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Wandsworth Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Support Group
To Unite & Support Sufferers, Families and Carers

Our Objectives

Wandsworth Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Support Group (WSCTSG) is the only organisations of its kind in the London Borough of Wandsworth to unite and support people with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia, their family and carers.

We established ourselves in 1992 to support people with Sickle Cell Disorder and Thalassaemia related disorders, their carers and dependants within the Borough of Wandsworth. Support is greatly needed by everyone and especially those living with a long-term health condition.


Our objectives are to:

  • Promote and facilitate the relief of persons suffering from Sickle Cell Disorder, Thalassaemia and related disorders, their carers and dependants, who are in conditions of need, hardship and distress.
  • Educate and advance the knowledge of the public with regards to Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia blood disorder.
  • Provide services and programmes to promote the social welfare, provide recreational and other leisure facilities, with the aim to improve the condition of life of those living with and affected by Sickle Cell Disorder and Thalassaemia who are receiving treatment in the Borough of Wandsworth.

Current Activities & Services

- Education:
Raising the awareness of the condition and related disorders through advocacy and distribution of advice and information.

This includes group discussions, training programmes, support groups, information sheets and working in collaboration with voluntary groups and the local authority. 

- Providing Services and Programmes:
Promoting an individual’s Social Welfare through social care and support.

This includes participating in workshop training sessions, formal and informal group support meetings and referrals for housing provision. 

- Promote and Facilitate
Providing advice and information which directly aids the relief of those affected by the condition.


- Community and Partnership Working
Partnership with the Primary Care Trust (PCT), hospitals, schools, housing providers, other voluntary organisations, local authority etc

As well as:
- Newsletters and leaflets
- Lobbying
- Public displays
- Raising awareness of service users and carers
- Seminars with key speakers


WSCTSG are also currently working to develop social outings and fundraising events

Transport Links


Nearest 115 & 355
Also 44, 57, 77, 131, 270, 493


Tooting Broadway – 5 mins walk


Tooting – 15-20 mins walk or 270 bus

Driving & Parking

Car park outside the office is for residents only.
Parking available onBroadwater Road, metred and controlled by Wandsworth Council.


Click for a local Bus Guide from TFL. 


Finding Us

The Office
15 Broadwater Road
SW17 0DS