Link Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity providing friendly volunteer support to over 600 isolated, older people in Southwark. In 2018 we will have been working in Southwark for 25 years, reducing loneliness and isolation and helping older people maintain active lives within the community. Our fantastic volunteers support older people to thrive in later life, through:
- One-to-one befriending visits
- Activity groups with volunteer transport
- Practical support including light gardening and help with odd jobs
- Intergenerational work with local schools
Our services are free to all Southwark residents aged 60+, and we also offer specialist free support services for people of any age living with mild to moderate dementia. We are always looking for more volunteers to bring joy to the lives of older people.
Link Age Southwark helps older people stay connected with their communities, alleviating loneliness, improving health and wellbeing and making communities stronger through volunteering.
We are positive
We bring joy, vitality and warmth to every setting we enter.
We have a ‘can do’ attitude
We encourage everyone to share their unique skills, talents, passions and experience with each other.
We are always connecting
We know that connecting with other people is critical to everyone’s wellbeing.
We respect every individual
We see the person, not their age and always truly listen to the person in front of us, seeking to understand their point of view.
We are not alone
We work in strong partnerships and link older people with our volunteers and with other services when that will help them and their communities thrive.