Pembroke House is a multi-use community space in Walworth, south-east London. They offer free community activities and volunteer opportunities so that people can get involved in their local community and improve their wellbeing.
Penderels Trust offers advice, guidance and practical solutions to enable people with disabilities and older people to live independently in their own homes, to achieve their goals in life and to help them play an active part in their community.
The Ramblers is a charity whose goal is to protect the ability of people to enjoy the sense of freedom and benefits that come from being outdoors on foot. We’re an association of people and groups who come together to both enjoy walking and other outdoor pursuits and also to ensure that we protect and expand the infrastructure and places people go walking.
SilverFit encourage people to regain or to maintain their lifelong fitness. They aim to raise awareness of the benefits of exercise for the over 45s and help over 45s find a way to regular exercise they enjoy. They provide opportunities to get active by arranging events and regular local groups.
The Silver Line is the confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year.
South Asian Elderly Organisation (SAEO) operates a Day Centre 5 days a week which is staffed by a team of qualified staff and volunteers. The aim of the project is to provide an environment where elderly people of South Asian origin can meet and participate in activities that are appropriate for their needs.
Since its founding in 1977, South London Islamic Centre has pioneered a number of very successful activities for the Muslim community and we are continually striving to improve our circumstances. Apart from the regular prayer, five times daily and madressah classes for our children, we were also currently providing facilities for the tuition of children in various core subjects such as Mathematics, English and science. The centre was providing free tuition to deserving children, meets burial costs for the needy and even provides help and emergency homes for homeless families.
Services for Turkish Cypriot and Turkish people in Southwark. Social and cultural activities for young and old and for those with disabilities.
Free swim and gym sessions form part of Southwark Council’s Fairer Future Promise to make it easier for the borough’s residents to get healthy. From 29 July 2016 all borough residents will be able to use the swim and gym facilities for free in six of the borough’s leisure centres, operated by Southwark Council in partnership with Everyone Active.
The home library service is free for Southwark residents who are not able to get to their local library. Once a month library staff will deliver library items directly to a resident’s home, or to their sheltered unit or nursing home. This service is ideal for those with disabilities (children and adults), older people and their carers, and people who cannot visit the library due to accident or illness.
The Southwark Irish Pensioners Project (SIPP) provides a lifeline to hundreds of elderly, vulnerable and isolated Irish people in Southwark. Their services are also available to non-Irish pensioners who live locally. They offer a drop-in day service, information and advice, and a community support service.
Southwark Pensioners Centre is a well respected 30 year old local charity that supports older people aged 50+ to enjoy healthier, independent and more active lives, in touch with each other and their communities.
The Southwark Resource Centre (SRC) is a new building in the heart of Walworth and one of the first developments of the new Aylesbury Estate. The SRC is a council building with services covering Reablement, Day respite and long term support for adults with physical disabilities. It is designed to provide specialist support for those with complex needs, whilst offering more choices to help less disabled service users and older people live as active citizens in their community.
The Somali Integration and Development Association (SIDA) is a voluntary association founded in 1989 to serve the needs of the Somali community.
Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This therapy is known as social and therapeutic horticulture - the process of working with plants to improve physical and psychological health, and communication and thinking skills. It is also uses the garden as a safe and secure environment in which to develop an individual’s ability to socialise, make friends, and gain practical skills that make them more independent and self-reliant.
Founded in 1887, today Time & Talents runs targeted projects working with people with high levels of need such as isolated elderly people and disabled groups, and universal wider activities and events designed to create a strong, resilient, happy, and supportive community. A core part of their work is providing ways for people to connect and share their time and talents, including a wide range of volunteering opportunities, skills-sharing, and opportunities to socialise and connect neighbours to reduce isolation.
Tourism for All UK is a national charity dedicated to standards of world class tourism which are welcoming to all. Tourism for All UK contains the knowledge gained over the past 35 years in providing information to the public, especially to people with disabilities, on where their specific access needs can be met so that they can fully participate in travel and leisure.
A Men's Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. A Men's Shed offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue.