The people that make Community House

Community House is a unique, vibrant and inviting building in the heart of Bromley. The dedication and continous support of the five founding tenants of the building, along with the amazing team of Architects ensured that Community House was a really bespoke venture.

The modern-day successors of these founding tenants are still with us and form the core of the building.  Additionally we have several tenant charities both new and not so new but all with the same desire to help local residents who need their particular expertise.

An exciting new provision of providing a "virtual office" for smaller, independent charities in Bromley has been introduced as part of the continuing development of Community House.

 

Founding Tenants

logoAge UK Bromley & Greenwich

Age UK Bromley & Greenwich is the only specialist agency in Bromley and Greenwich working across the boroughs with and for older people. 

It provides a single point of entry to joined-up, quality preventative services, activities and support that promotes opportunities, independence and choice to older people, adult carers and those with long-term conditions.

Visit the Age UK Bromley & Greenwich website.


logoCitizens Advice Bromley

We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. At Citizens Advice, we believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice.
We are here to:
  • give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward
  • help them whoever they are, and whatever their problem is
  • offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free
When we say we’re for everyone, we mean it. People rely on us because we’re independent and totally impartial.

logoCommunity Links Bromley


Community Links Bromley is the integrated Council for Voluntary Service and Volunteer Centre covering the London Borough of Bromley.

  • We work with a wide-range of organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.
  • We provide a range of services from strategic representation to advice and guidance.
  • We support and empower the voice of the sector.

Visit the Community Links Bromley website.


 http://www.deafplus.org/where-we-are/bromley/ deafPLUS

We strive for an accessible world for deaf+ people, with barriers to participation and opportunity removed by empowering deaf+ people to take control of their own lives. 

We do this through providing:

  • Information and advice
  • Hearing aid battery and tubing clinic
  • Equipment
  • BSL practice classes 
  • Hard of hearing group
  • Lipreading classes
  • Tinnitus group

Visit the deafPLUS website.


logoRelate

We’re the UK's largest provider of relationship support. Last year we helped over two million people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identities to strengthen their relationships.

Services offered at Bromley include:

  • Relationship counselling
  • Sex therapy
  • Children and young people's counselling
  • Family counselling
  • Training and education
  • Telephone counselling

 Visit the Relate website.

 

Tenants

BTSE LogoBromley Third Sector Enterprise

Bromley Third Sector Enterprise (BTSE) is a partnership of 5 local charities, coming together to serve the residents of the London Borough of Bromley. 

Our aim is to provide support services which benefit the health and wellbeing of people living in the borough. We provide the health and wellbeing service, Bromley Well.

The 5 charities are:

  • Age UK Bromley and Greenwich
  • Bromley Lewisham and Greenwich Mind
  • Bromley Mencap
  • Citizens Advice Bromley
  • Community Links Bromley

Visit the Bromleywell website


  logoBromley Together

Currently under the banner of Advocacy for Bromley, we are made up of 2 organisations - Advocacy for All and  SEAP Advocacy 

  • We specialise in a variety of advocacy services for the London Borough of Bromley.
  • We are independent from the NHS and the Local Authority.
  • An Advocate helps someone to talk about their needs and wishes.
  • Advocates listen to people and help them to have their voices heard.
  • Advocates represent people who need support to make sure that decisions are made in their best interests. 
  • All of our advocacy services are free, confidential and independent.

 Visit the Bromley Together website.


logoCASPA

CASPA is a unique, rapidly growing and award winning charity that was set up in 2002, providing support to autistic children and young people, and also to their families.

We run social clubs, specialist trampolining and technology projects, holiday programmes, and residential trips that all focus on enabling our young people to access what they are entitled to - fun, friendship and an independent future. Our families can access advice, information and support, as well as be able to form valuable friendships with each other.

We are based within Community House in the London Borough of Bromley and currently work with around 300 children and young people every week in various venues across the borough..

Visit the CASPA website.



logoDyslexia Association of Bexley Bromley Greenwich & Lewisham

The association provides information and help for parents, teachers, adults and interested professionals. Additionally, we run an adult group open to anyone over 18, living in any area within a commutable distance of Bromley.

Visit the Dyslexia Association of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich & Lewisham website.



logoFlorence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust


We provide life enhancing grants to help people of all ages in need. Our trust supports those who are ill, convalescent or disabled.
The grants we offer are:
  • to provide medical and household aids to alleviate sickness
  • to make a huge difference to people’s ability to manage at home and live as independently as possible

Visit the Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust website.



logoGreenwich Housing Rights

Greenwich Housing Rights is an independent, registered charity. We provide specialist legal advice and assistance to residents of the London Borough of Greenwich and neighbouring boroughs.

We undertake Legal Aid funded casework and representation on housing matters. We provide emergency assistance and representation through the Housing Possession Court Duty scheme at Bromley County Court.

Visit the Greenwich Housing Rights website.


logo Healthwatch Bromley

Healthwatch Bromley gives people a powerful voice locally and nationally.  At a local level, Healthwatch Bromley works to help residents get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it’s improving services today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.  

We are all about influencing the design and delivery of local services, by asking the people who use them what they think of the health and social care services they are getting.

And we are not just thinking about the current services in the borough but trying to forward plan for anyone who will need services in the future.

Visit the Healthwatch Bromley website.


KAB Logo KAB (Kent Association for the Blind)

Founded in 1920, Kent Association for the Blind (KAB) is a local charity supporting sight impaired people across South East London, Kent and Medway to live independent lives. We provide services under contract to the London Borough of Bromley and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, as well as a range of other services funded by donations.

Services include:

Specialist information on a range of topics including eye conditions and benefits and concessions

Assessment and rehabilitation

Mobility and daily living skills training

Equipment demonstration and provision

Assistive technology support

Assessments to make venues and workplaces accessible

Eye clinic and low vision clinic services

Sight impairment awareness training

Transcription service (producing information in accessible formats)

Support groups

Visit the KAB website.


 

Virtual Tenants

logoMHL Counselling

Established in 2002, MHL Counselling provides dedicated and meaningful counselling and advice to individuals, couples and families of all ages.

MHL Counselling specialises in the following:

  • individual counselling
  • couples' counselling
  • psychosexual therapy (PST or Sex Therapy)
  • clinical supervision

Visit the MHL Counselling website.


logo  Homestart Bromley

Home-start Bromley is focused on providing support to local families. We understand that parenting can be challenging at times and we are there for parents when they need us most. Through our volunteer parent mentors we provide non-judgmental practical and emotional support to parents, offering friendship, advise and understanding. We also run peer support groups and parenting programs for local parents.

Visit the Homestart Bromley website.