Community Newsletter May 2017

Welcome to our Community Newsletter May 2017, which contains all our latest news, including: Hot off the Press – we are Southwark ‘Charity of the Year’ 2017 Tickets now available for our big summer celebration, the Sunset Soirée, on Sunday 25th June We’ve updated our website with an online volunteering sign-up form. We’ve also made it…

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Fabulous Fundraisers

A huge thank you to all our supporters who have recently taken on challenges to fundraise for us. Your support makes a huge difference to our work tackling isolation for older people locally. A big thank you to Lucie, who ran the London Marathon for Link Age Southwark, raising over £3000. Thanks to our Trustee…

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2017 Southwark Civic Award Winners

Hot on the heels of being awarded ‘Charity of the Year’ at the 2017 Southwark Stars awards, Link Age Southwark has been honoured in the Southwark Civic Awards 2017 with the Liberty of the Old Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell. Each year, these awards publicly recognise the exceptional contributions of various individuals and organisations to life…

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Better local commissioning for older people

By Steve Smith, Community Southwark Last week Jacky Bourke-White, chief executive of Age UK Lewisham and Southwark, and COPSINS member, produced a short blog on how local providers of support for older people are working with the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the Council to deliver effective preventative interventions for older people. For those not…

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TFL ‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ Badge

Transport for London have recently launched the ‘Please offer me a seat’ badge and card for people who find it difficult to stand when using public transport. The badge and card were created following requests from customers who struggle to get a seat, as their need is not immediately obvious. The badge and card remove…

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Southwark Stars Awards

Community Southwark have written an article celebrating the 2017 Southwark Stars, including Link Age Southwark as Charity of the Year. Click here for the article.      

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Charity of the Year

Link Age Southwark is delighted to have been awarded the Charity of the Year accolade at the 2017 Southwark Stars Awards, organised by Community Southwark. The award recognises the huge impact that the charity’s volunteers have on improving the lives of older residents of Southwark. We’re so grateful to all our volunteers for their dedication and…

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Dementia Friends Session 16th May

225,000 people develop dementia in the UK every year. There are over 1,700 people living with dementia in Southwark, but people with dementia can live well and independently for many years. By helping other people to understand the daily challenges they face, you can play your part too. There are still spaces left on our Dementia Friends Information…

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A Focus on Link Age Southwark’s Groups

We offer over 25 friendly activity groups across Southwark, run by our fantastic volunteers. Below are some groups which would particularly love to welcome new members. Please call 020 8299 2623 to join any of our groups —we provide transport where possible: Bridge Group Our long-standing Bridge Group would like to invite new members to…

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Welcome to Gemma Kern and goodbye to Michele

As Link Age Southwark grows and develops, so do our staff. Please see some changes happening in the team: Michele McKeown left us on 28th April after 9 years as a dedicated member of the team. We will all miss her as she pursues career opportunities closer to her new home in Swanley. Michele says,…

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