Southwark

Important news about Contact services in Southwark

We wanted to let you know that very sadly, funding for Contact's office in Southwark will be coming to an end on 31 March 2020 and Contact's office in the borough will close as a result. 

Contact Southwark has been funded by Southwark council for the last 33 years to provide information, advice and support to families with disabled children in the borough through family events, information workshops, coffee mornings, 1 to 1 advice, support and drop-ins.

While this is sad news, we are proud of the positive impact we have had on many families over the years, and we are grateful to Southwark Local Authority for their support to help achieve this.

Please be assured that Contact is still very much committed to supporting local families. After our office closes, families can continue to get the support, help and advice they need from Contact's national services which are available to families wherever they are:

  • Information from Contact. You can keep up to date with all the latest important information and news for families by signing up to our national, monthly and free e-newsletter, What's New: https://action.contact.org.uk/page/10881/subscribe/1
  • Our website provides online advice and information about any concern you might have about raising a child with additional needs - from diagnosis, entitlement to services and benefits, to childcare and support when your child is at school or college. Our website has a number of tools to help you find the advice you're looking for quickly and easily including:
  • If you can't find the information you need or answer to your questions on our website, call our free helpline on 0808 808 3555 between 930-5pm Monday to Friday or email us at helpline@contact.org.uk

Contact

Office address

Contact Southwark
Cambridge House
1 Addington Square
SE5 0HF
020 73587270

Local contacts

Liam Synnott, manager, liam.synnott@contact.org.uk

Local news

Family Fund want to give more grants to families

Family Fund is the UK's largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled children or seriously ill children, helping 72,043 families last year with over £33 million of grants and services. They are able to help with grants such as family breaks, appliances, day trips, computers, clothes, sensory toys, iPads and much more.

Family Fund are always trying to reach more families, and are particularly looking to reach more families in Peckham and Camberwell at the moment. If you haven't applied to Family Fund before, now is the time. You can pick up a Family Fund form from our drop-ins at Sunshine House every Monday between 10am and 12:30pm.

Local events

Summer events 2019

We have a whole host of fun family events scheduled this summer! From getting inquisitive at the science museum, entering the prehistoric era with the Crystal Palace dinosaurs, or splashing in the surf at Brighton Beach - there's plenty for everyone!

Download our summer events programme for the full list of events and booking information.