Here are some links to other organisations working in the local area which you may find useful.
- AcTo Dementia – This website is an ideal resource for anyone with a diagnosis of dementia, or anyone looking to support a person with a diagnosis, to find and use apps on a tablet computer for entertainment.
- Adult Care Information Services – for information about Adult Social Care in Wandsworth, including housing and care homes, services for Carers and community services.
- ADFAM – Find information, local support groups and helplines for anyone affected by someone else’s substance use.
- Age UK Wandsworth – Independent local charity for people aged 60 and over
- Alzheimers’ Society – Services for people with dementia and their Carers in South West London
- Babble – Babble has been created by Carers Trust as an online space where those aged under 18 who are caring for a family member or friend can chat, share their experiences and access information and advice.
- Care Act 2014 – Link to the fact sheets produced by the Government which break down the changes outlined by the new Care Act 2014.
- Carers Trust – National charity for Carers, includes information and advice and the opportunity to chat with other Carers through online forums.
- Carers Trust Relationships Guide – Carers often find that looking after someone puts a strain on their relationships. Carers Trust has developed an online relationships guide full of tips and self-help guides.
- CarersUK -‘Looking after someone’ is our guide for anyone caring for family or friends. The guide outlines your rights as a carer and gives an overview of the practical and financial support available.
- CarersUK – Thinking Ahead Tool – Aims to prepare you for the potential costs of looking after someone.
- CarersUK Factsheet – The Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014 strengthen the rights and recognition of carers in the social care system, and came into effect in April 2015. This factsheet contains information about the new system of care and support.
- Caring with Confidence – Caring with Confidence gives you a better understanding of the problems you may face as a carer and helps you find new ways of tackling them
- Coordinate my Care – Coordinate My Care is a clinical service sharing information between your healthcare providers, coordinating care, and recording wishes of how you would like to be cared for
- Contact a Family – charity for families with disabled children
- Disabled Children’s Register (DCR) Spring Newsletter 2018 – The 20th Edition of the Disabled Children’s Register (DCR) Newsletter contains information about local services, events and activities. This Newsletter is published twice a year and emailed and posted to all the 1,000+ members of the DCR and WAND+ project.
- Dementia Adventure – Dementia Adventure is a registered community interest company. Neil Mapes and Lucy Harding lead Dementia Adventure. Lucy and Neil have a unique combination of skills and experience of over 30 years in both dementia care and the adventure travel industries, and now run this award winning social enterprise.
- Family Action – services to support families including early years, adult mental health and well being
- Wandsworth Family Information Service – Wandsworth Council’s Family Information Service provides free information and guidance on childcare, education, family support and activities for children and young people aged 0-19 years (up to 25 for young people with special needs or disabilities)
- Fresh Start Clinics – Fresh Start Clinics provide a clinically safe home alcohol detoxification programme for people suffering from mild to moderate alcohol dependency. They offer specialist treatment and care near to where you live.
- Headway South West London – provides assistance, support, information and services to people with a brain injury, their families, Carers and relevant professionals
- HealthWatch – Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public.
- Wandsworth Community Drug and Alcohol Service (WCDAS) – If you need help, advice and treatment for your drug and/or alcohol use, then WCDAS Wandsworth can help.
- LGBT Forum – Wandsworth lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender forum, open to all LGBT people who live, work, study or socialise in the borough
- Lifetimes – provide training, advice, information, networking and opportunities for participation and involvement in local policy to all voluntary and community organisations in Wandsworth
- Wandsworth Mind – We aim to improve the quality of life of people suffering from mental distress by working in partnership with sufferers, carers, other voluntary and statutory agencies and the local community.
- Mencap Wandsworth – Wandsworth Mencap provides information and support to family and Carers of people with learning disabilities
- Mental Health Trust – Provider of mental health services from Springfield Hospital and also provides community and hospital psychiatric services to Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth
- National Autistic Society – the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.
- NOVUS Homeshare – Homeshare is a programme that matches older people who want help or support around the house with people who need accommodation and are willing to help. Our programme helps older people to remain in their own home, keep their independence and feel more comfortable with live-in support.
- Older Peoples Forum – The Older Peoples Forum was set up in 1991 to be a voice for older people in Wandsworth
- One Support – One Support, part of One Housing Group, is a major provider of high quality housing, care and support services in London and the South East.
- Oral Health Foundation – Denture adhesives guidelines
- Paul’s Cancer Support Centre – Established in 1983, the Centre is a registered charity that helps anyone who has been affected by cancer.
- Re-think Mental Illness – Provides advice and information to people with a mental health condition and Carers
- Revitalise Revitalise is a national charity providing respite care in a holiday setting for disabled people and carers for over 50 years.
- Royal Osteoporosis Society – Better bone health for everybody. Exercises to promote bone and muscle strength.
- Samaritans – Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
- Share Community – Share works with disabled people who need extra help and support in order to achieve their potential and realise their dreams and aspirations.
- Social Care Institute for Excellence – Understanding intermediate care, including reablement a quick guide for people using intermediate care services
- Speakability – National charity that supports and empowers people with Aphasia to overcome the barriers they face.
- Thomas Pocklington Trust – Balham Centre – Thomas Pocklington Trust is a leading provider of housing and support for people with sight loss.
- Thinking Works – Thinking Works provides Winter Warmth home visiting services for the 5 London boroughs of Kingston, Richmond, Wandsworth, Merton and Sutton, delivering over 1200 home visits a year.
- Thrive – Thrive’s horticultural therapists offer gardening programmes to over 200 Londoners in our three gardens in Battersea Park and through community based outreach projects.
- Timewise Jobs – Talent through Flexibility: Carers using Carers Blog might like to know about a jobs hub for part-time and flexible jobs that fit with caring responsibilities. The hub also gives practical tips on how to get a flexible job. The hub was set up in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Services – Timewise is a social enterprise rather than a commercial jobs site. The most interesting page of the hub is the start page: https://www.timewisejobs.co.uk/caring/ or the interactive online quiz is also very popular: http://timewise-resources.co.uk/quiz-jobseeking-as-a-carer/
- Unforgettable – Are you being wrongly charged for care home costs?
- Unforgettable – Unforgettable aims to improve the lives of those living with memory loss and dementia by bringing together specialised products, practical advice and a supportive community.
- VoiceAbility – VoiceAbility work across England with people who are vulnerable or marginalised to raise their voices and have their rights respected
- Wandsworth CCG – Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for planning, commissioning or ‘buying’ and monitoring health services for the people who live in the borough
- Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub – The Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub is a free and impartial NHS service which aims to help patients and the public to find organisations and services to support their health and wellbeing needs
- Wandsworth Advice – A Forum of information and advice providers in Wandsworth. For advice on topics such as benefits, work or housing
- WILF – Wandsworth Independent Living Forum – WILF seeks to be the voice of disabled people in Wandsworth, promoting awareness, independence, choice, empowerment and mutual support
- WRAP – Wandsworth Borough Council (WBC) has organised a free service to help residents keep warm and well this winter and to let you know about the wide range of services on offer across the borough. The service is free to Wandsworth residents aged 18+ who are in need and include the following example groups:
People on a low income
People aged 65 and over
People living with mental health conditions
People living with a disability
People who have a long term health condition (such as diabetes or COPD)
People with children under the age of 5 or pregnant women
- Your Way – Your Way is a programme that offers flexible mental health support and guidance to suit service users’ needs. With Your Way, we work with people as individuals and support them to live the life they want
- Voicing Views – Voicing Views is a mental health service user project that works with the Mental Health Trust, the Primary Care Trust and Adult Social Services on matters relating to the delivery and development of mental health services in the borough.