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If you want to help challenge poverty in London here are a variety of ways you can!

We’ve listed them by type of help and by theme so if you have time, money or want to add your voice to current campaigns you’ll find some way of helping here.

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AccessUK
Offer a bespoke training and career service for young people from BAME communities
https://www.accessuk.org
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing)

Action for Young Carers
Education and Support for young carers 0208 646 7515
http://www.csmerton.org
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Merton)

Action on Hearing Loss
Information about how to deal with specific issues such as problems with hearing aids during the lockdown period and other hearing support
https://actiononhearingloss.org.uk/coronavirus-response/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

Advice for Renters
Legal advice for those in private rented accommodation
https://advice4renters.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing)

Afghan Families Project
Supporting Afghani Families to overcome isolation
https://www.afghanacademy.org.uk/activitiesgalleries/familiesproject/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children)

AFRIL
Education support for the children of refugees living in Lewisham aged 4 – 11. Food Bank for refugee families. Group support.
https://www.afril.org.uk/our-services/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Children, Cost of Living) (Lewisham)

Age UK
Advice Line 0800 678 1602 Lines are open 8am-7pm 365 days a year. Also contact information for many local Age UK support networks
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/
Campaigning for change: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/our-impact/campaigning/
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Health, Older People)

AKT (Albert Kennedy Trust)
Supports homeless LGBTQ young people or those at risk of homelessness
https://www.akt.org.uk/how-we-help
Campaigning for change: https://www.akt.org.uk/campaigning
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Housing)

Alcoholics Anonymous
Offer online and phone support for those worried about their drinking
https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/Home
(Giving money (Health)

Alone in London DePaul Charity
For 16-25’s at risk of or experiencing homelessness
https://uk.depaulcharity.org/alone-london
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing)

Alternatives Trust East London
Practical support for children and their parents in East London
https://www.altel.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income & Employment, Health, Children) (Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest)

Alzheimers Society Dementia Connect
Helpline 0333 150 3456 Information support advice and referrals to appropriate organisations
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Older People)

Ambitious about Autism
Have a book and video for helping autistic young people understand lockdown and general information and learning resources for autistic children.
https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/information-about-autism/coronavirus-and-autism
(Giving time, Giving money)
(Health, Children)

Anxiety UK
Have a range of CV-19 specific support and general information about anxiety
https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/coronanxiety-support-resources/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

Arhag
Housing association specialises in supporting refugee and migrant housing
https://www.arhag.co.uk/about-arhag/history-arhag
Campaigning for change: http://bmelondon.org/bme-communities-matter-standing-in-solidarity-with-the-voiceless/
(Campaigning for change) (Housing)

Aston Masfield
Services for children and their families in Newham
https://www.aston-mansfield.org.uk/what-we-do/working-with-children/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Newham)

Baby Basics
Provides essentials and equipment to families who are unable to provide these themselves. Collections available from Barnet and Sunbury. Check website for other venues.
https://baby-basics.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Children, Cost of Living)

Bangla Housing
Supports the Bangladeshi community with housing and housing advice in Hackney Islington and Waltham Forest
https://www.banglaha.org.uk/about
(Housing) (Hackney, Islington, Waltham Forest)

Baobob Centre
A psychotherapeutic community that enables child and adolescent asylum seekers who have experienced trauma in their home communities and on their journeys to thrive in the UK
https://www.baobabsurvivors.org/content/psychotherapy-activities
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Barking and Dagenham Young Carers Project
Support for young carers 0208593 4422
http://www.carerscentre.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Barking and Dagenham)

Barking Foodbank
Voucher System. Two sites in the borough
https://barking.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Barking and Dagenham)

Barnet Citizens Advice Bureau
Advice and support for all who live, work or study in Barnet
https://barnetcab.org.uk/
(Housing, Income & Employment, Health, Cost of Living) (Barnet)

Barnet Refugee Service
Holistic support for the refugee community in Barnet
www.b-r-s.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income & Employment, Health, Children, Cost of Living) (Barnet)

Barnet Young Carers
Support for young carers
http://barnetyoungcarers.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Barnet)

Barons Court Project
Supports people in Hammersmith and Fulham who are on low income homeless and/or vulnerable
https://www.baronscourtproject.org/about/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing) (Hammersmith and Fulham)

