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Connexions SW17

Specialist careers advice for young people 13 - 19

Connexions is a service for young people aged 13-19 (up to 25 years old if they have a learning difficulty, disability or special need). Personal Advisors provide specialist careers guidance and can give practical support that young people need to make positive decisions and choices in life.

Contact the Elderly

A Lifeline of Friendship

We organise monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for people aged 75 and over, who live alone with little or no support from friends, family or statutory services. The afternoons are full of fun and laughter and make a real difference to the lives of our older guests.

CoppaFeel!

Knowing your boobs could save your life.

CoppaFeel! educate and remind 18-30 year olds on the importance of checking their boobs and making it a habit of a lifetime.

Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK is a national charity offering specialist services and human support to deafblind people and those who have progressive sight and hearing loss acquired throughout their lives.

Delete Blood Cancer

DKMS

Delete Blood Cancer UK is the UK operation of an organisation called DKMS, the world’s largest stem cell donor centre. We believe that not one single person suffering with a blood cancer should die, because they are unable to find a matching blood stem donor.

Detatched Development Support

Advice & support for voluntary groups in Balham & Tooting

Detached development support worker, Gillian Thomas offers advice and support for voluntary groups in the Balham or Tooting area. Based in Tooting Hub, she can help with queries on a variety of subjects including; finding funding for your group and registering with Wandsworth Youth services.

Duke Street Church Richmond

Evangelical Baptist Church

We’re ordinary people from every age and stage of life. On Sundays we meet at 10.00am and 6.30pm, where you can expect solid Bible preaching and teaching. In the morning service we offer a full children and youth programme, as well as a crèche.

English Conversation Group

Wandsworth Libraries

Learning English as a second language? Practice with other learners and volunteer teachers in a relaxed friendly environment. We can help you to improve and become more confident with your spoken English. Find a group in your local library...

Epilepsy Society

a full life for everyone affected by epilepsy

Epilepsy Society is the UK's leading provider of epilepsy services. Through our cutting edge research, awareness campaigns, information resources and expert care, we work for everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK.

Eritrean Muslim Community Association

Supporting the Eritrean community in the UK

The Eritrean Muslim Community Association is a charity, which aims to address the social, welfare and cultural needs of members of the Eritrean community in in the UK.

Ex-carers Support Group

Wandsworth Carers Centre

This is a group where people who have stopped caring for someone can have a cake and a cup of tea and receive support to help you get started on your own life after caring. We meet every fortnight on Wednesday afternoons 2 - 4pm.

FACE - Furzedown Annual Charity Events

Join us and support Furzedown

FACE is a group of neighbours in the Furzedown area of tooting, South London, who decided to get together and raise money for local causes affecting those close to us.

FiSH Neighbourhood Care- Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen ONLY

Voluntary neighbourhood help for the residents of Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen.

FiSH combats loneliness and social isolation in older and vulnerable people living in Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen, enabling them to live independent and dignified lives. We connect the community through a volunteer network offering friendship, support and practical help.

FPA

talking sense about sex

Our vision is of a country where talking sense about sex is the norm not the exception. We educate and inform thousands of people about sexual health each year and campaign to improve sexual health services.

Free Cakes For Kids UK

Wandsworth group

Free Cakes for Kids is a community service to families who find it difficult to provide a birthday cake for their child. The cakes are baked by volunteers from your community with your kid's favourite theme or style. Free, friendly and confidential.

FST - Battersea Lions FC

Football skills coaching

Battersea Lions FC is an after school football project providing quality football skills coaching alongside valuable personal and social development for under 19s.

FST - Lean on Me

one-to-one mentoring

The Lean on Me Programme is a targeted one-to-one mentoring scheme. We aim to build relationships with young people who are excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream education through mentoring, opening the door for us to give them all the support needed.

fuelbanks and families

fighting family poverty

fuelbanks and families was set up in response to the carefully researched needs of local families. We offer a unique combination of services and care that is much more than the sum of its parts.

Furzedown Community Network

The Furzedown Community Network (FCN), is made up of local people keen to promote a sense of community in Furzedown. We work to improve our neighbourhood, which includes organising the annual Furzedown Festival and smaller events such as quiz nights.

Gauchers Association

for those affected by Gaucher Disease

The Gauchers Association provides support and advice to patients and their families, supports research, and provides educational opportunities to healthcare professionals to increase the knowledge of Gaucher Disease.

