Our resident organisations are:
1st Place Nursery
1st Place was designed by local parents with the needs of local children and their families in mind. 1st Place aims to offer the full range of services and activities to ensure that parents and children have a healthy and happy experience of childhood and parenting and that both adults and children have every opportunity to explore and develop their potential. 1st Place is recognised as a busy, welcoming Children’s centre which provides a hub for a range of outstanding services which have a direct and positive impact on the lives of local children and families. Thanks to a strong partnership with Cambridge House, 1st Place is now able to offer our outstanding early education provision to families from a wider area in Southwark. Click here for more information.
Community Southwark is the umbrella organisation (or Council for Voluntary Service) for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. Community Southwark fulfils three key strategic functions for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark: support, influence and providing connections. We equip voluntary organisations and community groups in Southwark with the tools and information they need to help them make a difference in the communities they serve. We provide training and support on a wide range of topics to empower our members to develop and grow, and we represent the voluntary and community sector to local government and more widely. Click here for more information.
Contact a Family (Southwark hub)
Contact a Family is the only national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.With over 30 years of experience, our vision is that families with disabled children are empowered to live the lives they want and achieve their full potential, for themselves, for the communities they live in, and for society. It’s why we offer support, information and advice to over 340,000 families each year and campaign for families to receive a better deal. Form our Southwark office at Cambridge House we offer information, advice and support to parents and carers of disabled children as well as professionals working with families. Click here for more information.
Improving Health Ltd. (NHS)
IHL is a federation of all GP practices in South Southwark. Whilst not directly providing service, we support our practices to do so.
Lambeth and Southwark Mind (Southwark office)
Lambeth and Southwark Mind is an independent local charity working for the well-being of people in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark who are experiencing any kind of mental distress. We provide information and support, and we campaign for better services. Our vision for Lambeth and Southwark Mind is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health and well-being for all, and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively, and with respect. The majority of us involved in running Lambeth and Southwark Mind have experience of using or receiving mental health services of various kinds ourselves. Click here for more information.
Maintaining Health Partners
Maintaining Health Partners (MHP) is a Southwark-based not-for-profit cooperative of specialist therapists. We aim to improve the quality of life of people experiencing mental health difficulties and the wide community, and do so through an exciting combination of complementary therapies, outreach and engagement. We also develop projects which reduce stigma surrounding mental health and which create opportunities for people experiencing mental health difficulties to take part in activities with others in the community. Click here for more information.
Grandparents Plus is the only national charity (England and Wales) dedicated to grandparents and their role in the care and development of their grandchildren. We recognise the huge contribution grandparents are making to families across the country, and we speak out to make sure their voices are heard.
Through our advice service and support network, we help kinship carers by providing support, giving independent guidance, and connecting them with each other. We partner with academics on cutting-edge research, and work with journalists to amplify what we find to Westminster and beyond.
Southwark Disablement Association
Southwark Disablement Association (SDA) is a Deaf and Disabled People’s user led organisation providing Independent Living Support to Disabled Adults primarily with physical, neurological or sensory impairments living in Southwark.
Leap Confronting Conflict
Leap supports young people aged between 11 and 25 to make changes in their lives by gaining a greater understanding of themselves and their relationship with conflict. Many of the young people we work with have grown up in care, are not in mainstream education, are at risk of gang involvement and exploitation, or are caught up in the criminal justice system.
Brook Young People
Brook is the UK’s leading provider of sexual health and wellbeing for young people under 25. We are the only charity working across the UK and Channel Islands that specialises in working with young people to promote their sexual health in the wider context of health and wellbeing.
Change Grow Live
We provide help and support to adults, children, young people and families. Our services cover a wide variety of areas including health and wellbeing, substance use, mental health, criminal justice, domestic abuse and homelessness.