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Big Local Works exists to help improve the lives of local people in South Bermondsey.

We provide essential services to the community such as benefits and welfare support, preparing local residents for employment and supporting entrepreneurs in the area.

What we offer

Benefits and Welfare Advice

Big Local Works provides essential Benefits and Welfare support and information. We offer a confidential 121 service for support with: 

Universal Credit, PIP, ESA, DLA, Freedom Pass, Applications and we can attend Assessment Centres and  Benefit Tribunal Hearings

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Employability Training

Big Local Works delivers training courses to support local people develop key employment and employability skills and prepare for self-employment. We run three week courses – the NEXT course starts on the 27th January 2020. Email for more information

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Social Enterprise support

Big Local Works is a hub that aims to support a future where social entrepreneurs flourish in and with their communities, implementing sustainable, locally embedded solutions.

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Big Local Works ' Employability Skills' Training Course December 2019

How we have helped


Number of people that received free benefits and welfare advice in 2019


Number of people received training at BLW in 2018 - 2019


Number of social entrepreneurs Invested in and supported in 2018 - 2019

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Organisations we work with to deliver our support in South Bermondsey