The Victoria Convalescent Trust (VCT) is a registered charity (no.1064585). The main purpose is to make grants to fund or part-fund short breaks for those, including carers, of any age, living in England and Wales: Who are in need of a short break for the purpose of convalescence, recuperative care or respite care; Who do not have adequate resources to fund themselves; and Who have been unable to obtain sufficient assistance from the statutory services.
Together we provide a range of services that can support people in need. Support includes information and advice, advocacy for people in difficulty, help and advice with direct payments, assistance in filling out forms and claiming a full entitlement of benefits, support for unpaid carers, a befriending service and community development. The ILCP is also one of the best places in Lambeth to volunteer, with a range of opportunities on offer for people to give back to the community and gain valuable new experience.
Dementia Adventure help people live better with dementia by connecting them to the outdoors, their community and help retain a sense of adventure in their lives. They provide supported dementia holidays where partners, family, friends and carers can enjoy their break together.
Working for Carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment, volunteering and education & training. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of 24 partners across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. Our aims are: Support carers to pursue their employment goals through confidence building and skills development. Offer a flexible service that considers individual needs and ambitions. Engage with local businesses and organisations to create employment, training and volunteering opportunities for carers. Highlight the benefits of employing carers, adopting carer friendly policies, and understanding the needs of carers in the workplace. Carers can access free support, designed to meet their individual needs and delivered in their local area. This may include: one-to-one support and advice with a dedicated Employment Personal Advisor group activities and training workshops support with writing CVs and interview techniques help with job-searching access to employment, volunteering and training opportunities
LEAP offers programmes focusing on three areas that play key roles in a child’s early life development: Social and emotional development, communication & language and diet & nutrition. As well as providing services to enhance early years care in the area, LEAP also works with local parents, carers, organisations, social workers and experts to make sure services are tailored for Lambeth’s needs.
Lambeth Autism Group welcomes all parents/carers with children on the autistic spectrum and autistic adults. Lambeth Autism Group organises a number of activities as well as acting as a source of information on local events/services. Our branch has been running for many years in Lambeth. We are run by volunteers and activities are funded by grants we apply for and any gratefully received donations. We do not have a postal address, but meet up a various locations when we run local activities in the Lambeth Area.
Arts 4 Dementia is a charity (No 1140842) founded in 2011. Based in London, we: - develop innovative arts workshop programmes to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers - uniquely signpost arts events nationwide on our website www.arts4dementia.org.uk enabling families affected with dementia in the community and clinicians looking for stimulation for their patients easily to find opportunities nearby. - provide early stage dementia awareness training for arts facilitators and encourage and support them in delivering person-centred arts programmes for dementia. The 600 facilitators we have trained to date will reach over 10,000 people with dementia and carers this year. A4D focuses on what people can achieve, often very much more than they imagine. Why. Creative skills can remain vibrant for years after the onset of dementia. Neuroscientists and psychologists, supported by A4D’s evaluation, conferences and reports, have demonstrated that engaging in artistic activity is a highly effective non-pharmacological way to reawaken and re-stimulate cognitive ability.
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