Useful Local Contacts for Care in Bromley

Advocacy First

Offers support to empower people to make their own decisions and keep control over their own lives by enabling their voice to be heard. The services advocates for adults over 19, with physical disabilities and for older people within the local community, care homes and local hospitals.

Tel: 0208 460 6712
Web: www.advocacyfirst.org.uk

Advocacy for All

A registered charity working in and around South East and South West London and Kent. It advocates for people aged 14 to 19 with a learning disability in Bexley or Bromley. It also advocates for adults with a learning disability, autism or Asperger’s syndrome in Bexley and Bromley, and for adults with a learning disability in Kent.

Tel: 0208 300 9666
Email: info@advocacyforall.org.uk
Web: www.advocacyforall.org.uk

Age UK Bromley and Greenwich

Provides preventative services, activities and support that promote opportunities, independence and choice to older people.

Tel: 0208 315 1878
Email: info@ageukbandg.org.uk
Web: www.ageuk.org/bromleyandgreenwich

Alzheimer’s Society

Working to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia.

Tel: 0208 460 9245
Email: bromley@alzheimers.org.uk
Web: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Biggin Hill Community Care Association

Provides information and assistance to the local community, including three day opportunities projects.

Tel: 01959 577400
Email: bigghinhillcommunitycare@gmail.com
Web: www.bigginhillcommunitycare.org

Blue Badge Scheme

Provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport.

Tel: 0300 303 8661
Email: LDS.parking@bromley.gov.uk
Web: www.bromley.gov.uk
Online application form: www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge

Bromley and Lewisham Mind

Provides services for adults with mental health conditions.

Tel: 01689 811222
Web: www.blmind.org.uk

Bromley Asian Cultural Association (BACA)

BACA runs a weekly session for Asian older people and their carers. The service is delivered wholly by volunteers, and supports older members of the Asian community by providing information and advice, health/welfare checks and an exercise/yoga class on alternate weeks.

United Reform Church,
20 Widmore Road,
Bromley BR1 1RY

Email: Tochisehmi@hotmail.com

Bromley Experts by Experience (X by X)

Speaks up for the rights of deaf and disabled people and their carers to promote choice and control over the services they use.

Tel: 0208 650 2102
Email: info@xbyxbromley.com
Web: www.xbyxbromley.com

Bromley Gypsy/Traveller Project

Advice, support and information for travellers in the Borough of Bromley.

Tel: 01689 839052
Email: thebgtp@yahoo.co.uk

Bromley Healthcare

A community healthcare provider that offers a wide range of services to people of all ages.

Tel: 0208 315 8880
Email: contact@bromleyheathcare-cic.nhs.uk
Web: www.bromleyhealthcare.org.uk

Bromley Mencap (incorporating Bromley Scope)

Bromley Mencap works with disabled people, their families and carers, offering support and information about benefits, education and independent living. Bromley Mencap also operates a supported employment agency, JobMatch.

Tel: 0208 466 0790
Email: enquiries@bromleymencap.org
Web: www.bromleymencap.org.uk

Bromley MindCare Dementia Service

Provides specialist services for people with dementia.

Tel: 0208 663 0499
Email: mindcare@bromleymind.org.uk
Web: www.mindcare.org.uk/bromley-services

Bromley MyLife

Bromley Council’s health and social care website will help you make informed choices about your life. It can help you learn how to find extra support to help with your care needs by helping you – or the person you care for – see more clearly what services are available in the local area and how to access them. It pulls together support and services from birth up to old age, across social care, health, education and wider support within the community.

Email: mylife@bromley.gov.uk
Web: http://bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk

Burgess Autistic Trust

Provides a range of services which meet the varying needs for support of adults with autism – across the spectrum.

Tel: 0208 464 2897
Email: info@brugessautistictrust.org.uk
Web: www.burgessautisticetrust.org.uk

Careplus Bromley

A registered charity which provides volunteer support to mostly older people in the Bromley area.

Tel: 0208 290 4992
Email: info@careplusbromley.org.uk
Web: www.careplusbromley.org.uk

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Inspector and regulator of all care and health services.

Tel: 03000 616161
Email: enquiries@cqc.org.uk
Web: www.cqc.org.uk

Carers Bromley

Information, advice and support for adult and young carers. Respite scheme and sitters service. Information on benefits and help with letter writing and form filling.

Carers helpline: 0800 015 7700 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
General enquiries: 01689 898289
Email: help@carersbromley.org.uk
Web: www.carersbromley.org.uk

Carers Direct helpline

A free online interactive learning programme which is available to carers who want help with caring and looking after themselves.

Tel: 0300 123 1053
Web: www.nhs.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Offers practical, up-to-date information and advice on a wide range of topics, including debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other subjects. There are four CAB offices in the area – Bromley Town, Anerley Town Hall, Cotmandene Outreach and Hope Church Outreach.

Tel: 0208 315 1940
Web: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/bromleycab

Community Links Bromley

Advice and support for local voluntary organisations and community groups.

Tel: 0208 315 1902
Email: suel@communitylinksbromley.org.uk
Web: www.communitylinksbromley.org.uk

Community Options

Focuses on supporting people to achieve sustained mental health.

Tel: 0208 313 9725
Email: enquiry@community-options.org.uk
Web: www.community-options.org.uk

Deaf Access/Deaf Plus

Helps deaf and hard of hearing people to improve and maintain their independence by providing information, support and services.

Tel: 0208 315 2550
Minicom: 0208 315 2552
SMS Text: 07732 449349
Email: information@deaf-access.co.uk
Web: www.deaf-access.co.uk

Elderly Accommodation Counsel and First Stop Advice

Information, advice and guidance on any aspect of care, support or housing for older people.

Tel: 0800 377 7070
Email: info@firststopadvice.org.uk
Web: www.eac.org.uk

Headway – South East London/North West Kent

Offers a variety of services to survivors of acquired brain injury and stroke, their families and carers.

Helpline: 0808 800 2244
Tel: 0208 185 7775
Email: info@headwayselnwk.co.uk
Web: www.headwayselnwk.co.uk

I-Care Day Centre Trust Ltd

Provides a wide range of ongoing, effective rehabilitative care therapies for people who have suffered strokes. Also offers an information, advice and counselling service to their carers, and support and respite for their families.

Tel: 01689 862883
Email: icare01@hotmail.co.uk
Web: www.icaredaycentretrust.org

Kent Association for the Blind

Aims to provide a quality service, sensitive to the individual needs of those who are sight impaired, helping them to attain the highest level of independence.

Tel: 0208 464 8406
Email: rehab.bromley@kab.org.uk
Web: www.kab.org.uk

KeyRing

KeyRing’s vision is for vulnerable people to be at the heart of their community, sharing their skills and talents for everyone’s benefit.

Tel: 0203 119 0960
Email: enquiries@keyring.org
Web: www.keyring.org

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust runs the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) in Bromley, as well as Orpington Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital and Beckenham Beacon Hospital.

Web: www.kch.nhs.uk

Princess Royal University Hospital
Tel: 01689 836000

Orpington Hospital
Tel: 01689 863000

Beckenham Beacon
Tel: 01689 863000

Queen Mary’s Hospital
Tel: 0208 302 2678

Sevenoaks Hospital
Tel: 01732 470200

King’s College Hospital
Tel: 0203 299 9000

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Tel: 0203 299 3601
Email: kch-tr.PALS@nhs.net
Web: www.kch.nhs.uk

London Taxicard Scheme

A scheme that provides subsidised transport for people who have serious mobility impairment and difficulty in using public transport. Taxicard holders make journeys in licensed London taxis and private hire vehicles, and the subsidy applies directly to each trip.

Tel: 0207 934 9791
Email: taxicard@londoncouncils.gov.uk
Web: www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/taxicard

Money Advice Service

A free and impartial money advice service, which was set up by the Government to provide advice and guides to help improve your finances, and tools and calculators to help you keep track and plan ahead.

Tel: 0300 500 5000
Web: www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Mytime Active

Runs lifestyle preventative health services across the UK and a number of leisure centres in the London Borough of Bromley.

Tel: 0208 313 9911
Email: pavilion@mytimeactive.co.uk
Web: www.mytimeactive.co.uk

NHS Choices

A helping hand that can guide you to the health advice that best suits your needs, from webchat to walk-in centres. You can also find your local GP, dentist, pharmacy or A&E.

Tel: 111
Web: www.nhs.uk

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Oxleas is in South East London and provides mental health and learning disability services in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich boroughs.

Tel: 01322 625700
Email: foundation.trust@oxleas.nhs.uk
Web: www.oxleas.nhs.uk

PayingForCare

A national information and advice service to help individuals make more informed decisions about the arrangements and funding for their long-term care. The site is equally useful for Powers of Attorney and family members and friends.

Web: www.payingforcare.org

Pineapple Club

Provides social support and stimulation to older vulnerable people from the African and Caribbean communities.

Tel: 0208 676 8280

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink provides a range of services nationally, including advocacy, carer support, crisis services and more. Rethink cannot deal with emergency or crisis issues – see website for further emergency contacts.

Tel: 0300 500 0927 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm)
Email: info@rethink.org
Web: www.rethink.org

Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) – Community Transport

RVS Community Transport is a friendly, community, door-to-door scheme designed to help you get out and about. RVS is not just providing the transport, it is offering a service of ‘care’, by collecting the user from their doorstep to ensuring safe arrival at their destination, (especially useful in dementia cases) ensuring that each journey taken is a friendly, personal service.

Tel: 0203 002 2190
Email: londonhub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk
Web: www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

The Silver Line

A free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24-hours a day, every day of the year.

Helpline: 0800 470 8090
Office: 0207 224 2020 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
Email: info@thesilverline.org.uk
Web: www.thesilverline.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesilverline

Somali Well Women Project

Providing information and advice to Somali and other refugee women and their families.

Tel: 020 8778 5777
Web: www.swwp.org.uk

Vibrance

Commissioned by the Council to provide support to people with Personal Budgets, Direct Payments and personal assistants.

Tel: 0208 477 1800
Email: info@vibrance.org.uk
Web: www.vibrance.org.uk