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.

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

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.