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Voluntary Care Centre

Recruits, trains and provides volunteers who give practical help to people in need. Befriending, shopping and escorting. DIY and volunteer driving scheme for anyone in Lewisham who cannot use public transport. Social club for people with mental health difficulties.

Lewisham Asian Elders and Carers Group

Day centre for older and disabled Asian and African-Caribbean people and their carers. Advice on welfare rights, signposting and help with accessing specialist services. Craft and classes. Vegetarian lunch. Outings.

Age Concern - Lewisham and Southwark (Lewisham)

Range of services for older people and their carers. Information and advice on benefits, local services and other related issues. Volunteer befriending scheme. Outreach services in Deptford and Downham. Ageing Well project in north west Lewisham. Handyperson scheme. Insurance services. Cafe and bookshop.

170 Community Project

Community centre with a range of services and activities. Advice on benefits, housing rights, finding accommodation and employment Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Domestic violence project Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm. Health project. Mediation project.

Lewisham Plus Credit Union

Financial non-profit co-operative offering savings and low cost loan facilities to members.

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Shelter - London Housing Advice Appointment Service

Specialist advice on housing, debt and welfare for people over the age of 25. Services include help accessing employment, accommodation and local services. These services are provided at outreach sessions (by appointment only) in Hackney, Newham, Camden, Hammersmith and Fulham, Barking, Lambeth, Bromley, Barnet, Ealing and Lewisham.

Jobcentre Plus - Lewisham

Combined jobsearch and benefits service for people of working age. Personal advisers assist with jobsearch activities and benefits claims. Access to Jobpoint terminals for information on job vacancies. Part of the Department for Work and Pensions' Jobcentre Plus network.

Lewisham Asian Association

Advice for the Asian community in South East London. Subjects covered include benefits, housing, immigration and nationality, healthcare, education, accessing social services and other statutory provision. Trips for children during school holidays.

Community Legal Centre (CLC)

Range of services for the local community, particularly aimed at refugees, asylum seekers, minority ethnic groups and unemployed people. Docklands Training Centre - IT, ESOL, health and social care, careers advice and guidance. Legal advice on immigration, welfare rights, housing, general civil matters. Health promotion. Community volunteering project, with work placement opportunities.

Age UK - Lewisham and Southwark (Southwark)

Central office for Age Concern Lewisham and Southwark services. Advice and information. Community care support. Day centre. Healthy ageing activities. Home care, palliative home care. Insurance services. Help at home services. Ageing well scheme.