BEAT
Have a range of online support to help individuals with eating disorders to cope with isolation
https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/coronavirus
Campaigning for change: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/get-involved/campaign
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Health, Children)

Befriend a Family Westminster
Enabling families to independently address both the economic and social challenges that they face
https://www.befriendafamily.co.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income & Employment, Children) (Westminster)

Bexley Foodbank
Voucher System. Five Sites in the borough
https://bexley.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Bexley)

Bexley Parents Voice
Support and advocacy for parents of special needs children
https://www.bexleyvoice.org.uk/
(Giving money) (Health, Children) (Bexley)

BLAM (black learning achievement and mental health)
Promoting positive identity for black children
https://blamuk.org/
(Giving money) (Health, Children) (Hackney, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Wandsworth)

Body & Soul Charity
Family Support. Including support for those living with HIV
http://bodyandsoulcharity.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Bonny Downs Community Association
Support and activities for children and families
https://www.bonnydowns.org/families
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income & Employment, Children, Cost of Living) (Newham)

Brain Tumour Charity
Supports families with a child with a brain tumour
thebraintumourcharity.org
Campaigning for change: https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/get-involved/campaigning-for-change/
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Health, Children)

Bread N Butter
Supporting families with nutrition and cooking skills
https://sct.london/bread-n-butter/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Health, Children, Cost of Living) (Barnet)

Brent Foodbank
Voucher System
https://brent.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Brent)

Brent Parent Carer Forum
Support and advocacy for parents of special needs children
https://brentpcf.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children, Cost of Living) (Brent)

Bromley Foodbank
Voucher System. Five Sites in the borough
https://bromleyborough.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Bromley)

Bromley-By-Bow Centre
Food Bank, Health Support, Training for Empolyment
bbbc.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Income & Employment, Health, Children, Cost of Living, Older People) (Tower Hamlets)

Brook Young People’s Information Service
Information and signposting service for young people under 25 on sexual health
http://www.brook.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Burning Nights CRPS Support
Support for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) sufferers their families friends and carers 01663 795055
http://www.burningnightscrps.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

Calthorpe Project
Food Bank, Community Garden, Suppport for isolated elderly
http://calthorpecommunitygarden.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Children, Cost of Living, Older People) (Camden)

Camden & Islington Young Carers Service
Support for young carers 0207 2726933
http://www.family-action.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Camden, Islington)

Camden Federation of Private Tenants
Can give information and advice on the current legal position for private tenants in the borough
https://cfpt.org.uk/
(Giving time) (Housing) (Camden)

Camden Foodbank
Voucher System
https://camden.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Camden)

Campaign to End Loneliness
Supporting organisations enabling connections between people. Evidencing the negative impact of loneliness
https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org
Campaigning for change: https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/the-bigger-picture/
(Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Older People)

CARAS
Tooting based practical support organisation for refugees and migrants serving South West London
http://caras.org.uk/what-we-do/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income & Employment) (Wandsworth)

Cardboard Citizens
Theatre with homeless citizens to create change
https://cardboardcitizens.org.uk/
(Giving money) (Housing)

Cardinal Hume Centre
Offering online employment support and advice
https://www.cardinalhumecentre.org.uk/2020/05/adapting-our-employment-support-in-response-to-crisis/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing, Income & Employment) (Westminster)

CARIS
provide information and advice for Haringey based refugees and migrants
https://www.carisharingey.org.uk/services/advice-a-advocacy/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing, Income & Employment) (Haringey)

Causeway Irish Housing Association
Based in Haringey and supporting the Irish community and other migrant communities with housing and employment issues.
https://www.irishcauseway.org.uk/
(Giving time) (Housing) (Haringey)

Centre 404
Support for children and adults with SEN and their families
https://centre404.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children) (Islington)

Centrepoint
Supports lone parents and children leaving care as well as young homeless
https://centrepoint.org.uk/what-we-do/housing/
Campaigning for change: https://centrepoint.org.uk/about-us/blog/the-budget-may-be-delayed-but-homeless-young-people-still-need-action/
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Housing)

Chalk Farm Foodbank
Voucher System
https://chalkfarm.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Camden)

Charity so White
Seeking change to ensure the voluntary sector takes a lead in tackling racism
https://charitysowhite.org/aboutus
Campaigning for change: https://charitysowhite.org/covid19
(Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Community Led Solutions)

