Big Local Works exists to help improve the lives of local people here in Southwark

Our goal is to build local people’s economic resilience, reduce poverty and its effects, and support people to become more financially independent.


To read more about our work in Southwark click here

Our support services

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 with Welfare and Benefits queries

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Training and job search support

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 their next role.

Our next free ‘Breakfast and Skills’ workshop is on: CV writing, Interview skills & Preparation

Wed 3rd Aug 10:00- 2pm @ Big Local Works

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Start-up support

Big Local Works is also an enterprise hub that supports local social entrepreneurs. We are now running ‘Make it Blue’ Start-up Markets and training programme at the Blue Market. We are supporting local residents with running a successful Market stall business.


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How we have helped


Number of people that received free benefits and welfare advice in 2021


Number of people received training at BLW in 2020-21


Number of social entrepreneurs Invested in and supported in 2019-2020

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