Improving the wellbeing of Southwark's older residents

27 October 2022

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Southwark Charities is pleased to announce further grants to improve the wellbeing of Southwark’s older residents.

  • Age UK Lewisham & Southwark – replacement of the Stones End Day Centre’s kitchen equipment with new ovens and freezers. The new, more robust equipment will support Age UK to provide healthy meals to around 450 older people using the Day Centre each week.
  • Blackfriars Settlement – an annual Christmas lunch for its Positive Ageing service members, and a special Christmas Day lunch for local older people that would otherwise be alone.
  • Blind Aid – contribution towards the cost of a Sight Support Worker who will support Southwark residents with a visual impairment over the course of a year.
  • Brandon 3 Tenants & Residents Association – a late Summer trip for older estate residents, and a face to face Christmas party, following two years of lockdown.
  • Camberwell Skylarks – twice monthly singing sessions over 10 months for 30 Parkinson’s sufferers from Southwark at King’s College Hospital Chapel, Camberwell, to help strengthen their voices
  • English for Action – the delivery of ESOL courses to 20 migrant women aged 60 plus living in Rotherhithe online and at Time and Talents Centre.
  • Mayflower Tenants & Residents Association – a festive party for  older residents at Mayflower Community Hall.
  • Silverfit – the costs of 5 weekly fitness and exercise sessions in Southwark for 1 year, including nordic walking, yoga and spin classes, at Burgess Park, Draper Estate Tenants & Residents Association Hall, Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre, Dockland Settlements Rotherhithe and Dulwich Park.

Click here for details of these and other current and recent grants.

Matthew Allgood, Grants Manager, Southwark Charities said:

We are delighted to support a wide range of activities and services that improve the wellbeing of Southwark’s older residents – from food, fitness and fun to vital support provision that connects some of the most isolated and vulnerable older residents with Southwark’s community.

Charities and community groups that work to improve the wellbeing of older Southwark residents (aged 55 plus) are encouraged to get in touch with us to discuss their ideas and proposals. Tel: 020 7593 2000 Email: