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

Welfare Benefits Advice

Big Local Works are experts at benefits advice and information. We provide essential Welfare Benefits support & information and offer a confidential 121 service covering:

  • Universal Credit
  • Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
  • ESA, DLA, Freedom Pass.
  • We also attend Assessment Centres and Tribunal Hearings

Employability Skills and Job Search support

Big Local Works runs the Skills Bridge, an employment and life skills training programme to support local people develop key life skills and prepare for their next role.

We offer 1-2-1 mentoring, job search support and also run regular Life Skills workshops here, such as Confidence and Resilience, Effective Communication and Professionalism.

The Blue Market


Big Local Works manages ‘The Blue Market’ here in South Bermondsey, in partnership with the local community and Southwark Council. If you want more information on how to trade here at the Blue Market, get in touch and join the community-led regeneration of our local market!

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Big Local Works now also has meeting rooms, office space,  flexible desk space and workshop spaces to rent. If you are looking for a small office, desk space or want to host a meeting, creative workshop or company away day – Get in touch!

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How we have helped

Number of people that received free benefits and welfare advice in 2023
Number of people received employability training and job search support at BLW in 2023
Number of local entrepreneurs supported by BLW to start-up at the Blue Market in 2023

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