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Open Garden – 23rd July Entertainment Confirmed

Link Age Southwark are pleased to announced that as an added attraction to our upcoming Open Garden. Acapella group Broomdasher will sing their specially prepared “Garden Set” to add to the atmosphere of the day. Broomdasher’s 16 acapella voices bring passion, exuberance and stunning harmonies to favourite English folk songs, and are singing here just before…

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A Message from our Chair, Katharine St. John-Brooks

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Ted Salmon on 8 July 2017. Ted was the prime mover behind the launch in 1993 of Dulwich Helpline which merged with Southwark Churches Care in 2012, and became Link Age Southwark in 2015. He chaired Dulwich Helpline for 18 years with…

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Third Annual Patron’s Party

We were blessed with wonderful weather last Sunday for our third annual Patron’s party. We were delighted to welcome over 70 of our Patron’s and their guests to lunch in the glorious surroundings of a beautiful garden in Dulwich, complete with waterlilies and a natural swimming pool. It was a great opportunity to thank the…

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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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