Lambeth has a strong community spirit and a large voluntary and community sector. It is no surprise that residents and community groups across the borough are offering help and undertaking acts of kindness and support in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Visit the Lambeth Coronavirus help page to find out how you can get involved.
To avoid catching and spreading coronavirus, or if you are concerned that you have symptoms, please follow NHS Guidance.
Join the community
Having a vibrant community is seen by residents as one of the key things that makes Lambeth a great place to live and community cohesion is very high, with almost nineteen in twenty people saying their local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on.
Getting involved with our diverse local community is a great way to lead a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
Integrate Lambeth is funded by Lambeth council to support Lambeth’s Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). If you are an organisation who tackle social issues in the borough then Integrate Lambeth is your ‘go to’ point of contact for networking, capacity building and business development.
To find out more about what is going In Lambeth select the heading below that interests you.
- Lambeth Together is a big project looking at how we can improve the health and wellbeing of people living and working in Lambeth.
- The Black Prince Trust - a community hub running a range of health and wellbeing programmes.
- The Lambeth Patient Participation Group Network - the network of patient groups ensuring their voices are heard about issues that matter most to them.
- Healthwatch - have your say in shaping and improving local health and care services.
Older adults and disability services
- Age UK Lambeth - a support service for anyone aged over 55 living in the borough.
- MYcommunity - a directory of services to help make make accessing information in Lambeth as straightforward as possible.
- MYsocial.London - a social membership service to help you discover friendships, connect with your community, and do things that make you happy.
- Disability Advice Service Lambeth (DASL) - a Disabled People's Organisation which works with disabled people, including those with mental health support needs, older people and carers.
- Wheels for Wellbeing - an award-winning charity supporting disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling.
- South London Cares - a charity aimed at bringing together young professionals and people aged 65+ for friendship, activity and fun, in Lambeth and Southwark
- LGBT Hero are our local partner organisation supporting the council's whole systems approach to addressing the inequalities experienced by LGBT residents.
- FindOut - developed by our local partner organisation LGBT Hero this tool details hundreds of organisations and services that will allow LGBTQ+ Londoners to easily access local services tailored to them.
- METRO Charity offer a range of services for LGBTQ+ people in London.
- Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre supports, educates and inspires young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community of London age thirteen to nineteen.
- Lambeth Youth Council - the political voice of young people in Lambeth.
- Visions of Success - our Children in Care Council made up of young people who are in care or leaving our care.
- Streatham Youth and Community Trust - a charity providing activities, event and sports to develop the skills of young people based in Streatham.
Jobs and opportunities
- Opportunity Lambeth - the innovative new employment support service that makes sure residents are the first to benefit from investment in the borough.
- Work Wise - an employment service we're running with St Mungo’s, funded by the Department of Works and Pensions, to help Lambeth Housing tenants into employment, training or volunteering.
- It's easy to find a volunteering opportunity in Lambeth to meet your interests and skills. Find volunteering opportunities near you.
- Link UP London brings together volunteers willing to share their professional skills with local charities, community groups and social enterprises who need those skills to make a real difference in the community
- GOV.UK also has links to other organisations and websites that offer volunteering opportunities and information on your rights as a volunteer.
The Lambeth Community Hub Network
All member Hubs are run by local volunteers, and are committed to supporting Lambeth’s diverse communities.
Seven Hubs, located across the whole borough, currently make up Lambeth Community Hub Network:
- Carnegie Library Hub
- High Trees Hub
- Minet Hub
- Slade Gardens Hub
- Stockwell Partnership
- WeAre366 Hub
- Woodlawns Hub