Lambeth Elderly Association from Vietnam

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The Lambeth Elderly Association from Vietnam (LEAV) is a small organisation supporting over 300 older Vietnamese and Chinese-Vietnamese residents of Lambeth and surrounding boroughs. LEAV was founded in 1986 to provide support to the recently arrived refugees from Vietnam, better known internationally as the “boat people”.

The aim of the centre is to work to enhance the quality of life of older local Vietnamese and Chinese-Vietnamese former refugees by offering them opportunities to reduce their isolation, improve their wellbeing and physical health develop their confidence and skills and access advice and language interpretation.

To this end, the centre offers many services to its users including cultural events, such as Lion Dancing, social and health-oriented events, Tai Chi, yoga, dancing and acupuncture sessions, and regular Vietnamese and Cantonese-language advice and information sessions on welfare, finance and health.

Services offered (these are the services offered by the centre though there will be some periods when some of these services are temporarily not on offer):

  • Lunch club
  • Cultural activities such as celebrations of Chinese and Vietnamese New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Overseas trips
  • Advice and information on welfare benefits
  • Translation and interpreting services
  • Befriending and home visits
  • Dance and exercise classes, including Tai Chi and yoga
  • Complementary therapies, including reflexology, shiatsu and acupuncture
  • Health talks

How to contact:  Phone, email, drop-in or contact for an appointment.
Languages other than English: Vietnamese and Cantonese.

Contact Details

020 7498 2465

Email: OR


Lambeth Elderly Association from Vietnam, 56b Courland Grove, Stockwell, London SW8 2PX

Other Info

Opening times:
Mon 9am - 5pm, Tues 10.30am - 1.30pm, Wed 11am - 1pm, Fri 9am - 5.30pm, Sat 9am - 5.30pm.

Disabled Access:
Wheelchair access and fully accessible toilets.

Stockwell tube - 10 minutes walk. Buses 77, 77a - bus stop 2 minutes walk. Transport is provided for older people with mobility problems.

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