The ILCP is a group of local charities working together to help some of Lambeth’s most vulnerable residents: Age UK Lambeth, Disability Advice Service Lambeth (including the Royal Association for the Deaf), Lambeth Mencap and Help For Carers.
Together they provide a range of services supporting people aged over 55, people living with disabilities, people living with mental health issues and carers of all ages.
Support includes information and advice helplines, advocacy for people in difficulty, assistance in filling forms and claiming a full entitlement of benefits, a befriending service and community development. The ILCP is also one of the best places in Lambeth to volunteer, with a range of opportunities on offer for people to give back to the community and gain valuable new experience.
We provide a range of free services that promote independence and help you to maintain or improve your quality of life and prevent you from needing increasing levels of support.
We help you to understand and use available social care and health services.
Our staff have the skills and knowledge to support you whatever your needs. We will enable you to understand your options so that you can make the best choices.
Services we offer:
A comprehensive information and advice service on a wide range of subjects including welfare benefits, housing, health and social care, transport, consumer rights, social & leisure activities, financial management & tax, debt and utilities. (Age UK Lambeth)
Support for people with difficulties speaking up and being involved in life decisions including community care, health, housing, accessing legal advice, making complaints and keeping safe from abuse. We also support those eligible under the Care Act 2014 advocacy duties. Since April 2016, DASL has been providing a Hate Crime Advocacy and Outreach service through which it is hoped many more disabled people in Lambeth will get the support they need to deal with hate crime and to report it if they wish to do so. (DASL)
Support with personal budgets and personal health budgets for people who wish to arrange their own care and support or that of the person they care for. We also offer advice to self-funders. (DASL)
Advice and Support
Face-to-face appointments to give advice, assistance and information on benefits, housing, community care and other issues. (Age UK Lambeth)
The Royal Association for Deaf People
For older people who may feel socially isolated and lonely. We match each individual applicant with a suitable volunteer who visits their home for at least one hour a week to keep them company and have a chat. (Age UK Lambeth)
Arange of services to support people in a caring role. A carer looks after their child, partner, relative or friend because they are ill, frail or have a disability and would not be able to manage on their own. (Carers Hub Lambeth)
Young Carers Project
For young people (5-18 years) who live in Lambeth and are caring for or helping to care for a family member who has a disability or long-term illness. We provide a regular programme of groups and activities after school, at weekends and during school holidays. (Carers Hub Lambeth)