Child Poverty Action Group
Campaigns for an end to child poverty in the UK
https://cpag.org.uk/
Campaigning for change: https://cpag.org.uk/policy-campaigns/campaigns/dont-zap-zip-keep-london-transport-free-under-18s
(Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Income and Employment, Children)

Child Poverty Action Group
Campaigns for an end to child poverty in the UK
https://cpag.org.uk/
Campaigning for change: https://cpag.org.uk/policy-campaigns/campaigns/dont-zap-zip-keep-london-transport-free-under-18s
(Campaigning for change) (Children)

Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance
Support and advice for parents of a child with cancer
http://ccpa.org.uk/
(Giving money) (Health, Children)

Children England
Campaigns to put children at the heart of policy making. Supports voluntary sector initiatives that work on behalf of children
https://www.childrenengland.org.uk/
(Giving money) (Children)

Chinese Information and Advice Centre
provides immigration and other advice for the Chinese community in London
https://ciac.co.uk/contact-ciac/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income & Employment)

Chipping Barnet Foodbank
Voucher System
https://chippingbarnet.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Barnet)

Citizens Advice National Debt Helpline
Online Debt and Money Advice and Free Helpline 08082082138
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income & Employment)

City YMCA
Housing support for young people up to age 25
http://www.cityymca.london/
(Giving money) (Housing)

Clapham Park Foodbank
Voucher System. Deliveries Only
https://claphampark.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Lambeth)

Clic Sargent
Advice and financial support for families with a child with cancer
https://www.clicsargent.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children, Cost of Living)

Colindale Foodbank
Voucher System. Two Sites
https://colindale.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Barnet)

Connections St Martins in the Fields
support for those already homeless or sofa surfing
https://www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing)

Consonant
Provides support in Westminster and Haringey including employment help and advice for refugees and asylum seekers
https://consonant.org.uk/services/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income & Employment) (Haringey, Westminster)

Contact
Produce a comprehensive guide to support available if you are caring for a disabled child
https://contact.org.uk/news-and-blogs/our-helpful-guide-for-families-with-disabled-children-goes-digital-(1)/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income and Employment, Health, Children)

Coram Children’s Legal Centre
Children’s Legal Advice
childrenslegalcentre.com
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children)

Crosslight Debt Advice
Debt Advice Groups Across West London
https://www.crosslightadvice.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income & Employment) (Hounslow, Chiswick, Kensington, Hammersmith, Twickenham)

Croydon Foodbank
Voucher System
https://croydon.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Croydon)

Croydon Refugee and Asylum Centre
offers a drop-in social support group and local advice and information for refugees and asylum seekers
https://croydonrefugeedaycentre.co.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Income & Employment) (Croydon)

Croydon Young Carers
Support for young carers Croydon Young Carers (0208) 6499339 option 2
http://www.offtherecordcroydon.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Croydon)

Dagenham Foodbank
Voucher System. Two Sites
https://dagenham.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Barking and Dagenham)

Daniel’s Den
Play opportunities and support for parents
https://danielsden.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Brent)

Debt Advice Foundation
National Debt Advice Support
debtadvicefoundation.org
Campaigning for change: https://www.debtadvicefoundation.org/campaigning/
(Campaigning for change) (Income and Employment)

Dementia UK
Telephone or email advice and support for family carers of people with dementia 08008880678
http://www.dementiauk.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Older People)

Different Strokes
Free services to younger stroke survivors throughout the UK. 0345 130 7172 / 01908 317618. Helps stroke survivors of working age to optimize their recovery and take control of their own lives
https://differentstrokes.co.uk
(Giving money) (Health)

Disability Rights UK
Information about a wide range of topics from disabled students rights to getting help with heating.
https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/benefits-information/factsheets
(Giving money) (Income and Employment, Health)

Doctors of the World
Have  translations to their Coronavirus information leaflets into community languages and have some video spoken alternatives
https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Doorstep Library
Literacy support for disadvantaged children
https://www.doorsteplibrary.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Newham)

Ealing Foodbank
Voucher System. Two sites.
https://ealing.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Ealing)

Easy Health
With over 500 health leaflets that include pictures and very simple text. Easy Health’s information is accessible to anyone with low literacy levels and/or learning disability.
https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/
(Giving money) (Health, Children)

Elfrida Rathbone Society
Support for children and adults with SEN and their families
https://www.elfridacamden.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income and Employment, Health, Children) (Camden)

