Local Support

Addiction (Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)

Primary Care Gambling Service

The Primary Care Gambling Service is working in partnership with GamCare to provide integrated support services to anyone experiencing gambling harms across South London.

They offer a range of support which can be provided face-to-face, online or over the phone. They can support gamblers as well as those who are affected by the gambling behaviour of a family member or friend. All of their services are free of charge and confidential.

Understanding the role gambling plays in your life can be the first step in making changes to reduce the harm it causes. It is unlikely that there will be a single answer, and you may need a combination of strategies to make lasting changes. You are more likely to be successful if you have support from others.

If you are affected by someone else’s gambling, there is a range of support available to you. They can help you understand why people gamble despite the negative consequences, as well as helping you work through your thoughts and feelings about your own situation.

They offer a range of short- and longer-term interventions, either over the phone, face-to-face or online. You may receive one-to-one support, or you may take part in group courses where you can meet others in similar situations.

Contact Details:

Website: https://www.primarycaregamblingservice.co.uk/

Gordon Moody

We provide advice, education and high quality innovative therapeutic support to problem gamblers and those affected by problem gambling, through residential, online and outreach services. We also run a unique service offering online support and advice to problem gamblers outside Great Britain.

Contact Details:

Website: gordonmoody.org.uk

Bromley Drug and Alcohol Service

Bromley Drug and Alcohol Service (BDAS) offers a range of treatment and support services for adults aged 18+ who have concerns about their drug or alcohol use and are residents in the borough of Bromley.

Contact Details:

Website: changegrowlive.org


Bromley Well

Bromley Third Sector Enterprise brings together many years of local experience and expertise to the Bromley Well Service.

Bromley Third Sector Enterprise is made up of Age UK Bromley & Greenwich, Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich & Lewisham Mind, Bromley Mencap, Citizens Advice Bromley, Community Links Bromley and a growing number of Associate Member organisations.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 0808 278 7898
Email: [email protected]
Website: bromleywell.org.uk


Bromley Mencap

Bromley Mencap’s continuous action on behalf of disabled people, their parents and carers, is based on the principle that their clients have a need and right to live like others in the community, and to have a reasonable quality of life. To fulfill these aims, we employ a Chief Executive and a team of full and part time staff which is supported by a loyal group of volunteers.

We provide a range of services and activities for disabled people, and their parents and carers.

Contact Details

Website: bromleymencap.org.uk

Bromley Parent Voice

Bromley Parent Voice (BPV) is a voluntary group of parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with special/additional needs and disabilities (SEND) living in the London Borough of Bromley:

We provide an opportunity for parents and carers to express their views and input into the planning and delivery of SEND services.

We signpost, support and empower families to obtain the best possible support and services for their children.

Contact Details

Website: bromleyparentvoice.org.uk

Bromley Youth Council

Bromley Youth Council is a borough-wide body run by and for young people aged 11-19 (up to 25 for young people with disabilities). Young people are elected to represent their peers through annual youth elections in the borough. The youth council has close links with schools, youth services and other representative bodies of young people.

Bromley Youth Council enables young people to have a say in how local services are organised and connects them with local democracy. The Youth Council meets regularly to discuss issues which are relevant to young people in Bromley and works to influence policy and development within the local authority on behalf of young people.

Contact Details

Website: bromley.gov.uk


Bromley Y is a long established local charity offering free therapeutic support to young people between the ages of 0 – 18 years. Bromley Y aims to provide a safe, friendly environment for children, young people and their families to explore the difficulties that they may be experiencing, helping them to identify new ways forward.

We aim to provide the highest quality, non-discriminatory service for young people and their families who live in Bromley or who are registered with a Bromley GP surgery.

Contact Details

Website: bromleywellbeingcyp.org

Health Visiting Service – Oxleas

Bromley health visiting service is here to support you and your family during your children’s earliest years.

The health visiting service is there for you from the time that you are 28 weeks pregnant with your first baby, until your last little one goes off to school.

These pages are packed with information to help you find all that you need to give your family a healthy  lifestyle and support your baby’s development from the very beginning.

To find out more on the health visiting service please click the website link below.

Contact Details

Website: http://bromleyhealthvisiting.org.uk/

Scouts 9th West Wickham Special Needs

Scouting helps our young improve their key skills, including social skills, teamwork ability, leadership ability and confidence. Our volunteers also enjoy the benefits of Scouting by learning new skills, making new friends and enjoying a social life with a purpose. There are hundreds of different volunteer roles on offer, from management positions, running activities to behind the scenes roles like driving the minibus or painting and decorating.

Our varied and exciting programme offers hundreds of activities, from camping and hiking to surfing and paragliding. Young people can also achieve their badges in such diverse subjects as PR, electronics and entertainment.

