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 Social Entrepreneurs in the area.


Service update – COVID restrictions:


Employability training starts here again on the 11th November. For info click here

We are open every Monday for PRE-BOOKED Benefits and Welfare support appointments

If you require benefits advice please fill in a contact form by clicking here


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. We also attend Assessment Centres and  Benefit Tribunal Hearings

We can also deliver ONLINE workshops and support for community groups.

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Employability Training

Big Local Works delivers training courses, in partnership with the Bridge at Waterloo, to support local people develop key employment and employability skills and prepare for self-employment. Our next Course starts here on the 11th November 2020.

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Social Enterprise support

Big Local Works is an enterprise hub that supports local social entrepreneurs. We are now running ‘Make it Blue’ Start-up Markets training here at BLW over the next few months. Supporting local residents with running a successful Market stall.

For Training, business support and events programme click here : Events section.

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Big Local Works and UnLtd - Social Enterprise Support - in South Bermondsey

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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The great Organisations that support BLW to deliver our work in South Bermondsey – Huge thanks!