Girlguiding London South West

Part of the UK's leading charity for girls & young women

We give girls a space where they can be themselves,have fun, build friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and communities. We build girls' confidence and raise their aspirations, giving them the chance to discover their potential and be a force for good.

Graveney Canteen

Tooting URC

The Graveney Canteen is a community kitchen project set up to serve the needs of the Graveney Locality. Running every Friday from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm and open to the public from 12 pm.

Group 64

Theatre for Young People

Group 64 is a dynamic & exciting Young People's Community Theatre Company. We believe in giving young people the opportunity to reach their creative potential in a safe and fun environment. We offer drama classes, opportunities to be in productions, holiday projects and much more!

Growing community & a garden on the Doddington estate in Battersea

Community garden growing healthy produce to share

Open Saturdays 10am - 1pm & Wednesdays 12:30 - 3:30pm. Volunteer run garden on the roof of the DRCA. We grow fruit, veg & herbs. There are two lawns, flowers, mature trees & benches to sit & enjoy the garden. Volunteers welcome! We provide all tools, gloves, seeds etc. Come & meet us!

Guide Dogs

London Mobility Team

Guide Dogs provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. Our dedicated team of supporters & staff help deliver a range of mobility services, whether its training guide dog partnerships, empowering people through sighted guide, or supporting people through our buddy dog scheme.

Ham & Petersham SOS

Neighbourhood care group

Ham and Petersham SOS is a neighbourhood care group for elderly and disabled residents of Ham and Petersham. We provide transport, weekly activities, monthly outings and practical help.

Hampton Foodbank

We are here to help the local people of Hampton in crisis.

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis.

Handyperson Service

DIY Help for over 60s - Age UK Wandsworth

The Handyperson service undertakes minor repairs, DIY-style tasks and other small jobs in or around the home. The service is available to anyone aged 60-plus whether homeowner, private or council tenant.

Healthwatch Richmond

Your local watchdog for NHS and social care services

Healthwatch Richmond is the independent watchdog for NHS and social care services in the Richmond borough. We seek the views and experiences of local people to help make these services better. Contact us and tell us what you think about the NHS and social care: your views are important!

Hestia Age Activity Centre

Serving Older People Living in Wandsworth

Hestia Age Activity Centre provides services for local people aged 60 in the London Borough of Wandsworth, aiming to help them stay active, independent and healthy, while living in their own homes for as long as possible.

HIV support Group for people in Wandsworth

South London HIV Partnership

Join our support group with other people living with HIV: - Share information - Exchange ideas - Make friends - Air concerns and Find solutions. All of METRO's services are free & confidential.

Home-Start Richmond

Family Support Charity

Home-Start Richmond is part of Home-Start UK, the leading family support charity. We offer outreach services through volunteers giving regular support, friendship & practical help to families under stress, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. We work in Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow,

Home-Start Wandsworth

Family Support

Home-Start UK is the UK's leading family support organisation. Volunteers provide home-visiting support to local families who are struggling for a variety of reasons such as multiple births, post natal depression, disability or illness and social isolation. To qualify for help, families must have one child under five years old and live in the borough of Wandsworth. Families can either self refer by getting in touch with Home-Start direct and referrals are accepted from agencies such as health

HOST

Promoting international friendship and cultural exchange

To promote international friendship and understanding by welcoming international students as guests in British homes

i-decide

your support, your way

i-decide is a social enterprise that provides personalised, community-inclusive support solutions for individuals with a support need.

Independent Age

Advice and support for older age

Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility. A charity founded over 150 years ago, we’re independent so you can be.

Islamic Resource Centre

We offer free services to the community in a number of languages.

The Islamic Resource Centre is a charitable organisation offering free services to the community in a number of languages including; English, Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic and Persian. IRC is an equal opportunity project aimed at meeting the needs of the community.

Jack Petchey Foundation

Inspiring young people

Established in 1999, the Jack Petchey Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25. The Foundation exists to raise the aspirations of young people, to help them take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.

Job Club @TheYard

South West London Vineyard

Job Club @TheYard is a fresh way for SWLV to lift people out of poverty in their communities by tackling the huge problem of unemployment. Our FREE weekly group meets every Tuesday 1-3pm.

