Our vision is to promote a good state of wellbeing and mental health within the Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities living in London. We recognise that having access to quality healthcare is essential for everyone, so we offer free advice and guidance through our qualified advisers so you can access the community care and both physical and mental health services that are offered by the NHS. We also organise specific workshops to improve awareness of how to lead both a physically and mentally healthy life, for example our popular Relaxation Techniques workshop.
Brixton Advice Centre promotes access to justice through the provision of high quality legal advice, assistance and representation to people who would otherwise be unable to afford legal services. Advice is provided on debt and money issues, welfare benefits and housing problems. A pro bono legal advice clinic is also provided every second Thursday evening staffed by solicitors and barristers (see website for details: https://brixtonadvice.org.uk/thursday-evening-clinic/)
The Money Carer Foundation is a national social enterprise that provides a trusted appointeeship service to protect vulnerable adults and to manage their everyday finances in line with our local partnership with the DWP. This involves paying utility bills, care contributions, rent and dealing with a variety of other financial activity on behalf of the client. For more information please visit: https://www.moneycarer.org.uk/about-us Our ‘Carers Shopping Card’ is a fully managed service that is set up specifically so that carers can access small amounts of money to make every day purchases or to withdraw cash on behalf of the client. For more information visit: https://www.moneycarer.org.uk/services/carers-shopping-card
Work with vulnerable and homeless people. Open 12-3 Monday to Friday in summer and 12-4 Monday to Friday in winter. Provide hot meal for £1 5 days a week; showers, clothing, laundry, assistance with benefits, bills, advice, access to healthcare, dentist, mental health support, needle exchange, access to internet for job searches, universal credit, access to Winter Night Shelters, referrals to outreach teams, correspondence address for benefits, Citizencards, links with South West London Law Centre for benefit appeals, housing law and with Lambeth Law Centre for EEA queries.