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Contact a Family - Lewisham

Support for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 with disabilities or additional needs, living in Lewisham. Information and advice. Quarterly newsletter. Holiday events and activities. Annual family weekends away. Social events for parents/carers. Encourage parents and carers to meet for mutual support.

New Community Debt Advice Service

Debt advice for people who are in financial difficulty or need help in managing their money. Help with the preparation of budgets, repayment plans and in negotiation with creditors.

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Deptford Reach

Day centre for adults who are vulnerable through homelessness, mental ill health, loneliness, severe poverty. Low cost meals, free tea, coffee, soup. Clothing store, shower, laundry facilities. GP, chiropodist, access to health care. Housing advice, resettlement support. Literacy, numeracy, IT classes. Training, educational, employment support. Leisure activities. Private Rented Scheme.

Irish Community Services in Greenwich, Bexley and Lewisham

Range of services for the Irish community in South East London. Advice and advocacy. Elders advice project help with housing, benefits, pensions, debt, employment and returning to Ireland. Representation at tribunals. Older people's outreach and telephone befriending service. Elder people's activities and lunch clubs. Carers support services. Supporting people project. Volunteers project.

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.

Deptford and New Cross Credit Union

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

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Deptford Action Group for the Elderly (DAGE)

Information, support and befriending for older people. 2 charity shops stocking second hand furniture for low income groups. Home removals service for all age groups.

Crossroads - Greenwich and Lewisham

Respite care service for carers of people with disabilities, chronic illness, sensory impairment and HIV/AIDS. Respite care service for Asian elderly, Asian carers, black and ethnic minority carers. Caring service for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Service available 7.30am-10.30pm, 365 days a year.

Federation of Refugees from Vietnam in Lewisham (FORVIL)

Centre for Vietnamese elders, carers & people with health problems. Access to advice on benefits, language support, health care, housing. Health advice drop-in and health talks. Mobile optician. Carers support project provides advice, counselling, help with applications, training, social activities, outings, short breaks. Lunch club two days a week. Games, trips, cultural events, festivities.

Turkish Community Project London

Support and advice for Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish speaking people. Casework in housing and welfare benefits. Counselling. Translation and interpreting service.