The SVP’s aim is to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need. In Beckenham, we are geared towards alleviating loneliness with befriending.

However, there has recently been an increase in people approaching us with more complex needs, potentially exacerbated by the pandemic. As volunteers, we are not equipped to deal with this directly.

How can we nevertheless try to help? By unlocking the potential in the community – there’s lots of support bubbling away under the surface in Beckenham and beyond. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of organisations that can help with the common issues that we observe. We’re hoping this support will Help Beckenham Recover.

Website notes / caveats:

  • This list is geared towards local organisations where possible. Non-local organisations are listed as well where applicable / necessary.
  • We regrettably can’t promise that all information will be kept up to date. It was correct as of December 2021.

If you spot any mistakes or have any suggestions for organisations that should be listed here, please email



Help with housing issues


Help with social issues

Help with financial issues

Help with health issues


All of the above-mentioned organisations would probably welcome help. In addition, some not mentioned are:

“The SVP gives powerful practical expression to Pope Francis’ desire for the Church to be a Church for the poor.”

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster