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Lambeth Elderly Association from Vietnam


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, including Tai Chi, yoga, dancing and acupuncture sessions, and regular Vietnamese and Cantonese-language advice and information sessions on welfare, finance and health.

Service offered:

  • 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

Access notes: Parking for disabled drivers. Level entrance

Contact Details

020 7498 2465

tomm@leav.org.uk OR myd@leav.org.uk


56b Courland Grove London SW8 2PX

Other Info

Opening times:
Monday: 9 am - 5 pm Tuesday: 10.30am to 1.30pm Wednesday: 11 am to 1 pm Thursday: closed Friday: 9am to 5.30pm Saturday: Sat 9am - 5.30pm Sunday: closed


Disabled Access:
Wheelchair access: Yes Full Accessible toilets: Yes

Rail: Wandsworth Road Rail Tube: Stockwell

Other information:
Access to interpreters. Last updated May 1st, 2014.

Last updated:
5th June 2018