Contact Details

Website: scouts.org.uk

Toddler Sense

Toddler Sense introduces a whole new world of adventure for toddlers and children. Great music, great equipment and great new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs? Every week introduces a whole new adventure. The main emphasis is on mobility, excitement and adventure. It is a fast-moving, action-packed programme. Toddler Sense is very different to Baby Sensory, but equally addictive.

Contact Details

Website: toddlersense.com


Bromley My Life

Bromley MyLife offers trusted information and advice from Bromley Council to help people who live in Bromley to live their lives better – including care and health, fostering and adoption, learning, and parenting support.

Contact Details:

Website: bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk

Bromley Well

Bromley Third Sector Enterprise brings together many years of local experience and expertise to the Bromley Well Service.

Bromley Third Sector Enterprise is made up of Age UK Bromley & Greenwich, Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich & Lewisham Mind, Bromley Mencap, Citizens Advice Bromley, Community Links Bromley and a growing number of Associate Member organisations.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 0808 278 7898
Email: [email protected]
Website: bromleywell.org.uk

Learning Disability and Autism

Choice Support Autism

On 1 January 2019, mcch (formerly Burgess Autistic Trust), merged with the charity Choice Support. Our services stay the same, although we are now called Choice Support. Here at Choice Support Autism we are specialists in autism and autism spectrum conditions (ASC). We offer a range of services to adults across the autism spectrum including social clubs, 1:1 support and supported living

Contact Details:
Website: choice-support-autism

Mental Health

Advocacy for Bromley

Advocacy for Bromley is made up of 2 organisations that 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.

Contact Details:

Website: advocacyforbromley.org

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind works alongside people with mental health needs and dementia, to improve their quality of life.

Contact Details:

Website: blgmind.org.uk

Talk Together Bromley

Talk together Bromley: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies is a free NHS evidence-based talking therapy service for people aged 18 years and over, who are anxious, stressed, have low mood or suffer from depression.

They provide a range of treatment programmes including one-to-one therapy, counselling and group work. At least one in four of us will experience mental health problems at some stage in our lives. Problems such as anxiety, low mood, stress and worry can happen for many reasons. It’s important to remember that there are people who can help you.

If you are registered with a Bromley GP and would like support from Talk together Bromley you can refer yourself by either by calling 0300 003 3000 or completing our online self-referral form.

Contact Details:

Website: https://www.talktogetherbromley.co.uk/


Kooth is a web-based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.

Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.

When young people register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age-appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.

Contact details:

Website: https://www.kooth.com/

Older People

Bromley & Greenwich Age UK

We’re a local charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers.

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Biggin Hill Community Care Association

We provide services, support and activities for older people living in Biggin Hill and the surrounding areas. Biggin Hill is situated in the London Borough of Bromley.

We offer a wide range of services to help keep local people over 50 independent and involved in a sociable Day Centre or Lunch Club or in a wide range of group activities.

Contact Details:

Website: bigginhillcommunitycare.org

Bromley Friendship Centre

We meet every 2nd Wednesday of each month on the 4th Floor Hall of Bromley Central Library – 1.30 p.m.for 2.00 p.m. We normally have a speaker and end with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Regular activities include lunches, outings and theatre visits.

Please visit our website. We are affiliated to the Friendship Centre Federation. As our name suggests we are friendly and welcoming to new members. Your first meeting is free so please come along to the next meeting if you are interested.

Contact Details:

Website: fcfed.com/fglbrom

Penge Over Sixties Network

To reduce the feeling of loneliness and isolation in the elderly and disabled senior citizens of Penge by providing regular social activities, and to promote the sense of wellbeing by providing health and welfare advice.

Contact Details:

Website: facebook.com/Penge-Partners

Physical Disability

Parkinson’s Bromley

Parkinson’ s Bromley offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

We also organise regular events and social activities.

Contact Details:

Website: localsupport.parkinsons.org.uk

Kent  Association for the Blind

Kent Association for the Blind is your local charity providing a wide range of support for people whose sight loss affects their daily lives to help them stay independent, safe and mobile.

Our specialist team in Bromley can assess your needs, provide you with essential equipment and information about your eye condition, teach you skills to help you remain independent, give you specialist technology training and advice about benefits, and they can refer you to local clubs and social groups. All services are free of charge and are provided in partnership with the London Borough of Bromley.

Contact Details

Telephone: 0208 464 8406
Email: [email protected]
Website: kab.org.uk

Bromley Heart Support Group

Our sessions are open to Bromley patients who have previously or are currently suffering from heart problems and would like advice and guidance on how to better manage their condition. Our sessions are held quarterly and usually consist of two talks by experts on various heart-related topics, followed by a Q&A session.

