Useful Contacts

Advocacy and Legal Support

POWhER (Independent Mental Capacity Advocate)

The Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) service supports someone assessed as not able to make certain decisions about their lives for themselves and who has no suitable family or friends to speak for them.

Telephone: 0300 456 2370

Fax: 0300 456 2365

Address: Post: PO Box 14043, Birmingham, B6 9BL


GAIA (Domestic Violence Service in Lambeth)

The Gaia Centre provides confidential, non-judgemental and independent support services in Lambeth for i) Women and girls aged over 13, ii) Men aged 16 or older, and ii) Transgender who are experiencing gender-based violence.

Telephone: 0207 733 8724

Disability Advice Service in Lambeth (DASL)

Disability Advice Service Lambeth (DASL) is a Disabled People's Organisation which works with disabled people, including those with mental health support needs, older people and carers, mainly in the London Borough of Lambeth. They offer a specialist advocacy service too.

Telephone: 020 7642 2054

Address: 336 Brixton Rd, London SW9 7AA, United Kingdom

Charities that support with Safeguarding Adults

Action against Elder Abuse

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) is a specialist organisation focused exclusively on the issue of elder abuse. You can report concerns about elderly abuse to their hotline. The (no-charge) helpline is available throughout the UK Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. In London, they also run a South London Elder Abuse Recovery Service (EARS) where volunteers provide support for older people affected by abuse. This can can range from weekly telephone calls, to acting as escorts to hospital appointments or therapeutic activities.

Telephone: 080 8808 8141

RESPOND: (For adults with learning disabilities)

Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support. Respond also aims to prevent abuse by providing training, consultancy and research.

Telephone: 0808 808 0700

Address: 3rd Floor 24-32 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD

Other relevant Safeguarding Adults Support services

Lambeth Hate Crime Reporting Centre

If you have a disability and have been affected by a hate crime or hate incident of any kind and would like to talk to someone about it, you can contact the Lambeth Hate Crime Reporting Centre based at Disability Advice Service Lambeth. There you will be offered a safe place to talk about what happened and receive confidential support, advice and information. The advocacy worker can also assist you to report the incident to the Police if you wish to and can be by your side throughout the whole process. She can also act on your behalf to help you get practical support surrounding your safety and your wellbeing. For more information about our services visit the DASL website.

Telephone: 0207 642 2054

Address: Disability Advice Service Lambeth, We are 336, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA

UK Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Centre

The Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU) is part of the Organised Crime Command in the National Crime Agency. They work within the UK and internationally to combat modern slavery crimes. They collaborate with partners including police forces, the Home Office and other government departments, the UK Border Force and UK Immigration Enforcement, the Gangmasters Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), international agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and many charitable and voluntary expert groups.

Telephone: 0370 496 7622

Address: Units 1 - 6 Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EF

Home Office: Modern Slavery helpline

Modern Slavery helpline

If you think slavery is happening, do not attempt to let the victim know that you have reported it or confront the traffickers. You need to ensure their safety and yours. If you feel you are in a situation of slavery, you can use any of the contact methods below:.

Telephone: 0800 0121 700

Address: (online form)