Campaign opposes cuts to children’s mental health services in Lewisham

A petition has been launched to protect Lewisham's mental health services from Council cuts. The campaigners say:Lewisham Council is planning to cut children’s mental health (CAMHS) funding by £150,000 over the next 2 years.  This follows a £94,000 cut last year and is on top of NHS efficiency savings demanded by the government.The proposed cut ...

AFC Lewisham

AFC Lewisham is a Charter Standard football club based in Ladywell. Formed in 2012, it is a Sunday youth football club providing playing opportunities for local children. They are looking for more players. Chris writes:My son has recently joined AFC Lewsiham Under 7’s football team, and we need a 2/3 more players for a good ...

Outdoor classroom fundraiser

The Friends of Frendsbury Garden, in west Brockley, have launched a fundraiser, which ends this evening, to support the development of an outdoor classroom in the park. They write:"Frendsbury Gardens is an inner city community garden located within Brockley. To ensure the diverse community can be use the garden all year around we want an ...

Ladywell Fields Food Festival, August 5

The Albany launches mission to give every Lewisham five year old a theatre experience

The Albany theatre in Deptford is a great local institution and this is a great campaign. Cassie from The Albany writes:Lewisham Residents! Please help us support the next generation of leaders, artists and entrepreneurs in Lewisham by supporting this fantastic new campaign by the Albany, raising money to give a free theatre trip to every ...

Revolting Rhymes, April 29th

SMASHfest Supervolcano

It's SMASHfestUK week!The pop-science and theatre festival aimed at kids of all ages has taken over the Deptford Lounge and The Albany during half term and is staging a range of free Supervolcano-themed events.The 2017 centrepiece is a five metre-high cryovolcano that will erupt, shooting 1500 ping pong balls high into the sky above the ...

Lewisham’s young carers

Today is Young Carers Awareness Day, which recognises the contribution and needs of young people in the UK who have responsibility for caring for a family member.Carers Lewisham is a charity organisation based in Forest Hill that supports unpaid Carers in the London Borough of Lewisham aged 5 upwards. It works with 7,000 people and ...

Help fund a play therapy room for abused children

Mosac is a voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. They have just moved in to Endwell Road premises and are fundraising to support their work. They say:The building we have taken over is a former nursery, and offers great possibilities for our services, however it needs some ...

Lewisham scraps free swimming for kids

On September 30th, a Lewisham Council-funded scheme that allowed under-16s in the borough to swim for free in the borough's pools, came to an end. The Council says:"Because of ongoing government cuts, we can no longer afford to subsidise this scheme. Young people can still swim regularly with competitively priced swimming sessions across our five ...