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Offering free expert legal advice and professional advocacy services we 'give voice' to the most vulnerable people in our society, increase access to justice for those without the means to pay, promote social inclusion, tackle inequality and address gaps in statutory provision.

The Law Centre offers advice and assistance in the areas of housing, employment, welfare, and also provides talks and training.

We provide free, independent and confidential advocacy services in Southwark, Waltham Forest and the City of London. We help people become involved in the decisions which affect their lives. Whether you feel isolated, lack the confidence or ability to speak up, feel trapped or don't know where to turn, we are here to take your side.

The Cambridge House- IMHA Independent Mental Health Advocate services can be used by people with mental health needs, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, older people and people with dementia.

Family support and respite for carers of children or adults is provided, including support planning training, family counseling and a holiday activity scheme for children and young adults with moderate and severe learning disabilities and/or multiple disabilities that require 1-1 or 2-1 support.

There is also a community hub providing facilities, with many different organisations based there, employability support, and an exhibition space.

Other services  include:

Cambridge House- Saturday Arts Club

The Saturday Arts Club gives adults with learning disabilities the chance to learn, socialise and experiment artistically. Lunch provided. Operates Saturdays during term times from 10:30-2:30. Clients on Personal Budgets welcome. Services are chargeable.

Cambridge House - Support Planning and Peer Support

Ensuring people with disabilities can access the services they need and want. We understand that Personal Budgets can be confusing and hard to manage. To help, we provide training, guidance and assistance to individuals with disabilities and their parents and carers so that everyone can make the most of the system and maintain their independence.

Cambridge House - Enterprise Services

The Community Hub in Southwark: providing facilities and generating income for the benefit of the community. We offer building facilities and services including office and meeting space to like-minded charities, community organisations and grass root movements

1 Addington Square, London, SE5 0HF
0207 358 7000
Who is it for:
The Law Centre and advocacy services are only for residents of Southwark, while the Information and Advice from Blackfriar's Advice Centre is open to anyone
12, 35, 40, 42, 45, 68, 148, 171, 176, 468 to Burgess Park
Elephant & Castle station (Northern, Bakerloo, and Main line Railway) or Denmark Hill overground station

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Advocacy services offer support to vulnerable older people, people with physical/learning disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These services will support people to: ¦Speak out for themselves ¦Make sure their rights are respected ¦Express what they want ¦Represent their interests ¦Help them get the services they need Their underpinning principles are to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice
For some people later in their life the cells in the brain that are related to mental ability become damaged, causing a gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. When this happens it is referred to as dementia. Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.
A personal budget is a finance plan that allocates future personal income towards expenses, savings and debt repayment. Past spending and personal debt are considered when creating a personal budget.