Euston Foodbank
Voucher System
https://euston.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Camden)

Free Cakes For Kids Hackney
Provide Birthday Cakes for low income families
https://freecakesforkidshackney.com/
(Giving time) (Children, Cost of Living) (Ealing)

Free2B
Support for LGBTQ+ young people and their parents
https://free2b-alliance.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children)

Friends of the Elderly
Grants and support for older people in need
https://www.fote.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Cost of Living, Older People)

Gambling Therapy
Provides free online support for those affected by problem gambling
https://www.gamblingtherapy.org/en
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

Gendered Intelligence
Offers support for trans young people
http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/trans-youth/18-30
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Generation Rent
Information for private tenants and links to other organisations who can help
https://www.generationrent.org/find_expert_advice
Campaigning for change: https://londonrentersunion.org/get-involved/
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Housing)

Gingerbread
Supporting Loan Parent Families. Information, advice and campaigning
https://www.gingerbread.org.uk
(Giving money) (Children)

Good Law Project
Campaigns and takes legal action on issues affecting the wider community
https://goodlawproject.org/about/
(Giving money) (Income and Employment, Health)

Greenwich Foodbank
Voucher System. Two sites.
https://greenwich.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Greenwich)

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Publish an online guide to supporting a visually impaired child at home.
https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/Covid19/Support-for-people-with-sight-loss/Keeping-a-child-with-sight-loss-active-and-engaged
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Hackney Foodbank
Voucher System and booked appointments
https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/hackney/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Hackney)

Hackney Migrant Centre
Offer information and advice for refugees and migrants in the borough
https://hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk/about-us/
Campaigning for change: https://hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk/campaigns/
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Income and Employment) (Hackney)

Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank
Voucher System and Deliveries. Three Sites
https://hammersmithfulham.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Hammersmith and Fulham)

Haringey Young Carers Project
Support for young carers 07971 308891
https://www.haringey.gov.uk/children-and-families/services-young-people/advice-young-people/young-carers#hycp
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Haringey)

Harrow Foodbank
Voucher System. Three sites in the borough.
https://harrow.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Harrow)

Helen Bamber Foundation
supports refugees and migrants who have suffered extreme cruelty and trauma
http://www.helenbamber.org/about-us/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Hidyah
Offers support for the Muslim LGBTQ+ community
https://www.hidayahlgbt.co.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

Home Start Croydon
Home support for families in Croydon with a child under 5
http://www.croydon-homestart.co.uk
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Croydon)

Home Start Richmond, Kingson and Hounslow
Home support and family groups for families with at least one child under 5.
https://www.homestart-rkh.org.uk/what-we-do/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Hounslow, Kingston, Richmond)

Home Start Southwark
Friendship and emotional and practical help to parents with at least one child under five
https://homestartsouthwark.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Southwark)

Hope at  Home
housing and other support for trafficked people
http://www.hopeathome.org.uk/guidance-for-referrals/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing)

Hourglass
Focusing and reporting on the abuse and neglect of older people 0808 808 8141
https://wearehourglass.org/who-we-are
(Giving time, Giving money) (Older People)

IndependentAge
Aims to help older people on low incomes to live independently by providing a regular extra income grants for emergencies equipment to aid independence support and friendship of volunteers nursing and residential care and help with fees 0800 319 6789
http://www.independentage.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Older People)

Island Advice Centre
Offer debt and housing advice for Tower Hamlets residents
http://www.island-advice.org.uk/
(Giving time) (Housing, Income and Employment) (Tower Hamlets)

Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants
Provides a sense of belonging and practical support including English Classes for refugees living in the borough
https://islingtoncentre.co.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income and Employment, Children) (Islington)

Islington Foodbank
Voucher System and booked appointments
https://islington.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Islington)

Jesuit Refugee Service
For destitute asylum seekers both in and out of detention and they provide legal and welfare advice and support
https://www.jrsuk.net/get-help/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Income and Employment)

Keiros Community Trust
Supports those in recovery from addiction in Brent, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark and Wandsworth
https://kairoscommunity.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health) (Brent, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Wandsworth)

Kensington and Chelsea Foodbank
Voucher System
https://kensingtonchelsea.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Kensington and Chelsea)

