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Criminal Law Advice Line

Rights of Women - helping women through the law

For advice on issues including: - sexual offences, including rape and sexual assault - domestic violence and harassment - reporting offences to the police and the criminal justice system - the rights of victims, witnesses and defendants - criminal injuries compensation Call, Tuesdays 11am-1pm

Crisis

the national charity for single homeless people

Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.

Crossroads Care- Richmond & Kingston upon Thames

We're the people Carers turn to.

Crossroads Care Richmond and Kingston upon Thames strives to relieve the stresses of relatives and friends caring for someone who has a disability or chronic illness.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Somewhere to turn to when someone dies.

Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close. If someone you know has died and you need to talk, call us on 0844 477 9400 or send an email.

DABS - Directory And Book Services

Support for Those Concerned with Abuse & Sexual Violence

DABS is a comprehensive resource of information and support for those concerned with abuse and sexual violence. DABS offers information on national & local support agencies, details of available literature and a telephone signposting service.

DABS Pathfinder

Signposting for Those Concerned with Abuse & Sexual Violence

DABS Pathfinder is a signposting service that provides free support and information all over the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland to anyone and any organisation regarding issues to do with childhood abuse, incest and sexual violence.

Dads House

Helping Dads ... be Dads

Dads House is a charitable organisation founded and run by William McGranaghan to help single dads, giving them support, advice and information.

Deaf Drop in Service

Wandsworth Council - Adult Social Services

Providing information, advice and guidance Every Tuesday 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm Service only available to residents of Wandsworth Borough Minicom: (020) 8871 8485

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.

Dementia Partners

Dementia Planning Specialists

Dementia Partners assists people with dementia who are living in care homes. We provide a comprehensive, hands-on care advisory and implementation service to people with all forms of dementia and their relatives and carers.

Dementia Support Service

Alzheimers Society UK

This support service provides telephone information and advice and one to one visits to people with dementia and their carers.

Dementia UK

Admiral Nursing Direct Dementia Helpline

Dementia helpline staffed by Admiral Nurses providing practical and emotional support on the telephone or via email. Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia.

Department of Health

GOV.UK

The aim of the Department of Health (DH) is to improve the health and well-being of people in England. The website provides health and social care policy and guidance, publications and statistics.

Deposit Recovery Clinic

South West London Law Centres

South West London Law Centre's Deposit Recovery Clinic can provide advice and assistance in recovering your deposit from your landlord.

Disability and Social Care Advice

DASCAS

Citizens Advice Wandsworth’s Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS), is here to give independent advice to residents of the London Borough of Wandsworth about benefits and services. The service is for people with disabilities and the relatives and friends who care for them.

Disability Grants

Helping you Save Time Finding the Right Grant

Disability Grants is a comprehensive online resource, with information on charities and trusts to help you find a grant for yourself, your family or anyone you are supporting with a disability. Visit our website: www.disability-grants.org or

Disability Rights UK

Disabled people leading change

We are disabled people leading change, working to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

Disabled Living Foundation

Advice, information & training on independant living

DLF is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since 1969.

downsyndrome OK

Offering help and support in South East England

downsyndrome OK is a parent led, registered Charity offering help and support to families, professionals and people with Down's Syndrome in Surrey, Sussex and South London.

Dying Matters

The National Council for Palliative Care

Dying Matters is a national coalition of 30,000 members which aims to change public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards dying, death and bereavement. The Coalition encourages people to talk about their wishes towards the end of their lives including where they want to die and funeral plans.

Dyslexia Action

Taking Action . Changing Lives.

Dyslexia Action is a national charity that takes action to change the lives of people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. We aim to remove the barriers facing those with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties by providing help and support.

EasyHealth

Accessible health information

Health information with easy-to-understand words, pictures and films. There are over 1000 leaflets, films and audio descriptions on Easyhealth, made by many different organisations and early all of the information is free to download!

Eating Disorders Support

Offering Support on the Journey to Recovery

Eating Disorders Support is an organisation providing help and support to anyone affected by an eating problem such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder. It also provides help for those who are caring for, or supporting someone with an eating disorder.

Electrical Industries Charity

Supporting our people through life's challenges.

The Electrical Industries Charity is the national charity for the electrical and energy industries. Supporting our people through life's challenges.

