This is a referral only service open to residents in Wandsworth, Lambeth or Westminster.  If you are an agency and have been supporting a client with benefits issues, and feel that client could do with extra assistance, we offer a wraparound service.  We can help with:

  • Budgeting advice
  • Completing forms and applications
  • Finding appropriate services such as food banks or support groups
  • Contacting services on your behalf
  • Setting you up with befriending programmes or activities
  • Making referrals to other services such as English classes or money management workshops
  • Gaining additional support from your local council such as occupational therapists or counsellors
  • Creating realistic goals for you to manage your day-to-day activities

We usually ask that clients are willing and able to engage with us over a period of 6-12 weeks so that we can ensure that our help is meaningful.

To find out more about this service, see the project coordinator's blog.

For an example of the workshops we provide, see here.

Please send all referrals to [email protected]

Client Case Study

When John* was referred to Stepping Stones he was extremely isolated, suffering from depression, struggling to manage his learning difficulties and had a number of physical issues which were preventing him from completing day-to-day activities such as food preparation.

In the first meeting, John and his support worker created some goals based on his priorities and got to work right away. Within 4 sessions John has had an occupational therapist assess his home for adjustments which are under way, signed up to a walking football club, completed a form for a travel card and been referred to see a counsellor. All with the help of his support worker.

Over the next 8 weeks of working with John, his support worker will aim to set up regular counselling sessions for him, enrol him in an assessment for his learning disabilities in order to gain more support and keep working towards creating a support network in his local area.

These are just a few of the ways we could help you.

*We have made up a name for anonymity