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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
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

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
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

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.

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.

Advice - All, Bereavement Care & Counselling, Counselling & Therapy, Mental Health, Support for Community, Training, Volunteering

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

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 Community Housing Association (previously BECHA)

BECHA is a registered social landlord with 137 homes to people in need in the Bexley borough. We can only take nominations from Bexley Council. Supports and advises vulnerable tenants or owner occupiers in Bexley

Advice - Specialist, Benefit/Debt/Welfare Rights

Support and advice for vulnerable residents who are tenants or owner occupiers in Bexley.
Free Housing Support Scheme
Tailored support for clients aged 19-95
Liasing with landlords
Help with filling forms
Help with Benefit applications, Phone calls and letters
Help to move from one home to another
Liasing with other professional agencies

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

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.

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.

Multiple Sclerosis Society (Bexley & Dartford Branch)

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
Holiday Homes

SEEC (Social Enterprise Employment Company)

SEEC aims to improve the quality of life, confidence and self-esteem of people with mental health problems & disabilities by helping them engage in paid work. We support residents in the London boroughs of Greenwich, Bexley, Bromley and Lewisham.
SEEC works on the principle that recovery is achievable for all and the right employment can be a key principle in the recovery journey.
Our services focus on the aspirations, goals and skills of our clients. We work with them to find the job they want and they can sustain.

Mental Health, Education, Work & Training, Return to Work Support

We offer one-to-one support to clients to help them find employment. This could include, help with CV, cover letter, job searching, interview techniques, early days in work including getting support via the equalities act.

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

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Helpline

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