Kids Cancer Charity
Counselling, therapy and holidays for children with cancer
http://www.kidscancercharity.org/
(Giving money) (Health, Children)

Kingston Foodbank
Voucher System. Five Sites in the borough
https://kingston.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Kingston)

Latin America House
provide migration support and practical advice for Spanish and Portuguese speakers
https://www.casalatina.org.uk/en/about-us.html
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income and Employment, Health, Children)

Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund
Emotional and Financial Support for families with a child with cancer
lennoxccf.org.uk
(Giving money) (Health, Children, Cost of Living)

Lewisham Foodbank
Voucher System. Deliveries Only
http://lewisham.foodbank.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Lewisham)

Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network
A partnership of organisations providing local immigration support and information
https://www.lrmn.org.uk/allservices
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income and Employment, Health, Children) (Lewisham)

LGBT Jigsaw
A consortium of advice agencies supporting homeless or potentially homeless LGBT+ young people
https://www.lgbtjigsaw.net/about/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing)

Liberty
Campaigns against injustice and for a fairer society
https://www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money) (Community Led Solutions)

Life After Hummus
Supporting families with nutrition and cooking skills
http://www.lifeafterhummus.com/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Children) (Camden)

Little Village
Little Village is like a foodbank, but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5
https://littlevillagehq.org/
(Camden, Southwark, Wandsworth)

London Friend
Provides online counselling and advice
https://londonfriend.org.uk/corona-virus-update/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

London Youth
Supports and promotes young people’s organisations
https://londonyouth.org
Campaigning for change: https://londonyouth.org/?s=%22have+your+say+on%22
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children)

Macmillan Cancer Support
Helpline 7 days a week 8am – 8pm 0808 808 00 00. Great deal of online support including financial support and employment rights.
https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Magpie Project
Supports families with a child under the age of 5 in temporary or insecure accommodation including those affected by immigration law
https://themagpieproject.org
Campaigning for change: https://themagpieproject.org/get-involved/#raiseawareness
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods, Campaigning for change) (Children) (Newham)

May Project
Provides alternative youth provision for young refugees and other young people in South London
https://www.mayproject.org/for-youth
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Merton)

Mencap
Have a wide range of information designed specifically to support those with learning disability through this crisis. These may also be useful to people who struggle with literacy
https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/coronavirus-covid-19
Campaigning for change: https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/campaigning
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Health, Children)

Mermaids
Supports trans and pre-trans young people and their parents
https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/young-people/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Metro-Bridge
Provides online support for LGBTQ+ young people in Croydon
https://metrocharity.org.uk/youth/metro-bridge
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Croydon)

Mosaic Youth
Provides online sessions for LGBTQ+ young people to help combat isolation
http://www.mosaicyouth.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Muswell Hill Foodbank
Voucher System
https://muswellhill.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Haringey)

Narcolepsy UK
Supporting people with narcolepsy their families and carers 0345 450 0394
https://www.narcolepsy.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

National Education Union
The largest education union in Europe, supporting and representing more than 450,000 members, including the majority of teachers.
https://neu.org.uk/
Campaigning for change: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/tell-the-prime-minister-leave-no-child-behind
(Campaigning for change) (Children)

National Gambling
Offer a 24 hour helpline 0808 8020 133 providing help for those who realise they have difficulty stopping gambling
https://www.begambleaware.org/
(Giving money) (Health)

National Pensioners Convention
Campaigning organisation for older people
https://www.npcuk.org
(Older People)

NAZ
BAME run sexual health support agency that are offering free online counselling as well as other practical support during the pandemic for the LGBTQ+ BAME community
http://www.naz.org.uk/covid-19
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

New Horizons Youth Centre
Housing advice for 16 – 25 year olds.
https://nhyouthcentre.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing) (Camden)

Newham Foodbank
Voucher System. Seven Sites in the borough.
https://newham.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Newham)

Nip in the Bud
A guide to helping children deal with CV anxiety and other advice for children with anxiety.
https://nipinthebud.org/2020/04/20/managing-childrens-anxiety-about-coronavirus/
(Giving money) (Health, Children)

No More Exclusions
NME’s mission is to bring about an end to the persistent race-disparity in school exclusions in the next 5 years. Sign petition to call for a ban on school exclusions which we know disproportionately affect the poorest pupils.
https://nomoreexclusions.com/
Campaigning for change: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/550094
(Campaigning for change) (Children)

