These are links to some other organisations you may find useful. However, we cannot accept liability for the content or policies of any of these sites.

12-Step programmes

Al-Anon and Alateen –
Alcoholics Anonymous –
Cocaine Anonymous –
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) –
Debtors Anonymous –
Dual Diagnosis Anonymous –
Gamblers Anonymous –
Narcotics Anonymous –
Overeaters Anonymous Great Britain –

Other charities

Aisling Return to Ireland project: helping Irish people reconnect with home –
MIND (services in Lambeth & Southwark): ‘For better mental health’ –
RAPt (Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust): ‘Stopping addiction, stopping crime’ –
ScotsCare: ‘A friend for Scots in London’ –
SCT (Spitalfields Crypt Trust): support and training in recovery in East London –
SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity) –
Veterans Aid: ‘Caring for veterans in crisis’ –

Legal help

Cambridge House –
Citizens Advice –
Unlock: ‘For people with convictions’ –

Adult learning

CityLit: ‘Where London learns … the centre of adult learning’ –
Hillcroft College: ‘The national residential college for women’ –
Lambeth College: ‘The careers college’ –
LeSoCo: Lewisham and Southwark College –
Morley College: ‘Learning for life’ –
National Literacy Trust:  ‘Words for life’ –
Open Book, Goldsmiths, University of London: ‘Education for education’s sake’ –

Performing arts

Cardboard Citizens: ‘Changing lives of the homeless and displaced through the performing arts’ –
CoolTan Arts (‘mental well-being enhanced by the power of creativity’, walks and workshops) –
The Outside Edge: ‘Chemically Independent Theatre’ –
Two Boroughs project at the Young Vic: community theatre for residents of Lambeth and Southwark –


Care Quality Commission: ‘Our job is to check whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting national standards’ –