Useful local and national links that may be of interest to you
Douglas Bader Foundation
The Douglas Bader Foundation exists to advance and promote the physical, mental and spiritual welfare of persons who are born without or have lost one or more limbs or are otherwise physically disabled.
Mobile: 07831 596015 ask for Keith
It is a charity set up to help single fathers. a project aimed at providing the same degree of support for single fathers as is available for single mothers in the UK.
Telephone: 07765 183504 and ask for Billy
Putney Rotary Club
Putney Rotary Club is a diverse and enthusiastic group of volunteers! The aim is to uplift the community, working on local and international projects whilst having fun!
Rotary is one of the world’s leading humanitarian service organisations, with 1.2 million members globally. It promotes peace, fight disease, support education, provide clean water and sanitation, support the environment and so much more.
The Rotary charity brings people together in fellowship, dedicated to making our world a better place.
Visit their web page for more information:
Rotary Club of Putney | People of action (putneyrotary.org.uk)
Regenerate-rise supports isolated elderly people in Putney. RISE (Reaching the Isolated Elderly) was a project initiated by REGENERATE.com in 2001 following a participatory needs assessment of the Roehampton area by the Wandsworth PCT. REGENERATE.com was started in January 2000 by Mo Smith and her son Andy Smith in Roehampton blocks when they identified the need for a Lunch Club in the heart of the Alton Estate - the second most deprived area in the borough of Wandsworth.
Visit their webpage for more information.
Regenerate RISE - reaching the isolated elderly (regenerate-rise.co.uk)
Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability
The RHN is experienced in working with people with a range of neurological conditions and brain injury. Their range of specialist services include
- neuro-behavioural unit (NRU)
- ventilator unit
- Huntington’s disease
Telephone contact: 020 8780 4500
The Putney Samaritans
Putney Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to people of all backgrounds, who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. The Branch was founded in 1970 and is one of over 200 branches in the UK and Ireland. We are run entirely by volunteers and like all Samaritans branches receive no government funding and have no affiliations to religious organisations. Also, like other branches, we are autonomous from the national charity, supporting ourselves through our own fundraising efforts while promoting the mission and values of the movement.
If you would like to contact Samaritans for confidential emotional support, please visit the web page:
Telephone contact: 020 8789 9121
Personal Support Unit (PSU)
Every year, thousands of people in the UK face court alone. Without help, they have to represent themselves while they go through a divorce, seek custody of their children, defend or put forward a personal injury claim or face eviction from their home. They are forced to navigate a complex legal system alone, often against the professional legal representation of the other party.
The increase in cuts to legal aid over recent years has meant that thousands more people face the civil or family courts alone. Their access to justice is limited by how overwhelming the legal system can be to those who have never faced it before, and many struggle to represent themselves effectively in court. Personal Support Unit offer support and guidance before, during, and after court. They ensure that those facing court alone feel prepared and supported in accessing justice.
Visit Personal Support Unit (PSU)
For general enquiries email: email@example.com
Their office is located on Upper Richmond Road.
Support Through Court
Consultation Room 1 (ground floor)
Wandsworth County Court
76-78 Upper Richmond Road
National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
NCT Putney and Fulham welcomes every new parent. Their local groups, activities and events are run by volunteers. They help forge friendships and raise money for all of NCT's work, locally and nationally. To find local activities and meet-ups go to their web page and enter the post code to find out what’s happening near you.
Visit National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
Telephone number: 0300 330 0700
- Option 1: NCT infant feeding line
- Option 2: NCT Course Bookings
- Option 3: NCT Membership, Volunteer and General Enquiries
Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales. We provide specialist help to support people to cope and recover to the point where they feel they are back on track with their lives.
Call your local victim care team in England- London Victim Assessment and Referral Service on Freephone
Telephone number: 0808 168 9291.
Crisis Support / Emergency
Don't know where to go in an emergency?
Call the Wandsworth Community Mental Health team on 020 3513 5000 or the Crisis Line on 0800 028 8000, 5pm-9am Monday to Friday, 24 hours Saturday and Sunday.
If you feel suicidal or feel like harming yourself or other people:
- Call 999
- Go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E). You can search for your local department through the NHS Choices website
For non-emergency situations:
- Visit your GP
- Call NHS 111 – open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They can tell you about your local crisis support services or your nearest A&E.
- Telephone Number: 111
- Website: NHS 111 Website
Mental Health Services
If you are already receiving support from mental health services, you should have a care plan. This will include details of who you should contact in a crisis.
If you can't find your care plan:
During the day Contact your Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) and ask for your care co-ordinator or the person on duty.
Emotional support: If you would like to offload or talk to someone about your problems, then you may find an emotional support line useful.
Do you need emergency dental services in Putney? At Putney Dental Surgery you can get the Dental treatments you need at the earliest available time. They often keep several slots available to accommodate those with dental emergencies.
Telephone number: 0208 878 6329
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the largest Inner London boroughs, Wandsworth covers over 3,200 acres and has a population of more than 308,000.
Support for carers
If you look after someone who needs support because of an illness or disability and cannot manage without help, you could be considered a carer. Any carer who appears to need some support has the right to an assessment to see if they are eligible for support from the Council and how we can help you.
Wandsworth Carers' Centre
Wandsworth Carers' Centre can provide many of these services and provide further advice and support on how to access them.
For more information:
- Telephone: 020 8877 1200
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: carerswandsworth.org.uk
The scheme provides discretionary support to the most vulnerable Wandsworth residents who are experiencing hardship and crisis. Awards are made from a limited budget. It provides support by way of furniture (e.g. beds) and white goods (e.g. fridges).
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Rehabilitation Centre in Putney
Addictions can affect millions of people all over the world at any one time. Many different types of addiction can affect us, like drug and alcohol addictions, and they do not ever affect a particular type of person. No one becomes an addict by choice, and no one should ever feel that they cannot ask for help. Your local clinics will be the safest and most accessible route towards regaining a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing as well as understanding your thought patterns and behaviour.
Telephone number: 03301756466
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