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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
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.

Alcohol/Drug/Substance Misuse
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, National Dementia Helpline, 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.

Advice - Specialist, Training, Volunteering, Campaign/Research, Mental Health

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

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, Campaign/Research, Newsletter/Publications, Support for Community, Volunteering

Information sharing
Group Meetings
Annual Outings
Monthly Outings
Newsletters

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 Tinnitus Support Group

Bexley Tinnitus Support Group meet regularly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and occasionally the last Thursday of the month (Please call to confirm).
Venue: The Residents Lounge, 88 Blackthorn Grove, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 4EH
It is a social gathering and we also arrange days out.
We offer advice and support to Tinnitus sufferers.

Advice - Specialist

Support Group

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

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Bexley

Our advice helps people resolve their legal, money, debt, benefit, employment, housing, consumer, discrimination and other issues.

Advice - All, Advice - Specialist, Information Provision, Volunteering, Benefit/Debt/Welfare Rights, Consumer Rights, Financial Advice

Financial & Debt Advice to adults
Free impartial advice
Outreach sessions
Telephone advice

Erith Town Forum

The Forum is set up to promote the town, to encourage businesses to locate in Erith and monitor the regeneration of the area in order to encourage community participation and cohesion.

Awareness Raising, Information Provision, Campaign/Research, Support for Community, Business Development & Support, Economy and Regeneration

We hold regular public meetings at Bexley College at which presentations are given on local environment/housing developments, community safety, health provision, leisure activities. Forum members and the public are invited to fully participate in discussions.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Bexley Gujarati Samaj

To provide advice and support to the Gujarati community in Bexley to help integrate into the British Society.

Advice - All, Education (Post 16), Fundraising, Mental Health, Newsletter/Publications, Support for Community

Yoga classes (Tues eve & Wed pm)
Outings for older people
Religious Events
Programmes for young people

St John Ambulance Erith Division

We provide first aid training to St John members from the age of 7 years old.

Training, Volunteering

Training for members
First aid provision to the public

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

Fundraising, Support for Community

Social Activities
Annual Christmas meal
christmas pantomime trip

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

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.

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