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Help & advice

There are a number of other local organisations that support people in New Cross and the surrounding area. While we work with a number of these bodies, we cannot guarantee they will be able to help in your particular circumstances. Please visit the website listed or use the telephone the number to find out more.

If you would like your organisation be featured on this page or would like us to update or correct information, please contact us

Adult social care

Adult Social Care

Supports Lewisham adults to look at available care and support options. 0208 314 7777


Support for people who are blind/have visual impairment. 0207 403 6184  

Community Falls Team

Hosts "Stable and Steady" classes across the borough for adults 65+ at risk of falls.

Dementia Hub

Support for those with dementia and their carers. 0207 423 5107


Maximising wellbeing for unpaid carers in Lewisham – services for Adult Carers, Young Adult Carers and Young Carers.  0300 373 5769

Lewisham Talking Therapies

Short-term psychological therapies to adults who are registered with a Lewisham GP. 0203 228 1350  

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Supports physically disabled people to be independent, access therapy and rehabilitation. 0208 314 7777  


Children & young people​


Little Village

Baby bank providing families in financial crisis with equipment for their 0-5 year olds eg bedding, toys, clothes, books.

Telegraph Hill Playclub

Free under 5s playclub Monday to Saturday. Check website for times.


Debt & energy bills 

Lewisham Plus Credit Union

Not-for-profit financial co-operative run for and by members, offering ethical loans and savings for those living or working in Lewisham.

Money and Debt Advice at Citizens Advice Lewisham

Support for anyone experiencing debt issues. 

0800 231 5453

National Debtline

Registered charity providing free debt advice by phone.

0808 808 4000 or webchat


South East London Community Energy (SELCE)

Help and advice for Lewisham residents trying to manage their energy bills.

0204 566 5764 

Step Change

Free, nationwide independent debt advice.


Domestic violence​


Help and support for women and girls who are victims of violence. 0800 112 4052 



Besson Street Trust

Free classes for beginners, entry level 1,2,& 3.

Find out more on our ESOL page

Corbett Community Library

Free classes for beginners, entry level 1, 2 & 3.

Corbett Community Library, 104 Torridon Road, London SE6 1RQ 020 8378 5358

Food banks

See London Borough of Lewisham's food bank and social supermarket page or the equivalent for Southwark



999 Club

For people who are homeless or have insecure housing. 

0208 694 5797 

Lewisham Council web page


Thames Reach

A homeless prevention charity working in Lewisham.

0300 500 0914

Housing & benefits

Community Advice Works

Free independent advice service for support with benefits, housing and debt.

49a Hatfield Close, New Cross, SE14 5DW. 020 7732 9716


Citizens Advice Lewisham

Offers face-to-face, telephone and online advice on housing, benefits, debt and employment issues.

0800 231 545




Supports LGBTQIA+ community with various services and groups across London and Lewisham.  0208 305 5000

Mental health

Community Connections Lewisham

Social Prescribing service, run by Age UK Lewisham and Southwark. They have a variety of services to help residents find and access the activities, groups, services and support that will improve their health, wellbeing and happiness


For people recovering from or suffering from alcohol and/or substance abuse.  0208 699 5263


Lewisham Wellbeing Hub

Provides people with tools, resources and links to local services to improve their wellbeing and resilience in the long-term. 0208 609 6747

SLAM Mental Health Services  

Provides mental health support including to those who are in a crisis.

0800 731 2864 (select 1) 


Sydenham Gardens

Garden-based service supporting those with mental health conditions to recovery.

referrals @

Physical health & fitness


Healthy Walks programme in Lewisham. 

Stop Smoking Service - Helps Lewisham residents to stop smoking.  0800 0820 388


Happy Feet

Toenail cutting for adults 50+ in clinics across Lewisham. 

0203 228 1350 


Lewisham Dietetics Service  

Supports people who struggle to maintain a healthy weight, particularly those at risk of malnutrition. 

0300 330 5777 


Lewisham Wellbeing Hub

Provides people with tools, resources and links to local services to improve their wellbeing and resilience in the long-term.  0208 609 6747 



AFRIL – Action for Refugees in Lewisham   

Free independent service for refugees and asylum seekers. 020 8297 4111 


Lewisham Refugee & Migrant Network (LRMN)  

Helps refugees and other migrants who are vulnerable, destitute and have children in Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley & Bromley. 020 8694 0323 


Refugee Café

A space that creates living-wage employment for refugee chefs. Provides and work skills training to support refugees into hospitality. 07984 239912

Skills, training & employment

Adult Learning Lewisham  

Adult education courses on a variety of topics. 0208 314 9196 



Support for people facing digital exclusion to access technology and the internet. 0208 314 4702 


Digital Life Skills  

Free classes for anyone needing help with any IT or mobile phone issues every Monday in New Cross. 0207 639 7605 

Elevating Success

Training and personal development charity for children, young people and adults.

Lewisham adult education courses

Lewisham employment support and careers advice

Information on apprentiships in Lewisham, links to services to support people trying to find employment.

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