Pecan offers services in the local area to help build a stronger community. Based in the heart of Peckham, south east London, they take practical action to meet the needs of local people through employment support, community services, and resettlement. Their main ethos is to transform lives through kindness, belief, and hope.

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Since 1989, they’ve seen over 27,000 people benefit from their programmes, support, and workshops. Their different services include Empower employment support and advice, Family Works to support parents into employment, Hourbank skill sharing workshop, Moving On resettlement project, and Southwark borough foodbank.

Each of these projects can help those who feel they have fallen through the gaps of previous support programmes and charitable projects, and helps people get back on their feet whatever their situation. They believe that with the right support anybody can unlock their true potential.

What makes Pecan different

They aim to address the many needs of individuals to work towards social inclusion through the development of holistic projects and programmes. They also work in partnership with the local church to meet the practical needs of the local community. Plus, challenging inequality and injustice on a local and national level is something they are proud to be working towards.

They’ve taken the changing needs of a community in their stride which has led to their projects evolving over the years. Despite this, the primary focus has remained the same – supporting local people achieve their potential.

Other ways to support

Pecan values the time that people take to help them out through volunteering. You can volunteer at a one-off event or help out in the foodbanks if you would like to show your support more regularly.

Another way to support Pecan is by donating any unwanted food to their associated foodbank to help join the fight against food poverty in south London communities. They welcome anybody who shares their goals and wants to help, so visit the Pecan website to find out more information about different ways to support their work.


121A Peckham High Street

Contact Number

020 7732 0007