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Our Work

Cambridge House is a social action centre tackling poverty and social injustice.

Cambridge House, Grade II listed, Southwark, settlement, Cambridge, historic, Southwark, South LondonWe deliver intensive frontline services to people facing multiple disadvantage from our community building in Camberwell, Southwark. While working regionally and nationally, we remain firmly rooted in our local neighbourhood as a community asset and hub.

We use experience gained by working with people forced to the margins of society to challenge public perception and stigma, shape research and knowledge exchange activities, and promote systems change.

Our frontline services include specialist legal advice and representation, independent advocacy, and support for victims of criminal landlords. We also provide therapeutic arts & sports services for people with disabilities, intensive intervention programmes for severely disadvantaged young people and innovative ‘Sports for Social Justice’ working to tackle the root causes of discrimination and social injustice.

As a historic community anchor, our Grade II* listed building operates as a community asset and hub.

We now house 13 civil society organisations and provide community action spaces to 30,000 people annually, expanding our overall reach to more than 200,000 people every year.

We promote social innovation through research & knowledge exchange, producing and capturing new knowledge about how best to tackle contemporary social challenges.

We are founding members of Locality and the International Federation of Settlements. We are also the UK Partner of PL4Y International.