Link Age Southwark AGM

We had a lovely morning at our AGM on 2nd October 2017. We were so glad to be joined by our trustees, special guests and, of course, lots of our wonderful volunteers and older friends and neighbours. Our director, Gemma Juma, presented out 2017 Impact Report, setting out our achievements over the last year. If…

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September 2017 Newsletter

Our September newsletter is now available here: September 2017 Newsletter It has all the details from our recent visit from the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement, information on two new groups we’re hoping to introduce soon and lovely photos from two recent community events we attended. Happy reading!  

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Hosting the Deputy Mayor

We were absolutely delighted to welcome Matthew Ryder, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement to our activity group at Lime Tree House. Matthew visited our group in August to see a project in action. He observed an arts and crafts session and had the opportunity to talk to some of our…

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Volunteer Drop-In Session

We’re holding a Volunteer Drop-In Session! We’ll be at the East Dulwich Community Centre, this Saturday (9th September), from 12.30pm-2pm. Come along and chat to us about what Link Age Southwark do and how you can get involved in our work. We’ll be on hand to answer any questions you have and tell you more…

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Wonderful Feedback on our Services

We are absolutely delighted with the feedback we received from our 2017 Service User survey. The older people who use our services told us that Link Age Southwark has a profound impact on their quality of life. Our services make them feel less lonely and improve their general wellbeing. 92% of our older people are…

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Link Age Southwark Gains Recognition for Volunteer Management

Community Southwark awarded Link Age Southwark with their Volunteer Management Charter certificate in recognition of our exemplary standards in recruitment, management and developing volunteers. In June the National Council for Voluntary Organisations also awarded Link Age Southwark with a quality mark to recognise the very high standards which underpin our befriending services.  

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Thanks to the Friends of Brunswick Park

Thank you to the Friends of Brunswick Park for choosing us as their charity of the year for their annual Summer Fete. It was good to see the community having fun (mainly) in the sun. Thanks too to our volunteers for setting up and running the stall and showcasing our work supporting older people in the…

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July 2017 Newsletter

Our July Newsletter is now available to read here: July 2017 Newsletter. The newsletter includes some lovely photos from our award ceremonies and our groups out and about on wonderful trips, as well as tips on staying cool this summer and our audio books offering.

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Open Garden Success

We had a lovely time at our open garden event on Sunday 23rd July at Piermont Green. A huge thank you to Janine Wookey who kindly opened her wonderful garden to us, for our amazing team of volunteers who helped on the day and our fabulous cake bakers who baked for our tea and cake stand. Janine,…

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The Recent Passing Of Our Founder Ted Salmon

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.…

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