Useful Local Contacts for Care in Bromley
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
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.
Age UK Bromley and Greenwich
Provides preventative services, activities and support that promote opportunities, independence and choice to older people.
Working to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia.
Biggin Hill Community Care Association
Provides information and assistance to the local community, including three day opportunities projects.
Blue Badge Scheme
Provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport.
Bromley and Lewisham Mind
Provides services for adults with mental health conditions.
Tel: 01689 811222
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
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.
Bromley Gypsy/Traveller Project
Advice, support and information for travellers in the Borough of Bromley.
Tel: 01689 839052
A community healthcare provider that offers a wide range of services to people of all ages.
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.
Bromley MindCare Dementia Service
Provides specialist services for people with dementia.
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.
Burgess Autistic Trust
Provides a range of services which meet the varying needs for support of adults with autism – across the spectrum.
A registered charity which provides volunteer support to mostly older people in the Bromley area.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Inspector and regulator of all care and health services.
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 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
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
Community Links Bromley
Advice and support for local voluntary organisations and community groups.
Focuses on supporting people to achieve sustained mental health.
Deaf Access/Deaf Plus
Helps deaf and hard of hearing people to improve and maintain their independence by providing information, support and services.
Elderly Accommodation Counsel and First Stop Advice
Information, advice and guidance on any aspect of care, support or housing for older people.
Headway – South East London/North West Kent
Offers a variety of services to survivors of acquired brain injury and stroke, their families and carers.
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.
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.
KeyRing’s vision is for vulnerable people to be at the heart of their community, sharing their skills and talents for everyone’s benefit.
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.
Princess Royal University Hospital
Tel: 01689 836000
Tel: 01689 863000
Tel: 01689 863000
Queen Mary’s Hospital
Tel: 0208 302 2678
Tel: 01732 470200
King’s College Hospital
Tel: 0203 299 9000
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
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.
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
Runs lifestyle preventative health services across the UK and a number of leisure centres in the London Borough of Bromley.
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.
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Oxleas is in South East London and provides mental health and learning disability services in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich boroughs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Somali Well Women Project
Providing information and advice to Somali and other refugee women and their families.
Tel: 020 8778 5777
Commissioned by the Council to provide support to people with Personal Budgets, Direct Payments and personal assistants.