Just Act

How to make things happen and improve your community

Just Act is a new website providing and signposting practical information for people wanting to make a difference and improve their community. The site is for people currently involved in a community project and anyone looking to get more active in their local area.

Katherine Low Settlement

Serving the community since 1924

Katherine Low Settlement is a multi-purpose charity that has been serving the communities of Battersea and Wandsworth since 1924 - we celebrated our 90th birthday last year! We are dedicated to building stronger communities so that we can enable people to challenge and find ways out of poverty.

Kids' City

Out of School Activities for Kids

Kids' City provides a range of out of School activities to children aged 3-11 years, including: After School Clubs, Breakfast Clubs & Holiday Play schemes. details: www.kidscity.org.uk

Kingston Carers' Network

Improving the lives of carers' in Kingston.

Kingston Carers' Network is a charity that provides independent information, advice, advocacy and support to people who care for someone living in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Kingston Centre for Independent Living

Ensuring that all disabled people across Kingston live as independently as they choose.

Our mission is to provide information, advice and support to all disabled people living in the Royal Borough of Kingston and the surrounding areas and to empower them to have a voice, take control of their lives, and be treated equally.

Kingston Eco-op

We are a charity who promote physical and mental well-being through learning and activities.

The Kingston Eco-op is a project which offers a range of different activities for adults who have learning disabilities, mental health problems or have other challenges in their lives.

Learn English At Home- LEAH

Teaching English to refugees and migrants in Kingston, Richmond and Hounslow.

Learn English at Home (LEAH) is a small charity helping refugees and migrants resident in the boroughs of Kingston, Richmond and Hounslow (not Wandsworth) to improve their English language skills and become more active in their local community.

Leonard Cheshire Disability - Randall Close Resource Centre

Support Centre in Battersea

Our centre offers people the chance to enjoy various interesting activities and outings. It is used by a wide range of people, including people with physical and learning disabilities and older people.

LGB&T Counselling Service

London Friend

If something is troubling you it can be worth spending some time thinking and talking about why this may be happening. We offer counselling and support to the LGB&T community around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promoting personal growth and self-confidence.

LGB&T Social & Support Groups

London Friend

Want to make friends, or just meet with other LGB&T people in a safe, supportive environment? Our social and support groups provide a safe space away from the scene for LGB&T people to come together to discuss a range of issues affecting them, including coming out and questions about sexuality.

Libraries and Heritage Service

Public library and local heritage

We aim to inspire people and encourage a sense of place through libraries with books, information, learning, online access and services for every resident in spaces that bring local communities together.

Lifetimes

The Council for Voluntary Services in Wandsworth

Lifetimes is the elected CVS for the London Borough of Wandsworth. We provide training, advice, information, networking and opportunities for all voluntary and community organisations in Wandsworth. We also deliver projects directly for local residents in need and managing multiple disadvantages.

Little Village

Supporting Families in Need

Little Village is a new charity, set up in autumn 2015 by a group of local parents in Tooting. We provide good quality baby clothes and equipment, donated by local families, to local families who need this kit but can't afford to buy it.

Love to Learn

Supporting education for young refugees in Wandsworth

Love to Learn is an educational charity that works with young refugees and their families in Wandsworth. We provide a learning mentor scheme, ESOL classes, trips, a homework and activities club for children aged 5-15, and educational casework and advocacy.

Macmillan Cancer Support

We're here to help

At Macmillan, we understand how vital it is to have someone by your side when you're affected by cancer. A team who can provide personal support and expert information. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.

Make a Difference

Afro-Caribbean Senior Citizens Group

The Make a Difference group arranges coffee mornings, keep fit sessions for seniors and social events and has become a valuable community resource. As the name suggests, the aim of the group is to make a difference in the local community.

Merton and Wandsworth Asylum Welcome

We aim to relieve poverty and distress by supporting refugees, asylum seekers and newly arrived migrants in South London. We provide weekly drop-in centres, advocacy and youth support services. We also work with local and strategic partners to represnt the needs of refugees and asylum seekers.

Metro Centre

Sexual Health & Wellbeing for the Whole Person

The Metro Centre provides services to all people experiencing issues related to sexuality, identity, gender and diversity. We offer a range of Sexual Health, Mental Health & Wellbeing and Youth Services with a particular focus on supporting the LGBT community.

