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Lambeth

Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

Information, support and advice

We offer information and advice to parents/carers of disabled children from 0 to 19 years old and to professionals who work with them. We provide a drop-in and phone service and advice on benefits, grants and any other issues. We also support families to access children's centres in their area which offer a range of services for under fives. These include family support services, childcare, health services and employment advice.

Support groups

There are opportunities to meet up with other parents in the borough for support and to share information.

Events

We run a number of events including:

  • workshops on a variety of topics such as coping with a new diagnosis, stress management and toilet training
  • pamper sessions
  • outings and holiday activities.

Sign up to our free newsletter and receive information on:

  • forthcoming local workshops
  • activities and family events
  • local, regional and national groups and support organisations
  • other information for families caring for a child with a special need.

Contact us to arrange a time to discuss your family's needs and identify the best ways of supporting you. Call or email the office on 020 7326 5270.

Contact

Office address

Contact a Family Lambeth, Lambeth Accord, 1st Floor, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA, lambeth.office@cafamily.org.uk

Local contacts

Marie Griffin, 020 7326 5270 or email

Caroline Obinyan, 07415 643 899 or email, (for families with children 0-5 years)

Meram Aydin, 07415 643 913 or email, (for families with children 6-19 years)

Jessica Cahill, 020 7326 5270 or email

Local news

Our latest newsletter is now out!

Read our Late Spring 2014 newsletter here for the latest news of what's going on at Contact a Family Lambeth and around the borough for families with disabled children.

Local events

Information events on the Children and Families Act

Thursday 8 and 15 May 2014

WeAre336, 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA (formerly Lambeth Accord)

The Children and Families Act will become law this autumn, and the changes to provision for special educational needs are likely to affect all children with disabilities and special needs. Lambeth Council in conjunction with Contact a Family will be running information events on how the changes will work in Lambeth and what the effects will be.

For more information about the Act, please see our latest newsletter. If you would like to attend, please print off and return the booking form by post, or email us with your details at lambeth.office@cafamily.org.uk, stating which session you would like to attend. Booking is essential and the deadline is Thursday 1 May.

Please note there will be no coffee morning in May due to these events.

Coffee mornings and drop-in sessions

We now run the following activities:

  • Monthly coffee morning on the second Thursday of the month, 10am - 12.30pm. Stockwell Children's Centre, Burgoyne Road, Stockwell, London, SW9 9TS. Come and meet other parents/carers, share information and talk about the issues affecting your family!
  • Advice and information drop-in session every Friday, 10am - 12.30pm at Mary Sheridan Centre, 5 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH. Come and see us for advice on benefits, education, employment, grants and other issues affecting you as the parent or carer of a disabled child. Family workers Caroline (0-5 years) and Meram (6-19 years) will do alternate weeks, starting with Caroline on 11 January 2013.

Please contact us on 020 7326 5270 for more information, or email Meram or Caroline.