Emergence

Changing Attitudes - Building Lives

Our vision at Emergence is to make a life changing difference for everyone affected by personality disorders (PD) through support, advice and education.

End of Life Info

Free information and advice for later life

As we get older, many of us find ourselves in need of information and advice relevant to the later stages in our lives. End of Life Info offers free information and advice for groups and individuals on End of life care, Legal issues and Funeral planning.

Epilepsy Action

Improving the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy

Epilepsy Action is the UK's leading epilepsy organisation and exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition. We are a member lead association providing information, advice and support services as well as campaigning to improve epilepsy healthcare and services.

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.

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.

Families Need Fathers

The UK's leading Shared Parenting charity

FNF is a charity chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown. We offer information, advice and support services to help parents to achieve a positive outcome for their children.

Family Action

Supporting families since 1869

Family Action is a leading provider of services to disadvantaged and socially isolated families. We tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families today including domestic abuse, mental health problems, learning disabilities and severe financial hardship.

Family Information Service

Your Family Friendly Guide

The service has information on how to find: - childcare, including nannies; - education; - family support services; - financial support for families; - activities to do with your child; - working in childcare; - health information; - school holiday activities.

Family Law Advice Line

Rights of Women - helping women through the law

For free, confidential legal advice for women on issues including: - domestic violence and abuse - divorce and civil partnership dissolution - relationship breakdown - parental responsibility, child contact and residence - lesbian parenting & civil partnership

Family Lives

Listening, supportive and non-judgemantal

Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service (previously known as Parentline). Please call us on 0808 800 2222 for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying.

Family Rights Group

Keeping children safe in their families

Family Rights Group work with parents in England and Wales whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to remain at home.

First Point

South London HIV Partnership

METRO HIV Support is an information and support service for people living with HIV in South London. Contact METRO HIV Support to access advice, advocacy, health information, counselling, mentoring and peer support groups.

FMA UK

Fighting for Freedom from Fibromyalgia

FMA UK was established in order to provide information and support to sufferers of fibromyalgia and their families. In addition, the Association provides medical information for professionals and operates a national helpline.

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.

FRANK

Friendly, confidential drugs advice

FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK.

Free Water & Energy Advice

South West London Law Centres

Are you having problems paying your utility bills? Depending on your circumstances, we can help you apply for grants that might be able help with your energy debts. Our services are free and completely confidential.

Free2B Alliance

Support for LGBT young people and parents

Free2B supports LGBT young people and parents across London, providing advice & guidance through our friendly & supportive group meetings. We also deliver awareness training to organisations, challenging homophobia, biphobia & transphobia to facilitate the development of inclusive environments.

FST - Learn 2 Live

personal & social development for young people

The Learn2Live Programme is a personal and social development project for young people excluded from mainstream education. Over 2 half day workshops our staff take a therapeutic approach to building good relationships with the young people, making us more able to support them further.

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.

Galop

LGBT anti-violence & abuse charity

Galop is London’s LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity. If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

Galop

the LGBT+ anti violence charity

If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. We are a completely independent community-led group.

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.

Generate

Opportunities for people with learning disabilities

Generate is a charity that aims to create better days and better lives for people with a learning disability by working together with them and the people who know them well. We aim to help provide purpose, develop independence and encourage connections through people, places and activities.

Get it! by Metro

FREE Condoms and sexual advice for young people

Get it! is a new condom scheme for young people who live, study, work or socialise in the borough of Wandsworth and are between 13 -24 years old. We offer free and confidential access to condoms to make it as simple as possible for you to stay safe.

Gingerbread

Single parents, equal families

We provide advice and practical support for single parents. Expert advisers answer our helpline, our website is packed full of useful information and we offer training too.We also campaign to improve the lives of all single parent families. And because we're a national charity, it's all free!

Glory of God Ministries

Christian ministry - Refugee Centre - Community Outreach

As a Church of Christ Jesus, we believe in helping the needy, as written in the Bible. So we take this as our daily duty wherever we are. A broad range of support is provided by the Church. We offer both spiritual aid and physical aid.

Grandparents Plus

We champion the wider family who care for children

Grandparents Plus is the national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives – especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances and when they have lost contact with children.

HAIL Wandsworth Hub

HAIL Wandsworth Community Hub

The HAIL Community Hub is a true community venue offering a range of opportunities, activities and services. The Hub is a friendly and welcoming environment.

