Lambeth are currently offering a dedicated fuel poverty scheme through a new charity Fuelbanks and Families, providing a debt management support and advice service and other immediate practical solutions to local families struggling with the challenges of poverty. The council also offer full benefit checks for all people aged 60 and above, people with disabilities or long-term ill health, children and young people with additional support needs living in Lambeth, and their carers. For a full list of the services available in Lambeth, including eligibility criteria, please see below.
Borough website: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk
Fuelbanks and Families
A new charity working to reduce Fuel Poverty. Offering support and advice to families struggling to pay their fuel bills in the Lambeth area.
020 3696 5330
Age UK Lambeth befriending service
Working in association with Lambeth Social Services, providing one to one social contact for older people living in care homes who receive few or no visitors.
A free service for all residents living in Lambeth who are over age 65
020 7733 0528
Equipment for daily living
Telecare is available free following assessment from Lambeth Adults’ and Community Services, or the Health Service.
Those who are not eligible following assessment can purchase their own equipment from accredited shops within the borough.
Lambeth Service Centre
020 7926 5555
Every Pound Counts
Full benefit checks for all people aged 60 and above, people with disabilities or long-term ill health, children and young people with additional support needs living in Lambeth, and their carers.
Face to face appointments also available.
020 7926 5555
Face to face appointments also available
One Lambeth Advice Service
A direct line to home repairs and adaptations for those over 55, in any type of housing.
Will provide signposting to handyperson services (e.g. those provided by Lambeth Age Concern), and in some circumstances can also help those who have major repairs (inc. to the roof or central heating).Some services may charge a small fee, but grants or loans may be available.
0844 245 1298
Residents who under 55 with a disability may be able to get help by calling services directly:
Lambeth Living Repairs: 020 7926 6000
Home Improvement Agency: 020 7926 4444/ 4247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Age UK Lambeth Handyperson Service: 020 7346 6806 or email Sue Taylor, Services Administrator email@example.com
For a list of the services available in Lambeth by tenure, please see the borough pdf below.