Other support services

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Aanchal Women’s Aid is an organisation that supports women and their children by offering a free and confidential service for Asian women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Services include a telephone helpline, emotional support, group work and counselling. They also provide advice on housing, matrimonial matters, welfare rights, debt and referrals to solicitors.

Abianda is a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs. We offer one-to-one, group work and employment opportunities to gang-affected young women. We provide frontline services for young women aged 11 to 24.

Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) was set up in 2006 to reduce the poverty of local refugees and asylum-seekers, advance their education and raise awareness about refugees rights and needs.
Services include advice in welfare benefits, housing, education, employment, health and immigration, a supplementary Saturday School for children aged 4-11 and a foodbank for destitute asylum-seekers and refugees.

Parents or carers with adolescent or adult children who are abusive and use drugs or alcohol, may be able to access support through groups known to Adfam (families, drug and alcohol charity). There is a map of local support on the website.
Adfam have information on the website for parents of abusive adolescent and adult children who also use drugs or alcohol.

Adfam is the only national umbrella organisation working specifically with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. Our final goal is that no family member in need of support should go without it. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for families affected by drug and alcohol use.

Please note we do not operate a helpline - see website for information.

If you have committed a crime, Advance provides all the help you need to move on at our women-only Minerva Centre. Our staff are here to listen and help you get the support you need to move forward with your life and make choices that are right for you.
At our Minerva Centre each woman has their own keyworker who will help them work through a variety of issues and find solutions.

Our free and confidential helpline provides immediate support and advice to women affected by domestic and sexual abuse living in London. We will listen without judgement; we are here to support you.

We can refer you on to our other services such as refuge accommodation, longer term advocacy support, counselling or specialist children’s services. The helpline also offers specialist short term support (up to a month).

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Age UK exists to promote the wellbeing of older people and help make life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience within the local community.
Local Age UK branches provide advice, information, befriending services, activities, education classes and so much more.

Age UK exists to promote the wellbeing of older people and help make life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience within the local community.
Local Age UK branches provide advice, information, befriending services, activities, education classes and so much more.

Age UK exists to promote the wellbeing of older people and help make life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience within the local community.
Local Age UK branches provide advice, information, befriending services, activities, education classes and so much more.