No Panic Helpline
Helplines for anxiety disorders panic attacks etc. 0844 9674848 Youth Helpline 0330 606 1174 (for 13 to 20 year olds open Mon to Thurs 4pm-6pm)
http://www.nopanic.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

North Enfield Foodbank
Voucher System
http://northenfield.foodbank.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Enfield)

Norwood and Brixton Foodbank
Voucher System. Deliveries Only. 4 sites.
https://norwoodbrixton.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Lambeth)

Notre Dame Refugee Centre
Supports refugees with the asylum process advice and information
https://www.notredamerc.org.uk/our-work
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Income and Employment, Children) (Westminster)

OCD Action
Information and support for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCDs), Body Dismorphic Disorder (BDD),Skin Picking (CSP), Trichotillomania (TTM) – compulsive hair pulling 0845 390 6232
www.ocdaction.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

OCD-UK
Information and support relating to OCDs
http://www.ocduk.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

OMEGA
Work with socially isolated people and the elderly. Information support and The Chatterbox telephone befriending service 01743 245088
http://www.omega.uk.net/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Older People)

OPAAL
Supporting independent advocacy services for older people. Website includes list of advocacy services across the country
http://www.opaal.org.uk/
(Giving money) (Older People)

Our Time
Have an online resource pack for parents who struggle with their own mental health
https://ourtime.org.uk/lockdown-resources
Campaigning for change: https://ourtime.org.uk/getinvolved/beingseenandheard-petition/
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Health, Children)

Outcomes
Islington Mind’s LGBT+ mental health support service.
https://www.islingtonmind.org.uk/our-services/outcome/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health) (Islington)

Pain Concern
For those living with chronic pain and those caring for them 0300 123 0789
http://www.painconcern.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

Papyrus
Offer crisis support for people under 35 who may be feeling suicidal
https://papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Petts Wood Playgroup
Supports children from 0 – 5 with Special Needs and their families
https://www.pwpg.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children) (Bexley)

Pimlico Toy Library
Supporting play and development for children under 5 in the Pimlico area
http://www.pimlicotoylibrary.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Westminster)

Praxis
Support the refugee and migrant community in Tower Hamlets with housing and other advice and information
https://www.praxis.org.uk/our-work
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing) (Tower Hamlets)

Project 17
Provides advice and support to those with no recourse to public funds
https://www.project17.org.uk/advice-support
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income and Employment) (Hackney, Southwark)

Providence Row
Supports those facing homelessness or homeless in Tower Hamlets Hackney and the City of London
https://prha.net/
(Giving time) (Housing) (Tower Hamlets)

Rainbow Across Borders
Croydon based group providing support and friendship for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers
https://www.rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Croydon)

Rainbow Trust
Supports families with a critically ill child
https://www.rainbowtrust.org.uk/about/what-we-do
(Giving money) (Health, Children)

RAMFEL
Supports destitute migrants in Redbridge and Newham
http://www.ramfel.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Income and Employment, Cost of Living) (Newham, Redbridge)

Red Cross
Offers support including help with emergency food,bedding and travel as well as a family reunion service.
https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-help/get-help-as-a-refugee
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income and Employment, Health, Children, Cost of Living)

Redbridge Foodbank
Voucher System. Three sites in the borough.
https://redbridge.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Redbridge)

Reengage
To enable very elderly people living alone to enjoy social contact. Currently arranging phone buddies for isolated older people 0800 716 543
https://www.reengage.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Older People)

Refugees at Home
Matches people with a spare room with a refugee needing somewhere to live
https://www.refugeesathome.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing)

Renters Rights
Supports the legal rights of private tenants to have their voices heard and to challenge private landlords
https://www.rentersrightslondon.org/your-rights/
(Housing)

Resources for Autism
Covid emergency helpline available daily from 5 – 9.30 pm daily. During normal office hours their number is unchanged 02084583259 for autism help and advice. They have an employment support project for young adults and practical support for children and adults
https://resourcesforautism.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income and Employment, Health, Children)

Restart Lives
Offer employment and housing advice
https://restartlives.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing)

Richmond Foodbank
Voucher System. Five Sites in the borough
https://richmond.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Richmond)

Richmond Young Carers
Support for young carers. 02088672380 (020) 88672380
http://www.richmondcarers.org
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Richmond)