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 & Hampton Hill Voluntary Care

We aim in providing help and support to those in need.

Hampton & Hampton Hill Voluntary Care was inaugurated by local people in 1974 to be a good neighbour to residents of the area suffering social isolation through infirmity, mobility problems or any other reason.

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.

Hanne & Co Solicitors

Solicitors & Notary Public

Hanne & Co Solicitors in London have a long history and an outstanding reputation, offering services in several areas of law. Our Private Client, Family and Housing Solicitors are able to help you with your legal affairs.

Headway

We aim to provide assistance, support, information and services to people with a brain injury, their families, carers and relevant professionals working with those with brain injury. We also work to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury.

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!

Healthwatch Wandsworth

For better health and social care

Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. We will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and service users are taken into account in the delivery and design of local services

Helplines Partnership

The body for Helplines in the UK

Helplines Partnership is the membership body for helplines and organisations that provide helpline services in the UK and internationally. Use our online tool to search the Helplines Partnership database and find a service for your needs.

Hepatitis C Trust

The national UK charity for Hepatitis C

The Trust runs a range of services that provide support, information and representation for people with hepatitis C. We are also committed to raising public awareness of the facts and ending discrimination against people living with hepititis C.

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Support Group

Providing help and support for those with HSP.

The HSP Support Group helps people diagnosed with Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia [also known as Familial Spastic Paraparesis]. The Group aims to encourage and support members and to assist research.

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.

Hestia Dementia Carers Support Group

Age Activity Centre

DCSG is tailored to provide support for spousal carers and adult children caring for family members

HMSA

Hypermobility Syndromes Association

The HMSA is the only charity offering both practical support and Information Standards Accredited health and care information to people who have a hypermobility syndrome, or who are involved in their care and support.

Homeless Health Link Service

SPEAR

SPEAR are proud to announce our new Homeless Health Link Service. This new service will serve single adult rough sleepers and single adult former rough sleepers across the London boroughs of Richmond-upon-Thames, Kingston-upon-Thames, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth.

Huntington's Disease Association

Hunting for a cure, with care

The Huntington's Disease Association is a UK registered charity which supports people affected by HD. We also provide information and advice to families, friends and healthcare professionals who support Huntington's disease families.

Hypnotherapy Directory

Connecting individuals with professional support

We offer information about what hypnotherapy is, how it can help, upcoming events, articles written by professionals and the latest hypnotherapy news. To ensure the professionalism of our members, we require proof of their qualifications and insurance cover, or proof of professional body membership.

IAS

The Institute of Alcohol Studies

The Institute of Alcohol Studies works to help bridge the gap between the scientific evidence on alcohol and the wider public. We produce up-to-date information and factsheets on key aspects of alcohol policy in the UK.

IBS Network

Supporting people living with irritable bowel syndrome

The IBS Network is the UK's national charity for IBS, offering information, advice and support to patients with IBS and working with health care professionals to facilitate IBS self management.

IKWRO

Iranian and Kurdish Women' Rights Organisation

IKWRO supports Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls in the UK who are at risk of 'honour' based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence. We provide direct services for women and girls, including advocacy, training and counselling.

Immigration & Asylum law Advice Line

Rights of Women - helping women through the law

For advice on issues including: - claiming asylum - the rights of Europeans and their families in the UK - trafficking - immigration law, including in relation to domestic violence, long residence and family life - financial support options, including for women with no recourse to public funds

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.

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)

VoiceAbility Wandsworth

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. Through our IMCA service we work with people who have been assessed as lacking capacity, offering independent support in relation to important decisions about their care.

INQUEST

Working for truth, justice and accountability

INQUEST is a small charity, providing free advice to people bereaved by a death in custody and detention.

Integrated Neurological Services- INS

We provide long-term support to people with a neurological condition and their family and carers.

Our team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and social workers provides therapy, information and support to help you manage your neurological condition.

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.

JAGS Foundation

Keeping hope alive in young people

JAGS Foundation was set up as a tribute to James Andre Godfrey Smartt-Ford who was tragically murdered inside Streatham Ice Rink in February 2007. The foundation carries out various projects and activiteis, 'keeping hope alive in young people'.

