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Carers Network


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Social Services (health and social care) assessment, Benefits, Family and Relationships, Families with children, Housing and homelessness, Digital inclusion, Older People, Other Issues

Description

Carers Network was established in 1991 to support unpaid carers. We support people caring for partners, family members, friends and neighbours aged over 18 with disabilities and long-term conditions or experiencing frailty due to old age. We provide one-to-one assessments, an information and advice service, support groups and drop-in sessions. In addition, we have a programme of events, activities and training. Carers Network's services are available free of charge to unpaid carers living in the City of Westminster, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Each year, Carers Network helps over 5,300 local carers gain access to the support they deserve.

02089603033

info@carers-network.org.uk

Office 8, Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, London, W10 4JL

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carers-network.org.uk/

Asylum Aid


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Benefits, Employment, Immigration, Energy, Families with children, Housing and homelessness, Older People, Other Issues

Description

Not accepting new referrals until 26/04/2022. We provide legal Advice to those for whom English is not their first language and live in Westminster Borough, temporary accommodation provided by Westminster Council or are homeless. These individuals often find themselves destitute with money problems, no employment, problems with immigration and housing. At Asylum Aid we have advisers who speak community languages and so are able to give advice and support to Survivors in their own language. People can call us or come to one of our drop-in sessions. The focus of Asylum Aid's welfare advice team is on migrant, refugees and vulnerable communities.

020 7402 6750

sylvia.velasquez@asylumaid.org.uk

Derry House, Penfold Street, London, NW8 8HJ

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www.asylumaid.org.uk

The Passage - The Modern Slavery Service


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Benefits, Employment, Immigration, Housing and homelessness

Description

The Modern Slavery Service at The Passage identifies and supports potential victims of modern slavery who are experiencing homelessness. We provide immediate assistance while addressing support needs and risks in a trauma-informed and empowering way. Support includes but is not limited to; emergency respite accommodation, access to external services and Government pathways, referrals to refuges and safehouses, support with health and legal needs.

020 7592 1850

modernslavery@passage.org.uk

St Vincents Centre, Carlisle Place, Westminster, London, SW1P 1NL

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passage.org.uk/

Octavia Housing


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Benefits, Employment, Housing and homelessness, Food Aid, Befriending

Description

Not accepting referrals at the moment. Octavia Resident Support and Adaptations Services provide a holistic approach to supporting vulnerable and older residents living in Octavia homes. In response to residents increased isolation and financial hardship our teams objectives grew in January ’22 to include food support, gardening, and Handyperson services alongside our core floating support and adaptations services.

0208 354 5500

info@octavia.org.uk

Emily House, 202 - 204 Kensal Road, London, W10 5BN

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www.octaviahousing.org.uk

Citizens Advice Westminster


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Benefits, Employment, Family and Relationships, Immigration, Energy, Families with children, Housing and homelessness, Debt and money, Digital inclusion, Other Issues, Licensing

Description

We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems. We do this by providing advice and information on their rights and responsibilities, as well as influencing local government and other decision-makers to improve their policies and practices which affect local communities. Citizens Advice Westminster, together with the wider Citizens Advice service, uses the evidence of their clients' problems to campaign for improvements in the laws and services that affect everyone; both locally and nationally.

dutysupervisor@westminstercab.org.uk

21a Conduit Place, London, W2 1HS

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www.westminstercab.org.uk

Westminster Refuge Service


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Benefits, Family and Relationships, Immigration, Families with children, Housing and homelessness, Debt and money, Food Aid

Description

We provide refuge accommodation to women and children fleeing domestic abuse. We provide them with emotional support, as well as practical support with housing, benefits, criminal matters, and facilitate their engagement with local agencies.

07823685026

tamina_summersgill@refuge.org.uk

PO Box 3849, London, SW1V 2AE

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www.refuge.org.uk

St Mungo's


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Social Services (health and social care) assessment, Benefits, Employment, Family and Relationships, Immigration, Energy, Families with children, Housing and homelessness, Digital inclusion, Food Aid, Older People

Description

St Mungo's outreach teams go out each night to help individuals who are homeless to them off the streets. Each night the organisation offers a bed and support to more than 3,200 people across London, the southeast and southwest and our mission is people can and do recover from issues that cause homelessness. We are part of the London Navigator Team (LNT) we work with up to 250 individuals identified by Greater London Authority (GLA) and The Department for levelling Up, Housing and communities (DLUHC) and London councils as needing additional support to end homeless. we offer through care support from street to home and continue working with people when they are in tenancies.

03330508721

teamlondonnavigators@mungos.org

3 Thomas More Square, 5th floor, London, E1W 1YW

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www.mungos.org

Queen's Park Children's Centre


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Employment, Family and Relationships, Families with children, Housing and homelessness, Stay and Play Sessions, Debt and money, Baby Massage

Description

Queen's Park Children's Centre provides a range of services for children and their families including information, advice and casework service for parents of 0-19 year olds or young people (16-19) who are Westminster residents or those who are homeless, with no connection to anywhere outside of Westminster.

