Doorstep Library recruits and trains groups of volunteers to go into some of the most disadvantaged areas in London to help introduce young children (aged 0-11 years) to the joy of reading for pleasure. Our unique home-based service means we are there in person, finding the most appropriate books for every child we visit and building a relationship with the whole family.
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.
We're a working community farm that aims to educate the community about how their food is produced. We grow vegetables and fruits, as well as rearing livestock for meat and eggs. Our site is open seven days a week from 10am-4pm and is free to enter and fully accessible. We welcome visitors, encourage volunteering opportunities and can also deliver organised group visits led by staff to meet our animals up close.
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
South London Cares is a community organisation of people aged 65 and over who get together with their neighbours, in their 20s and 30s, to share time, friendship and fun across Lambeth and Southwark. We have around 20-25 Social Clubs every month, held across the two boroughs, including; dances, technology workshops, chair yoga and visits to local galleries and museums. Every clubs is completely free to attend all you need to do is call us up to let us know you're coming. If you're interested in meeting a younger neighbour, but perhaps can't get out and about, we can match you up, one-to-one, with a volunteer through our Love Your Neighbour programme. Once you're matched up with a volunteer they would visit weekly for a catch up and a cuppa. Every winter, from October - March we run our Winter Wellbeing project where we hope to help people, aged over 65 in Lambeth and Southwark, keep warm, active, healthy and connected. We can deliver blankets and warm items to your door, if you're feeling the cold. We have Winter Grants for people facing difficult circumstances over the winter months and we work closely with other organisations who can help with benefits advice and energy saving.
Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or financial which takes place within an intimate or family relationship. Abuse can include neglect, controlling behaviour, forced marriage, honour based violence or female genital mutilation. We understand that older women may face additional barriers to getting support such as mobility issues, disabilities, age related conditions and abuse from adult children. If you are being abused, remember you are not alone. We can help you by providing advice and support with: -Improving safety -Housing and homelessness -Finances and welfare benefits -Access to legal advice -Emotional support We also run workshops and training on domestic abuse for professionals and agencies working with women over 55.
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