Mimosa Women’s Support Group

Advancing Women Today

Mimosa Women’s Support Group exists to empower women. Based in Battersea, we welcome women whatever their life circumstances, encouraging them to engage with new opportunities and reach their potential.

Missing People

A lifeline when someone disappears

We are an independent charity funded by donations. We provide help, advice and support to Missing People. We search on behalf of those left behind and provide specialised support to ease their heartache and confusion.

Moving On at Pecan

Mentoring for women aged 18-25 leaving custody

'Moving On' is a mentoring programme that supports women in London aged 18-25 leaving custody. - We value the skills and experience of each individual. - We will use a range of methods to understand and record their story and set goals that build upon their experiences.

Mushkil Aasaan

Help for Asian families in crisis or need

Mushkil Aasaan is a group based in Merton and Wandsworth and offers a range of services for Asian families in crisis or need of help. Services range from domiciliary care, bilingual welfare rights advice, translation and interpreting, bereavement support and respite for carers and much more.

my Voice

Ambitious about Autism

myVoice is a project for 16-25 year olds with autism. It's all about connecting you with other young adults with autism and helping you to have your say in your local communities.

NCS - The Challenge

National Citizen Service

NCS with The Challenge is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 15-17 year olds. It helps build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends. It involves a short time away from home and taking part in a team project in the local community and much more!

No Panic

Helping you break the chains of anxiety disorders

No Panic is the National Organisation for Panic, Anxiety Neuroses, Information and Care. We provide information and advice for the carers of and people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and the effects of Tranquiliser withdrawal.

NUSHO

Time Banking

NUSHO - NU Social Health Organisation is a Charity that helps communities by setting up and supporting Time banks in GP practices, schools and other community groups. Time banking is a simple and effective way for community members to help others, while helping themselves at the same time.

Opening Doors London

Information & Support to LGBT people over 50

The Opening Doors London project, led by Age UKCamden, provides a range of services and activities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people over 50 in London.

OSO Arts Centre

Theatre, Music, Performances and Classes

OSO Arts Centre is a fringe theatre set in the beautiful location of Barnes Green. Easily accessible from Clapham Junction, Waterloo and Hammersmith, in the evenings we have theatre, music and comedy performances in our 74-seat auditorium. The bar is open from 7pm.

Oxfam

Charity Shops - Clothing & Shoe Banks - Book & Music Banks

Our shops raise money to fund our projects, fighting poverty at its roots! You can help in so many ways, just in your local area, by donating your unwanted things to shops or collection banks, volunteering in our stores OR visiting our shops to buy pre-loved goods or brand new cards and gift items.

Parkinson's UK Wandsworth Branch

Change attitudes. Find a cure. Join Us

We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. We also organise regular events and social activities. Join us - and meet other people affected by Parkinson's in your area

Paul's Cancer Support Centre

Cancer support services

Paul's Cancer Support Centre provides a range of services for people affected by cancer, their family and friends. Our services can be used at any stage - from diagnosis, through treatment and afterwards. We offer support, information and complementary therapies (massage, reflexology, counselling, hypnotherapy, etc)to our clients. If you want to access our services, call the Centre on 020 7924 3924 to arrange an initial appointment. We are only 10 minutes walk from Clapham Junction station.

Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity- PKD

The PKD Charity was established by patients, professionals and members of families affected by PKD.

We wish to promote health and to relieve those persons suffering from or affected by Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) with a view to improving their conditions of life.

Positive Parenting and Children (PPC)

Positive Parenting and Children is the UK's longest-running charity supporting children and families living with HIV and AIDS. Since 1987 we have worked with hundreds of families, providing practical support to parents and children in their own homes and in their local communities.

Putney Womens Institute - WI

Inspiring Women

Are you looking to make friends and learn something new? The WI group in Putney is a place where likeminded women can gather to network, share experiences, and just have fun! We meet on the third Monday of each month, 7.30pm at the Captain Cook Pub, Putney.

Quilombo UK

We wish Kingston to be a well-integrated community that celebrates social and cultural differences.

Quilombo UK is an outreach charitable organisation seeking to mediate between the various cultures and groups that are found in the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, with the ultimate aim of contributing to a cohesive and thriving community.

Refugee Action Kingston

We provide advice and support for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kingston area.

We wish to Welcome and enable refugees in Kingston to become valued members of our community by supporting, advising and empowering them towards building fulfilled and independent lives.