020 7641 5838

officeqpcc@westminster.gov.uk

88 Bravington Rd, London, W9 3AL

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www.qpeyfed.org/queens-park-childrens-centre/

Passage Resource Centre


Categories

Social Services (health and social care) assessment, Benefits, Immigration, Housing and homelessness, Debt and money

Description

The Passage work with persons that are street homeless or are threatened with homelessness. The will complete an initial assessment and support persons into secure accommodation, while addressing any support needs such as health, finance or immigration.

02075921950

passageinfo@passage.org.uk

St Vincent Centre, Carlise Place, London, SW1P 1NL

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passage.org.uk/

Marylebone Bangladesh Society


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Benefits, Family and Relationships, Energy, Housing and homelessness, Debt and money, Digital inclusion, Older People, Other Issues

Description

Marylebone Bangladesh Society is a BAME-led local voluntary sector organisation working to meet the needs of BAME communities of St Johns Wood, Marylebone and Paddington in the City of Westminster. We provide: Advice; Information service; Youth club and adult activities services such as exercise class, health; wellbeing activities etc. Note: services are shut during lunch hours from 13:00 to 14:00.

020 7724 9746

info@mbs-uk.org

19 Samford Street, London, NW8 8ER

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Family Lives Westminster


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Benefits, Family and Relationships, Families with children, Housing and homelessness, Befriending

Description

Family Lives Outreach: Befriending. We provide an Outreach service which provides support and information to families through home-visiting. We have a flexible and responsive approach, work alongside many other professionals and services to get the right support for families. We home visit or meet at a place of convenience and have workers and volunteers who speak various languages. We offer 5 Befriending services with trained volunteers, providing support to families referred to the project by either the Outreach Team or other professionals outside the organisation. Families are given emotional and/or practical support. Referred families often seek support with: Housing; Parenting; Material grants and financial support; Childcare and nurseries; Adult education, training and employment; Relationship issues/Domestic violence; Isolation; Depression and many other issues.

07525836274

fatimaa@familylives.org.uk

Portman Early Childhood Centre, 12-18 Salisbury Street, Marylebone, London, NW8 8DE

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familylives.org.uk

Cardinal Hume Centre


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Benefits, Families with children, Housing and homelessness, Stay and Play Sessions

Description

The Cardinal Hume Centre supports families and young people facing poverty and homelessness by helping them to thrive. We offer advice about benefits, housing and immigration, help and support with accessing learning and employment opportunities and we have a family centre that offers a safe space for children to learn and play. Immigration referrals cannot be made via Refernet. The Immigration triage phone line (0207227 1670) is open fortnightly on Monday mornings between 10:00 and 12:00. Please call our welcome hub on 0207 227 1673 for information on the next available assessment date (Monday to Friday 9:30 - 14:00).

02072221602

info@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk

3-7 Arneway Street, London, W1P 2BG

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www.cardinalhumecentre.org.uk

Shelter


Categories

Housing and homelessness

Description

Homelessness Prevention Service This service is for residents and people with a local connection to the City of Westminster who are at risk of homelessness. We aim to help residents with early interventions to prevent homelessness.  The service will focus on sustaining tenancies, preventing evictions and assisting to source alternative accomodation if you cannot remain in your home. People who are already homeless such as those in Temporary Accomodation, residing in insecure accomodation (hostels, hotels, sofa surfing) and people sleeping rough are not eligible for this service.

0344 515 2048

Westminster@shelter.org.uk

26-28 Ramsgate Street, London, London, E8 2NA

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www.shelter.org.uk/westminster

Notting Hill Genesis


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Benefits, Energy, Housing and homelessness, Debt and money, Digital inclusion, Food Aid, Befriending, Older People

Description

Not taking referrals. We are a housing association with properties in Westminster. We are well placed to flag residents in hardship.

07793299357

cassie.hanratty@nhg.org.uk

Bruce Kenrick House, 2 Killick Street, London, N1 9FL

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www.nhg.org.uk

One Westminster


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Social Services (health and social care) assessment, Immigration, Housing and homelessness, Debt and money, Befriending, Older People, Other Issues

Description

One Westminster is the voluntary sector support service and volunteer centre for Westminster. We are currently hosting the Central London Social Prescription Service and have a team of social prescribers supporting the PCNs operating in central Westminster.

02077231216

j.rosenberg@onewestminster.org.uk

37 Chapel Street, London, NW1 5DP

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www.onewestminster.org.uk

WES HELP Project


Categories

Employment, Housing and homelessness

Description

The Homelessness Employment Learning Project (HELP) team forms part of the Westminster Employment Service (WES) - a multi-disciplinary and holistic frontline employment service for residents of Westminster who face barriers to employment. HELP combines this holistic model with specialist support to households in housing need, enabling them to move into sustainable employment and accommodation.

help@westminster.gov.uk

14th Floor City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

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www.westminster.gov.uk/westminster-employment-service-residents