RNIB
Produce a guide to welfare and financial support for those with a visual impairment
https://www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect/welfare-and-money
(Giving time, Giving money) (Income and Employment, Health)

Royal Voluntary Service
RVS has volunteers who help support older people stay independent at home and active in their communities. 0808 196 3646
www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/get-help
(Giving time, Giving money) (Older People)

Scope
Offer specific information for parents caring for a child with Cerebral Palsy
https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/cp-and-coronavirus/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Sense
Have an online toolkit for parents with activities to support  deaf/blind children at home
https://www.sense.org.uk/get-support/support-for-children/play-toolkits/
Campaigning for change: https://www.scope.org.uk/campaigns/
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Health, Children)

Shelter
Provide urgent housing advice as well as more general information about housing issues
https://england.shelter.org.uk/
Campaigning for change: https://england.shelter.org.uk/support_us/campaigns
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Housing)

Shout The Mix and Young Minds
Provide one platform for those under 25 looking for mental health support during this time
https://onespaceto.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

Sign Health
Up-to-date CV19 information available in British Sign Language 
https://signhealth.org.uk/resources/coronavirus/
(Giving money) (Health, Children)

South London Refugee Association
Provide practical support to those building new lives. They provide practical assistance as well as advice and information
https://www.slr-a.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Income and Employment, Health, Children, Cost of Living) (Merton)

Social Action for Health
Working alongside diverse communities we empower people and communities to live healthier lives and fight health inequalities
https://www.safh.org.uk
(Giving money) (Health) (Merton)

Southwark Foodbank
Five sites in the borough. Voucher system and booked appointments
https://southwark.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Southwark)

Spectra
Offer LGBT+ specific online sexual health advice and an online  LGBTQ+ youth session every Friday
https://spectra-london.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money)

Spires Centre Lambeth
Homeless advice and information for the borough of Lambeth
http://www.spires.org.uk/our-services
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing) (Lambeth)

Spitalfields Crypt Trust
Supporting those facing or experiencing homelessness who also have addiction issues
https://www.sct.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing, Health) (Tower Hamlets)

Spitalfields Housing Association
The largest Bangladeshi-led housing Association in the UK. Providing housing and welfare advice
http://www.spitalfieldsha.co.uk/about-sha/mission-vision-values
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing) (Tower Hamlets)

St Mungo’s
Offer homelessness prevention services and emergency accommodation
https://www.mungos.org/our-services/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing)

St. Vincent de Paul Society
To support the needy and marginalized by person to person contact. Activities include helping the elderly sick unemployed lonely and bereaved 07587 035 121/020 7703 3030
www.svp.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Older People)

St. Vincent’s Family Project
Supporting isolated and disadvantaged families in Westminster
https://www.svfp.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Westminster)

Step Change
Debt Advice Phone Line 0800 138 1111 or webchat
https://www.stepchange.org/
(Income and Employment)

Stonewall Housing Advice
Housing support for the LGBT+ community
https://stonewallhousing.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing)

Street Link
Will put anyone street sleeping in touch with appropriate local support
https://www.streetlink.london/Streetlink_London_HomePage
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing)

Stroke Support Group
Online community and information for all types of strokes
http://www.strokenetwork.org/
(Health)

Sufra
Food Bank. Refugee support, Skills development
https://www.sufra-nwlondon.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Income and Employment, Children, Cost of Living, Older People) (Brent)

Sutton Foodbank
Voucher System. Three sites in the borough.
https://sutton.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Sutton)

Terence Higgins Trust
Offer free online counselling for those over 18 and living with HIV or worried about their sexual health
https://www.tht.org.uk/our-services/online-services/online-counselling-people-living-hiv
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

The Childhood Bereavement Network
Resources on helping children through the death of a loved one.
http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/help-around-a-death/covid-19.aspx
(Giving money) (Health, Children)

The Children’s Sleep Charity
A guide to helping anxious children get to sleep
https://www.thechildrenssleepcharity.org.uk
(Giving money) (Health, Children)

The Children’s Society
Protect the hardest hit families from future crisis
https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/
Campaigning for change: https://act.childrenssociety.org.uk/page/64052/petition/1
(Campaigning for change) (Children)

