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Advice, Guidance & Information

The table below shows all organisations that provide services

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Organisation (Please click for more info) Organisation Description Advice, Guidance & Information 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.

Alcohol/Drug/Substance Misuse
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

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 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 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

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

Excelling Community

We work with Young people and the hard to reach communities to give help, support and education to people on money management.

Benefit/Debt/Welfare Rights

We provide a free money advice service in a confidential one to one session, individual assessment and helpful advice for individuals and work with the young people (11-25yrs) by providing education and awareness to become better managers of their money.

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

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

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

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.)