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Social and community services

A wide range of services, information and advice is provided under the broad heading of social and community services.

Links to the main social services appear on the right. Please also check out our Bexley small grants section (see right hand menu). Voluntary groups/organisations that provide/wish to provide social care can make applications to the scheme.

We are committed to providing a responsive service. When you contact us our staff will discuss your needs, explain what services might be available and how you apply for them. Staff will also tell you about any charges that might apply.

We will treat everyone with sensitivity and respect and give every section of the community equal access to services.

You may find the following leaflets of interest. They can be downloaded from the bottom of the page, along with other helpful documents.

  • Safeguarding adults from abuse - is someone treating you badly? Are you afraid to speak out? Worried that someone you know is being mistreated? Please download our leaflet to find out what help and support is available.
  • Fair access to care services -Bexley wants to ensure that everyone who needs a social care service receives it, however, it is important that priority is given to those who need help most. The fair access to care services framework is a guide on how we make decisions on who can receive a service from us.
  • Direct payments for social care - Direct payments are a way of arranging and managing your own social care. If you are assessed as needing social care services, it is likely you will be eligible to receive a payment instead of those services if you wish. This payment allows you to purchase care services from an alternative provider, which may be more convenient for you.
  • Data protection - it is important to us that we safeguard all personal information about the people we provide services to. Read the leaflet to find out how we look after your personal information, and how you can access it.
  • Complaints, comments and suggestions - if you are unhappy with any service you receive from us, we would like you to tell us, so we can take steps to put things right. We are also happy to hear about any comments or suggestions you may have about our services, either good or bad - both help us to know what we are doing right and what we can improve upon.

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