the Local Authority and CCG to influence the maintenance and development of services for our members.
We offer workshops and briefings to parent carers as funding allows.

Bexley Moorings Project

Bexley Moorings Project aims to provide opportunities for young people to tackle the issues that are preventing them from accessing support and to engage them
Currently the young people we support are aged 8 - 17

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety and depression referrals via CAMHS
Befriending for young people in families supported by social care aged 10 - 15
Social skills group for young people aged 8 - 13 open referral
Emotional Support work with the virtual school service