About Us

Bede House is a local charity, with the flexibility to respond to our area’s changing needs. Government statistics show that some of Southwark’s neighbourhoods are among the 10% most deprived in Britain. We therefore strive to offer a wide range of support. Since 1938, we’ve been working to unlock new possibilities for young and old to live fuller lives. Our services are delivered through four programmes addressing specific needs.

Bede Learning Disabilities

All of our activities, training, volunteering and employment programmes aim to build the skills and confidence of those with a learning disability. Our friendly Centre offers a welcoming space for everyone to expand their horizons, as well as providing respite for carers. We believe that everyone can play their part in the community.

Bede Youth

Bede offers young people a special place outside home and school to find friendship and enjoy exciting activities. Our clubs, music studio and holiday adventures are a fun way to build confidence and realise potential, while our youth workers are ready to help when personal challenges arise.

Bede: Ending Domestic Abuse

Bede has 20 years of experience helping those suffering abuse in the home. The experts in our Starfish team offer one-to-one guidance, group programmes, counselling and access to legal assistance. A key feature of our services is that we are available to continue until a solution is achieved.

Bede in the Community

Bede brings Bermondsey and Rotherhithe people together to create new opportunities. Over 90 people are involved with Bede as volunteers, our halls are used by community groups and our teams lead many activities. Volunteers with a learning disability visit housebound neighbours to do small jobs and help one another.