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.
Ladies of Virtue Community Outreach
Information to come.
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.
Lifeline Southwark is a free, safe and confidential drug and alcohol service for any adult over the age of 18 who lives in the London Borough of Southwark. The service supports all people from any background, who uses any kind of drug and/or alcohol and who want to recover or change We work at all levels, from prevention and early engagement, through to recovery. Lifeline understand people may also be dealing with other issues and we offer a range of ‘wrap around’ services to support these. Lifeline Southwark provides a full range of support services for people wanting to change their use of drugs and alcohol. Click here for more information.
Orchard Hill College
Orchard Hill College provides a non-residential educational service, which offers equality of opportunity and respect to all students and staff. We provide real life learning opportunities within a framework which is flexible, safe and responsive to individual needs. We aim at all times to build quality relationships and interactions which respect an individual’s potential to learn. We enable and empower learners to identify and work towards their personal aspirations. At Orchard Hill College we try to get as close as possible to our learners’ home communities, to help them build a network of people who appreciate what they can offer to the local community/workplace during and after their time with us. We want our learners to have the opportunity to experience new challenges, whilst feeling secure in the support that they receive from our experienced and enthusiastic staff teams. 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.
Place2Be (Southwark hub)
Place2Be is the leading UK provider of school-based mental health support, unlocking children’s potential in the classroom and beyond. We are a national charity, providing emotional support to children in over 200 schools nationwide. We provide integrated school-based service, offering swift access to counselling and other services. We support pupils with and behavioural problems who often miss out on receiving adequate help from statutory services. We also offer training and advice for teachers and emotional school based staff. Our Southwark hub reaches 12 schools and 3,179 children. Click here for more information.
Rewrite fights prejudice and injustice by bringing together young people from different backgrounds through the power of drama and creative writing. Click here for more information.
Social Action for Health (Kindred Minds project)
Social Action for Health(SAfH) is a community development charity, which works alongside marginalised local people and their communities towards justice, equality, better health and wellbeing. We run our Kindred Mind project from our base in Cambridge House. Kindred Minds is a unique mental health project for people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in Southwark and nearby areas. We are a user-run and user-led project, led by service users for service users. We are experts by experience. We aim to tackle the inequalities in the mental health services faced by our BME communities. Click here for more information.
Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. The charity helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work .Our free Legal Helpline gives parents and carer’s advice on employment rights such as maternity and paternity leave, rights to time off in an emergency, and parental leave, as well as helping them to negotiate the flexible hours they want. We can also give basic advice on the benefits and tax credits that working parents can claim. We also give advice on maternity discrimination and pregnancy discrimination. Our ground breaking research and campaigns seek to change the way we live and work. To that end, we also work with employers to support them in creating workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone. Click here for more information.