2000 Community Action Centre

2000 Community Action Centre aims to promote the benefits of the inhabitants of the Pepys Estate and surrounding areas, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race, political, religious or other opinions by associating the local authorities, voluntary organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social …

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The Pavement-Support for the Homeless

The Pavement is committed to publishing independent advice via our regional magazines and UK-wide website. Our ultimate goal is to help reduce short-term hardship amongst our readers and longer term to provide them with information to enable them to guide their own futures. Further information about the pavement.



Work Well can help you to find paid work if you are experiencing common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Through regular, one-to-one sessions with a career coach, we can help if you are: wanting to find paid work, experiencing depression or anxiety, aged 25 or over, living in Lewisham, Lambeth or Southwark, …

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Housing Applications

The process of applying for local authority housing has moved exclusively online.  They will no longer accept paper applications. You do not need a doctor’s letter. You need to complete a self-assessment form which is only available online or directly from the council. A letter from your doctor will not help the process. If the …

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National Debtline

An independent charity, dedicated to providing free debt advice by phone and online to people across the UK.



UK Debt Charity. Offer expert, tailored advice and practical solutions to problem debt. Website


No recourse to public funds helpline

No recourse to public funds (NRPF) is a condition imposed on someone due to their immigration status. Section 115 immigration and Asylum Act 1999 states that a person will have ‘no recourse to public funds’ if they are ‘subject to immigration control’ for example those who are on a student visa, visa overstayers or have …

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Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

LRMN has been offering free independent and confidential advice to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers since 1992. Website


170 Community Project

A free welfare and benefits advice service open to all. Website


Citizens Advice Lewisham

Who they can help: People who live, work or study in the London borough of Lewisham. Areas of advice: Welfare benefits, debt, employment, housing, immigration and other generalist advice. etc Website