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Social Action Resources

Information and guides that will help you to get involved in your community!

These resources are designed to help you understand social action in Southwark, and empower you to find ways to get involved.


Getting involved in local issues and having your say can seem like a daunting prospect at first, but it’s easier than you might think! There are many ways that you can get involved in your community; whether that’s through the council’s Empowering Communities programme, responding to consultations, joining a local group, or even starting up your own! Which ever way you choose, you can find the information you need to demystify the grey areas with these social action resources.

We’re constantly looking to add more useful information to our resources. If there’s a resource or guide that you can’t find but would like to see, please get in contact with us and we’ll look into adding to these resources.

How does Southwark Council work?

Information on local democracy in Southwark, including councillors, MPs, Empowering Communities, and more.

Planning, Development & Regeneration

The built environment affects the way we all live. Find information about policy, programmes, and legislation to help you navigate the world of planning and regeneration.

Setting up a non-profit or community group

Starting up a new community group is an exciting undertaking and not one to be taken lightly. There are many reasons why people wish to start up their own organisation: to fulfil a need in the community that is not being met; to develop a project that has started informally or to develop a new venture or business idea in the charitable sector.