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Support services in Bromley

Age UK (Bromley & Greenwich) - provides a single point of entry to joined-up, quality preventative services, activities and support that promotes opportunities, independence and choice to older people, adult carers and those with long-term conditions. Information on accessing day centres, social activities, befriending services, exercise and physical activities is also provided.

Advocacy for All - is a locally-rooted advocacy organisation who work with vulnerable people to give them bigger voices so that they can have better lives.

Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid- a number of services are commissioned from Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid to support victims and survivors, and to challenge perpetrators to change their behaviour.

Bromley Healthwatch - works to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. 

Bromley Learning Disabilities and Difficulties Adult Day Services June 2021

This easy read guide gives you information about the different learning disability and difficulty hubs in Bromley.

Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind - offers a range of mental health support and signposting to other organisations.

BLG Mind: South East London Suicide Bereavement Service - The South East London Suicide Bereavement Service supports people who have lost someone to suicide across the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

Bromley Mencap - is an independent self-funded charity working with disabled people, their families and carers.

Bromley Well - provides help for you to stay emotionally and physically well and to remain independent.

Change Grow Live - is there to help people change the direction of their lives, grow as individuals, and live life to its full potential. They offer support to those with alcohol or drug misuse, housing advice, mental health support, health and wellbeing advice.  

Choice Support - is based in the Bromley North area, they provide a wide range of activities for adults with autism.

Community Links Bromley (CLB) - is a membership organisation that supports, promotes and facilitates the development of a strong, diverse, confident and effective voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, in ways which will enable the sector to improve the quality of life for people and their communities.

Keeping Well - a partnership between the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services provided by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (Oxleas), Bromley Healthcare and Mind (Bexley). It provides free wellbeing and psychological support to all NHS, care/residential home staff in South East London.

Kent Association for the Blind (KAB) - supporting sight impaired people to live independent lives. 

London Borough of Bromley Sanctuary Scheme -

Any Bromley residents that are experiencing violence or abuse would qualify to be considered for a referral into the Sanctuary Scheme. For more information about the Bromley Sanctuary Scheme process click here.

One Stop Shop - provides a free and confidential service for anyone who has experienced or is currently suffering from domestic abuse, who feels that they could benefit from any help or advice.

Qwell - a free anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing service for adults from digital mental health pioneers  Kooth. The site is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and offers early preventative care and support. Anyone aged over 26 years of age and living in Bromley or other parts of south east London, can receive counselling sessions from qualified counsellors via an online chat-based platform.

Support services nationally 

Ann Craft Trust - is a leading UK authority on safeguarding adults and young people at risk. 

Ask for Ani - is a code word that victims of domestic abuse can use in pharmacies to seek immediate support. 

CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). CALM run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – open from 5pm to midnight every day,  for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. They support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).

Catch 22: County Lines Support and Rescue: Providing specialist support and rescue service for young people and their families who are criminally exploited through county lines.

Enough (HM Government) - providing information and support for all victims of domestic abuse. 

Galop - provide support to all LGBT+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.

Help guide - Domestic Violence and Abuse - provides a guide to mental health & wellness for men and women experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Hollie Guard - can be downloaded onto a smartphone and activated when in need of immediate support, immediately notifying your chosen contacts, pinpointing your location and sending audio and video evidence directly to their mobile phones.

Hourglass - Safer Ageing, Stopping Abuse (previously known as action on elder abuse) - is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to calling time on the harm and abuse of older people.

London Victim and Witness Service 0808 168 9291 - is there to help and support people affected by crime and traumatic events, regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police or not.

Man Kind Initiative 01823 334 244 - helping men escape domestic abuse. 

Men's Advice Line - Respect: The Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.

Mind Out - work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

Missing People: is the only UK charity dedicated to reconnecting missing people and their loved ones. They offer support to people affected by a disappearance via their free, confidential Helpline on 116 000 and can launch a publicity appeal to help bring missing people home. Other services they provide include family support, counselling, and specialist services for issues related to missing such as exploitation and County Lines.

'My Support Space' from Victim Support - provides access a range of tools to help you cope and move forwards after crime.

National Crime Agency - Protecting the public from serious and organised crime including for victims of Modern slavery and human trafficking.

National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 - the freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline.

National Stalking Helpline | Suzy Lamplugh Trust  - gives practical information, support, and advice to victims of stalking.

NHS Choices - Getting help for domestic violence - provides information on getting help and support for domestic violence.

NHS England Safeguarding app - The NHS Safeguarding app has been developed to act as a comprehensive resource for healthcare professionals, carers and citizens. It provides 24-hour, mobile access on up to date legislation and guidance across the safeguarding life course.

The app also provides information on how to report a safeguarding concern and even has a directory of safeguarding contacts for every local authority in England, searchable by region.

It can be accessed via Apple iOSGoogle Play or it can be downloaded by visiting your device’s appropriate app store and searching for ‘NHS Safeguarding’.

Rehab 4 Addiction - was founded to assist those affected by substance misuse and their loved ones. They offer a range of services, and help signpost you to the most effective treatments. This includes alcohol rehab, drug rehab, detox services, intervention, aftercare and outpatient counselling.

Refuge: National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 - is a freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline for women and children. 

SafeCall: Missing People - confidential and anonymous helpline and support service for young people and family members that are affected by missing, county lines and criminal exploitation.

Safeline - Established in 1994, Safeline is a specialised charity for men and women, working to prevent sexual abuse and to support those affected in their recovery. This includes working with people whose mental health issues, manifesting for example as self-harming.

Salvation Army - The Salvation Army provides specialist support to protect and care for all adult survivors of modern slavery in England and Wales through a government contract which was first awarded in 2011.

Samaritans - being there for people who need someone to listen./assets/1/wgn_sexual_violence_helpline_flyer.pdf

Shpresa Programme (Shpresa) - registered as a charity in 2005, Shpresa Programme (Shpresa) promotes the integration – with dignity – of the Albanian-speaking community in the UK. They provide and facilitate education and training so that their members and service users can live full and active roles within their communities.

Sistah Space -  is a community-based non-profit initiative created to bridge the gap in domestic abuse services for African heritage women and girls

SOS Silence of Suicide - offering support and striving to reduce the stigma surrounding emotional health and suicide.

Stonewall Housing - support thousands of LGBTQ+ people every year who are struggling with housing issues or homelessness. They also provide specialist support around Domestic Abuse, Mental Health Advocacy, and  Safe & Supported Accommodation Schemes. All of their services are free and confidential. If you need help, get in touch today.

The Traveller Movement: Safe Space for Women - Designed for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller women to get the information and support they need. The aim is for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller women to feel aware of their legal rights, options and local available supports. The Traveller Movement have launched a microsite for survivors of domestic abuse. The website is full of information, videos and testimonials from survivors of abuse which is primarily targeted at Gypsy Roma and Traveller women.

Unseen - Unseen is a UK charity with its head office in Bristol. They provide safehouses and support in the community for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery. They also run the UK Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline and work with individuals, communities, business, governments, other charities and statutory agencies to stamp out slavery for good. Download the unseen app which makes reporting to the modern slavery & exploitation helpline even easier.

Victim Support 0808 168 9111 - is an independent charity who help people affected by crime feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime. 

Women and Girls Network - Our helpline offers free and confidential emotional support for anyone in London, who self identifies as a woman (aged 14+) and has been affected by any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. 


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