The Cinnamon Trust
For elderly or terminally ill people and their pets. Network of volunteers who can visit homebound owners to take dogs for daily walks foster pet as one of their family when owners face time in hospital and more. 01736 757900
http://www.cinnamon.org.uk/
(Giving time) (Older People)

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance
Website has resources and help available for looking after pregnant mum’s mental health through the pandemic and after birth
https://maternalmentalhealthalliance.org/resources/mums-and-families/covid-19-looking-after-your-mental-health-during-pregnancy-and-after-birth/
(Giving money) (Health, Children)

The National Autistic Society
Have a Coronavirus webpage with useful links for families with an autistic child
https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx
Campaigning for change: https://www.autism.org.uk/what-we-do/campaign
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Health, Children)

The Stroke Association
For those who have had a stroke and those who support them 0303 3033 100. Information advice and the latest research
http://www.stroke.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

Thrive
A small national charity that uses gardening to change the lives of disabled and older people. Activities are in Battersea Park. 0118 988 5688
www.thrive.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money) (Older People)

TOP UK (Triumph Over Phobia) – OCD and Phobia Charity
Aims to help sufferers of phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and other related anxiety.
http://www.topuk.org/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health)

Tottenham Foodbank
Voucher System
https://tottenham.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Haringey)

Turn2Us
Offer targeted benefit advice for refugees
https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Your-Situation/A-Migrant
Campaigning for change: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/About-Us/Our-Campaigns/Living-Without-Campaign/Support-the-campaign
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Income and Employment, Health, Children, Cost of Living)

Ubele
BME led organisation that supports a wide range of community-based organisations and groups with their community assets, though social action, community enterprise development and leadership initiatives
https://www.ubele.org
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children, Community Led Solutions)

UCL
Have a comprehensive guide for London Students needing housing advice listing all the specialist housing advice available via  London’s universities and colleges

(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing)

UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group
Provide free legal advice regarding the asylum process and practical welfare support.
https://uklgig.org.uk/?page_id=2855
(Giving money) (Health)

Vauxhall Foodbank
Deliveries only. Voucher System
http://vauxhall.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Lambeth)

Wandsworth Foodbank
Deliveries only. Voucher System. Five sites in the borough
http://wandsworth.foodbank.org.uk
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Wandsworth)

Waterloo Foodbank
Three sites around Waterloo. Voucher system
https://waterloo.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Lambeth)

Wavelength
Provides radio and television facilities for the housebound and the aged unable to afford them. 01708 621 101
www.wavelength.org.uk
(Giving money) (Older People)

Well Child
Produce a list of useful resources and are offering practical support to get disabled children or those with a terminal illness any specific help they need including food deliveries
https://www.wellchild.org.uk/coronavirus/direct-response/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)

West London Mission
Provides housing and welfare support
https://www.wlm.org.uk/housing
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing) (Camden, Islington, Westminster)

Wimbledon Foodbank
Voucher System. Four Sites
https://wimbledon.foodbank.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money, Giving goods) (Cost of Living) (Merton)

Women at the Well
Street outreach and homelessness services for women in and around Kings Cross
https://watw.org.uk/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Housing) (Camden)

Young Carers Lewisham
Support for young carers
https://www.carerslewisham.org.uk/information-for-carers/young-carers/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Children) (Lewisham)

Young Epilepsy
The Children’s and Young People’s Epilepsy Charity 01342 831342
https://www.youngepilepsy.org.uk/
(Giving money) (Health, Children)

Young Minds
Have  a Parent to Parent guide on helping your children with their mental health during the current crisis
https://youngminds.org.uk/media/3762/coronavirus-parent-to-parent-advice-guide.pdf
Campaigning for change: https://act.youngminds.org.uk/we-need-government-look-beyondtomorrow-and-support-young-peoples-mental-health
(Giving time, Giving money, Campaigning for change) (Health, Children)

Young Roots
Support refugees aged between 11 and 25 to access education and fun activities in Brent and Croydon
https://youngroots.org.uk/london/
(Giving money) (Children) (Brent, Croydon)

Young Women’s Trust
A feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women.
https://www.youngwomenstrust.org/
Campaigning for change: https://www.youngwomenstrust.org/campaign-for-us
(Campaigning for change)

Youngsibs
Have produced a video for the siblings of disabled children who are at home
https://www.youngsibs.org.uk/siblings-and-staying-at-home/
(Giving time, Giving money) (Health, Children)