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11 May

Take part in the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain celebrations

Festival ’51 View Points

Festival ’51 is a chance to get involved in an exciting series of workshops developing a ‘pop up’ exhibition for the Southbank Centre, exploring the Festival of Britain, which took place in 1951.

Take part in a unique heritage training programme and visits, resulting in the curation of a fantastic exhibition which will be displayed in the Royal Festival Hall.

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5 May

Mental Health Awareness Week 23 – 30 May 2011

Each year the Mental Health Foundation uses this week in the calendar to work with people and organisations across the UK to help raise awareness of important public mental health issues which are often neglected.

Previous years have seen innovative campaigns raising awareness of topics such as ‘Fear and Anxiety’ and ‘Loneliness.’ The theme this year is Sleep.

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4 May

Take part in the King’s Governor Elections 2011 and help shape the future of local healthcare

King’s is holding elections to its Board of Governors in June 2011 – we want local people to get involved and to stand for Governor.

Vote for your representative: In June 2011, King’s will be asking members to elect 24 representatives to the King’s Board of Governors.  To vote for your representative in the elections, you’ll need to be a Member of King’s.  You can join today by contacting our Membership team on 020 3299 8888 or email  Please see the attached flyer for more details.

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28 Apr

SLaM Family & Carers’ Listening Day

Friday 17th June

10:30am – 3:30pm

Are you a Friend, Carer or Family member of someone with Mental Health Issues? Are you a member of a local organisation with an interest in helping Families and Carers? Are you a staff member with a special interest?

If so, come and hear what we have been working on since 2009 and help us plan for the future.

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28 Apr

The hardest hit – defending disabled people’s futures

A number of organisations supporting “The Hardest Hit” campaign, which is organising a march, lobby and rally of Parliament to take place on 11 May 2011.

Over 40 organisations and groups of disabled people are working together led by the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), the UK Disabled People’s Council (UKDPC) and Disability Charities Consortium (DCC).

The day will be an opportunity for people to come together to voice their concern about the impact of Government cuts on disabled people, which are threatening benefits and services for disabled people.

Many of you will have attended one of the Big Cuts road shows which MenCap have been running across the country to talk to people about fighting cuts both at a local and national level. As the road shows come to an end, “The Hardest Hit” campaign will enable people from different local areas to come together and voice their concern.

More information is available at You will need to make sure you register and let the campaign organisers know that you are coming and any access needs.

20 Apr

Empowering Families and Carers

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust are running a series of events to help carers find out what mental health services are available to you.

The theme of this event is: Care and Treatment and will  feature a talk from the Patient Advice Liaison Service.

Each event features a ‘surgery’ where you can meet professionals, get information about benefits, support services, medication, care and treatment. Also, you can raise any concerns or complaints you may have regarding the peopleyou care for. Surgeries may include; mini talks, powerpoint presentations, DVDs, leaflets and opportunities to talk to staff about your individual concerns.

The next event will take place on Wednesday 4th May at  Reay House, Lambeth Hospital, Landor Road, London, SW99NT

Time 3.15pm – 6.30pm

11 Apr

Join the campaign against disability benefit cuts!

The Hardest Hit

Carers UK have up with the Disability Benefits Consortium and the UK Disabled People’s Council to launch a new campaign, The Hardest Hit, against the Government’s proposed cuts to disability benefits.

As MPs debate the Government’s plans for benefits, they are seeking your help to send a message to your local MP by filling in our quick online form.

The website also includes details of how to protest online or join The Hardest Hit London protest in May.

To visit the website please click here.


8 Apr

Get help with filling in census forms

Have you received the Census 2011 form?

Do you need help to complete it?

You are invited to attend the CENSUS FORM COMPLETION WORKSHOP

SATURDAY 09/04/2011

13:00 to 17:00


(1st. floor, near La Bodeguita and Lloyds TSB  Bank)

All communities welcome. There will be help for people with limited English.

More information: Gladys Medina

Southwark Refugee Project

Tel. 020 7703 4046


Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EN
View map and directions

Contact us

020 7708 4497

Find us

Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45