Southwark Charities manages almshouses on behalf of Southwark (Christchurch & St Mary’s) Charities, offering older people the opportunity to lead independent lives in a safe, secure and supported environment.

The charity also pays modest annual grants to 200 individual members, and this group, together with the almshouse residents, are invited to participate in a range of events and activities throughout the year, including theatre shows, seaside outings, day-trips, visits to historic places and Christmas lunch. We also offer the opportunity to enjoy a week’s holiday by the sea.

Southwark Charities also makes grants to a range of local community groups and Charities who are working with older people.