How to Make a Referral

If you are a professional working with a family who needs our help, please click on the link below to our referral form.

I want to make a referral to Little Village Southwark

Once we receive your referral, we will get in touch with an appointment for the family to visit our stockroom to collect the items they need.

Appointments for families are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school term.

See our referral FAQs

“100% of our referral partners say they would recommend using our service to their colleagues”

Little Village survey of referral partners 2018
  • Who will you be able to refer?

    We don’t have complicated assessment criteria. Our service is available for any families who are struggling to cope – they do not have to be in crisis for us to be able to help. We trust the judgement of you, the professionals referring to us.

  • Can I make a referral?

    Yes.  We can accept referrals from any person working in a professional capacity with local families.  That could include midwives, health visitors, children’s centres, family support workers, social workers, local charities, foodbanks, GPs and councillors.  Email us at if you would like to find out more.

“I think having access to your services made a huge difference to our families and also to us.we know that we will make a referral and the families will get what they need as soon as possible, the team are super supportive and easy to work with.”

“Your service takes away some of the stress and worry of how a parent is going to find the money for essential items they need for their child. Sometimes it’s just simple, everyday equipment that many of us may just take for granted. But it really makes a difference, for example when a mum had a new baby she could not get her older child to nursery. We requested a buggy board and now the mum and her children are able to get out and about. You support the parent to be able to provide the best they can for their child / children. Children may have access to some toys or books they may never have of owned before – so all good for their wellbeing and learning and development.”

Family support worker

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