Jewish Womens Aid

Supporting Jewish Women affected by Domestic Violence

Jewish Women's Aid is the only specialist organisation in the UK supporting Jewish women affected by domestic violence. We provide confidential, accessible, empowering and culturally sensitive advocacy and support for Jewish women and children affected by domestic violence.

Kidney Cancer UK

The UK's Leading specialist Kidney Cancer charity

Kidney Cancer UK is the UK's leading specialist kidney cancer charity. It seeks to reduce the harm caused by kidney cancer by increasing knowledge and awareness, providing patient information and by supporting research into the causes, prevention and treatment of the disease.

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 Somali Community Association

Supporting the minority ethnic communities in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.

We wish to promote general charitable purposes for the benefit of the communities of Kingston Upon Thames and the surrounding area, and to provide relief from financial hardship and social and/or economic disadvantage and to advance the education of its residents of all ages;

Kith & Kids

supporting disability - focusing on abilities

Kith & Kids provides activities, opportunities, information and support for people with a learning disability or autism, their parents and siblings. We help the whole family to overcome social isolation and live more fulfilled lives.

KMHCF

Kingston Mental Health Carers Forum

Do you provide care or support for someone who suffers from a mental illness? If so, as Carers ourselves, we invite you to join Kingston Mental Health Carers' Forum so that, together, we can press for better services.

Latin American Women’s Rights Service- LAWRS

We provide practical and emotional support to Latin American women migrants in the UK.

We are a user-led, feminist and human rights organisation focused on addressing the practical and strategic needs of Latin American migrant women displaced by poverty and violence.

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.

Life After Stroke Service

Support for stroke survivors and their families

Our coordinator can visit you at home or in hospital and talk to you and your family, helping you cope with the physical and emotional effects of stroke. He/she can give you practical advice and emotional support (face to face and over the phone), and help you get support from other services.

LINKING BRIDGES

Women's Community Group

Linking Bridges is an organisation for women. Our aim is to facilitate links between women, and create spaces for women to empower themselves and others. We provide support, and encourage sharing and learning amongst women. We host a variety of different events across London, with varied themes and focus areas

Little Hearts Matter

Half a heart...not half a life

Little Hearts Matter offers support and information, and raises awareness of those affected when a child has only half a heart, due to conditions such as Complex Pulmonary Atresia, Tricuspid Atresia, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) or Double Inlet or Outlet Ventricle (Univentricular Heart).

London Youth Gateway

A collaborative approach to prevent youth homelessness

London Youth Gateway is a youth homelessness partnership, combining a day centre, specialist advice services, emergency accommodation and an LGBT service provider. Services include accommodation advice, homelessness prevention, education, training and employment, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Lymphoma Association

Supporting people affected by lymphatic cancer.

We are the UK's only charity focused exclusively on providing specialist information and support to help lymphoma patients, their relatives, friends and carers. We help people feel less vulnerable, more confident and more in control, which helps them cope and deal with their treatment.

Macmillan & Citizens Advice - Advice Service for South West London

Macmillan - Citizens Advice Wandsworth & Croydon

A free and confidential welfare benefits and money advice service for people living with cancer, their families and carers.

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.

Marie Curie

Care and support through terminal illness

If you or someone you're close to has a terminal illness, we're here to support you. There are a range of ways we can help you, from clear, useful information about living with a terminal illness to expert nursing care in your home. Our telephone support line is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Maxwell Gillott

Education, Social Care and Health Care Solicitors

We are specialist solicitors, providing legal advice and assistance for clients who face difficulties with the key public services of education, health and social services.

Meningitis Now

offering life saving information

Meningitis Now is the UK's leading meningitis charity. We are saving lives and rebuilding futures through awareness, research and support.

Mental Health Advocacy Service

Free, independent and confidential mental health advocacy

Are you having difficulty getting your voice heard? Advocates can support you to speak up, help you find out information so you can make your own decisions, help you explore and understand your rights and support you through important meetings with your mental health team.

Mental Health Carers Evening Information Sessions

Wandsworth Carers Centre

These sessions are an opportunity for Carers who support someone with a mental health condition to come along and find out about various topics.

Mental Health Support Line

Out of hours telephone support

Do you need someone to talk to out of hours? We are here to listen. Contact us on 0800 028 8000 Monday - Friday, 5.00pm - 9.00am Available 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday and Bank holidays