Contact Details:

Website: bhf.org.uk

Bromley Diabetes Support Group

We are a local family support group for people with diabetes, available to give non-medical advice and support, Regular meetings with guest speakers and events are held.

Contact Details:

Website: bromley.diabetesukgroup.org

Primary Care Networks

In early 2019 following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, a number of reforms to the GP contract were announced including a mandate to develop Primary Care Networks (PCNs) across all local areas.

Primary Care Networks are defined as groups of GP practices covering a population of 30,000–50,000 patients that are geographically contiguous and provide whole population healthcare to ‘natural’ communities. Led by a Clinical Director/s selected from within the Primary Care Network member practices, the role of the PCN is intended to:

a) deliver integrated working with community, mental health and other health and social care providers, who will also be operating across the same geographical footprint
b) offer extended access at scale, including GP, nurse and online consultations
c) deliver the seven Long Term Plan service specifications (medication reviews; care homes; CVD; proactive care; personalised care; early cancer; and tackling inequalities)
d) host a number of additional new roles in general practice (clinical pharmacists, physiotherapists, physicians associates, social prescribers and paramedics)
e) deliver other projects as determined by the Primary Care Network to improve their resilience and quality of care for patients

Primary Care Networks will receive new investment directly of approximately £1.1m across Bromley plus subsidies for leadership and the new roles.

As a bottom up approach, general practices have agreed their own configurations based on their geographies, priorities and relationships. All 45 GP practice across 48 sites in Bromley have been included within the Primary Care Networks, achieving 100% population coverage.

In Bromley, we now have eight Primary Care Networks which were approved by NHS England ahead of the ‘go live’ date of 1st July 2019.

The eight PCNs and their Clinical Directors, all of whom are GPs, are:

1. The Crays Collaborative: Dr. Bushra Yousuf and Dr. Maya Lasrado
2. Penge: Dr. Alka Sharma
3. Orpington: Dr. Claire Riley and Dr. Prema Ravi
4. Beckenham: Dr. Zia Buckhoree and Dr. Christopher Holdridge
5. HayesWick: Joseph Oseghale
6. MDC Network: Dr. Chris Fatoyinbo and Dr. Michael Choong
7. Five Elms: Dr. Taraq Waheed
8. Bromley Connect: Dr. Emma Ryan, Dr Addo Djangmah and Dr. Natasha Hoare

A map of the eight Bromley Primary Care Networks together with the numbers and name of the GP practices within each PCN and the patient list size as of 1st April 2019, can be found by clicking on the link below.

Further information about Primary Care Networks across South East London can be found here.


Safeguarding adults

Are you concerned about the safety of an adult? Please see the Bromley Council Safeguarding adults page to report your concern here.

Sexual Health

Sexual Health London

Sexual Health London (SHL) is London’s sexual health e-service that provides free and easy access to sexual health testing via the internet and local venues. The service is available to people aged 16 and over who are residents in most Boroughs of London. The following boroughs have chosen not to participate in SHL: Hillingdon, Hounslow, Sutton, Croydon and Greenwich. The service provides testing for a range of sexually transmitted infections including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C via samples you can collect at home.

Contact details



Contraception Clinics in Bromley (mon – sat) and there are five clinics in Bromley located:

  • Beckenham Beacon Monday, Tuesday and Friday
  • Eldred Drive (Orpington) Monday
  • Mottingham Wednesday
  • Orpington Hospital Thursday
  • Phoenix Centre (Bromley – under 25’s clinic) Saturday

Contact details


Social Prescribing

What is social prescribing?

Many things affect our health and wellbeing. GPs tell us that people visit them feeling isolated, lonely or stressed by work, money and housing problems. Sometimes it’s the stress of managing different long-term conditions.

That’s where social prescribing comes in. It starts with a conversation with your doctor or another person in the practice team, who then refers you to a social prescribing link worker.

What does a link worker do?

The link worker will listen to you and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better. Your link worker might introduce you to a community group, a new activity or a local club. Or help you find benefits advice or debt counselling. They can help you find information and guidance: a bit of inside knowledge on your situation or what local resources there are. They could even support you to create something new such as a gardening club, walking group, or book club.

 Supporting you manage your health and wellbeing

Bromley link workers are trained in Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing and can use these skills to support you to make changes to help you manage your health and wellbeing. They can support you for as long as it takes to make the change.

 Helping you feel better

Social prescribing can help you to have more control over your own health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you. Studies show that people get better and feel better faster than those treated with medicine alone. And because it works, it’s happening more and more – including here in Bromley.

 How to Make an Appointment

If you would like to book an appointment with your social prescribing link worker, ask your GP or speak to a member of the practice staff.

For more information about social prescribing visit www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribing/