Bede House

Bede is a local community charity. At Bede, we believe strong, confident communities enable people to flourish. That is why, since 1938, we have been working from our Bermondsey and Rotherhithe base in Southwark to support local people in creating better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.


As a local organisation, we have the flexibility to respond to changing need in our local area. To support the needs of those in our local community we run four key services: Learning Disabilities, Youth Work, Starfish Domestic Violence Project and Community Engagement. Each are aimed at bringing people of different backgrounds, skills and experiences together to build long term, supportive relationships that help to create new opportunities for those involved – these include adults with learning disabilities, young people and families on low incomes and survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

The Service:
Monday to Friday Day service for people with Learning Disabilities. Has a training café on site providing fresh meals daily. Has a dedicated Employment team supporting people to find work (paid or voluntary) and on-going assistance to maintain employment. Has a varied programme of activities; creative, sporting, vocational. We can provide individual support to clients which can start and ends at home address. There are a number volunteering opportunities for people with learning disabilities in our local community.
Criteria for access to service

Service can be paid via direct payments or privately.
Accessibility of this service

The building as a ramp access (1st floor). Usual opening hours are 9.30am to 3pm but we can offer an afterhours services if needed.

How can I access this service?

You can arrange to visit by calling 0207 237 8930 or popping into Bede. We would ask permission to access health and social work assessments prior to start.
Do you need to pay for this service?

Service is funded via direct payments and fundraising bids. Costing's are based on individual need.
Useful to know

The service closes for 2 weeks over Christmas and one week during August.

Contact us

If interested, please call 0207 237 8930. Happy to arrange informal visits to see what activities we organise at Bede and informal chat with manager.
Training provided:

We run regular employment courses for small groups of people looking for work. These are geared towards people with autism and LD.

Drop in Service

There is a social club every Tuesday 3-5pm.