Ace of Clubs

Drop-in day centre aiming to guide homeless or vulnerable people towards a more secure way of life. Practical support includes subsidised meals, access to healthcare, clothing, laundry and showers. Housing and benefits advice available from Monday to Friday by appointment – visit the facility at normal opening hours for booking. There is also a bike…

Advocacy @ Cambridge House – Camberwell Road

The Independent Mental Health Advocates-IMHA’s- support people in Southwark who have had their freedom restricted on grounds of their mental health. People who are detained or sectioned in hospital under the mental health act, or have had their liberty restricted by Community Treatment Orders or other similarly restrictive orders have a legal right to understand…

Age UK Lambeth

Age UK Lambeth offers a variety of services for older people living in Lambeth including : handyperson service lesbian and gay group a befriending service They also organise an array of events and acitivites as well as providing free and confidential information and advice on issues regarding pension, benefits, housing and health.  Age UK also…

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark provide a wide range of services to support older people’s independence and wellbeing. Are you looking for support? As you grow older there are many factors in life that can become challenging. Age UK Lewisham and Southwark aim to support the needs of the most vulnerable, socially excluded and isolated…

Anchor Trust Housing

England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people. Our passion at Anchor is giving older people a choice of great places and ways to live. We offer purpose-built retirement properties to rent or buy and specialist residential and dementia care homes at over 1,000 locations across the country. Please use this link…

Basaira Elderly Asian Centre

Basaira provides support and activities to mainly older Asian  people and a monthly lunch club.  See website for full details of services provided.   They are part of Lambeth Gateway Seniors- a consortium of six voluntary organisations providing support and activities for older people in Lambeth.

Central & Cecil Housing Trust

Offers supported housing, person-centered care and support to vulnerable people, including: • frail older people who require personal care or care with nursing • people living with dementia • active older people living in sheltered and extra care housing • people with mental health support needs C&C strives to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people living in their…

Central Hill Day Centre

Day Centre for older people with physical health problems or who are frail or vulnerable or need support to remain living in the community.  This service is only available to residents of Lambeth after having an assessment of their needs through Lambeth Adults and Community Services (020 7926 5555). Day care can provide an opportunity…

Clapham Park Project

Clapham Park Project is a government funded organisation. They were set up in 2001 as part of the Labour Government’s New Deal for Communities Programme. They work with the community in Clapham Park, helping young people and adult to; improve their skills and find work, feel safe from crime and anti-social behaviour, get a better…

Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) for Older Adults – Lambeth

The Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults (Lambeth) provides community-based assessment, treatment and care for people aged 65 and over are living in the community and have a mental health difficulty and younger people with a formal diagnosis of dementia. The Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults are a team of psychiatrists, psychological therapists, mental…

Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults – Southwark

The community Mental Health Team for older adults (Southwark) provides community-based assessment, treatment and care for people aged over 65 who have mental health problems and younger people with a diagnosis of dementia. They are a team of psychiatrists, psychological therapists, mental health nurses, social workers and occupational therapists who specialise in older adult mental health…

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Helpline works to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults and by doing so, they also protect other adults at risk of abuse. They are the first charity to address these problems and are the only charity in the UK working exclusively on the issue today. Their vision is a society which…

Entelechy Arts

Entelechy Arts is a participatory arts company based in south east London. Entelechy works with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to produce high quality theatre, music, dance and video events and performances. The company is skilled in creating work which brings together people who wouldn’t usually meet. Working with their collaborative partners, the…

Eritrean Women’s Action for Development

This is a day centre for elderly Eritrean women providing a range of services including advice, information and translating/interpreting services.

Fred Francis Day Centre for Older People

Provides day care for older men and women.  The service is run by L.B. Southwark Adult Social Care and a needs assessment is required before someone can be referred to this service

Freedom Pass

A Freedom Pass entitles the holder to 24-hour free travel across Transport for London’s networks, except for some river boats where travel is half price. Travel is free for Freedom Pass holders on London Underground, Overground, DLR and all bus services 24 hours a day. Travel on rail services is also free but on some…

Guernsey Grove Community Association

This association offers African Caribbean and British older people in Lambeth a variety of activities including arts and crafts, home and hospital visiting, discussion groups and excursions. The service can also assist in completing forms, arranging funerals and offers individuals bereavement counselling. Anyone who is over the age of 65, vulnerable through frailty, loneliness, bereavement,…

Home Treatment for Older Adults (Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark)

Home Treatment (Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham) provides care for people aged 65 and over with severe mental illness who would benefit from assessment and treatment at home as an alternative to hospital. The aim is to provide short-term treatment for people who are having a mental health crisis. Wherever possible, we avoid the need for…

Independent Age

Independent Age provides information and a national advice service for older people, their families and carers. View their range of up-to-date information factsheets on the most common issues faced by older people, such as benefits and entitlements, moving into a care home, paying for care and much more.        

Innisfree Housing Association

From the management of short-life housing in one borough, Innisfree has grown substantially and now owns over 500 homes, mainly in North & West London. They provide family homes, a very successful scheme for Irish Elders, as well as supported housing for vulnerable single people. Over 60% of their tenants are Irish. The Irish roots…

Jewish Care

Jewish Care is the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the UK. Every week, they give care and support to 7,000 members of the community and their families. They provide services to: Older people People with mental health needs Holocaust survivors People with dementia People who care for others who have…

Kings College Hospital

Assessment & Liaison Service    020 3299 3181 They offer inpatient and outpatient mental illness assessments by psychiatrists for people aged 18-65. They also provide psychiatric assessments within Emergency Departments to determine if people need mental health care and treatment at hospital.  Their aim is to ensure that mental illness expertise is available to people who require…

Lambeth Asian Centre

Lambeth Asian Centre (LAC)  have been supporting Lambeth’s over 50’s for 17 years.   They run a  drop in session at Wood Lawns Day Centre in Streatham  every Wednesday between 1-4 pm. During the afternoon they organise activities, such as computer lessons, yoga and music, provide snacks and can offer practical and emotional support and…

Lambeth Elderly Association from Vietnam

A day centre aimed at the older people from the Chinese and Vietnamese communities. The centre provides lunch, range of social and recreational activities, translating services, befriending and home visiting services. Please note that transport can be provided for older people with mobility problems.  Languages spoken include Cantonese and Vietnamese. How to contact:  Drop in,…

Late Spring Bereavement Support

A new project initially for women over 70 to help them support one another, offer advice on practical matters and help them move forward in a safe environment. Aims to be both restorative and informative. Groups held at Southwark Pensioners Centre. The aim of the project is to: • Identify and reach people aged 70+…

Link Age Southwark

Link Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity providing friendly volunteer support to over 500 isolated, older people in Southwark. We have been working in Southwark for over 23 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:…

London Care (South London office)

London Care provides homecare services in people’s own homes to help them to continue living at home, for example help to get washed and dressed. This service can be purchased directly by the individual, or by the Council on behalf of the individual.

Memory Service (Lambeth & Southwark)

The Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Memory Service (SLIMS) offers comprehensive assessment, treatment and support options to anyone over the age of 18 with mild to moderate memory problems likely to indicate dementia. Its multidisciplinary team work in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society. They offer a comprehensive assessment package based on the principles of recovery and…

Norwood Pensioners’ Group

The Norwood Pensioners’ Group was established in response to a need for local services for older people in the Norwood area. All activities take place at the Old Library, Knights Hill, West Norwood, SE27 and a light lunch is available. The project is run on a voluntary basis. Part of Lambeth Gateway Consortium. Activities on…

Older Adults – Service User & Carer Advisory Group

This is an ‘umbrella’ group which enables service users, relatives and carers (past and present) to discuss views and feedback to inform the development and delivery of the Mental Health of Older Adults and Dementia Clinical Academic Group (MHOAD CAG) services. Training is available to members and the group is tasked with specific areas to…

Peabody Befriending Service – Well Met

The befriending scheme, Well Met, runs in Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, Westminster, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Islington.  They accept referrals from other boroughs but it can take longer to arrange a befriender.  This service is only open to residents of Peabody accommodation, and in the future this will be extended to residents with Family Mosaic which is…

Pembroke House, Walworth

Pembroke House is a multi-use community space in Walworth and it is linked with the Church of England parish of St Christopher’s. The Lunch Club  This  is open to anyone over 50 living in Walworth an takes place on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2pm. No need to book. Cost is just £3.00 for each session –…

Penderels Trust

Services in London 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. They are a not-for-profit organisation and have been a leading provider of advice and…

POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation. They provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.  POhWER delivers information, advice, support and advocacy services throughout England. They aim to support people who face difficult issues and want to make their voice heard. They regularly work with: People who feel they…

Psychiatric Liaison Team for Older Adults – Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals

A mental health assessment team for older adults. For people of 65 years and above who are inpatients of Guy’s Hospital or St Thomas’ Hospital and are identified as having mental health needs. At the inpatients of Guy’s Hospital or St Thomas’ Hospital. Run by the NHS. Part of South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Psychology & Psychotherapy for Older Adults (Lambeth & Southwark)

The psychologists and psychotherapists work closely with other professionals in the medical and psychiatric teams. They concentrate on talking and listening treatments; working with you as an individual or including family members or carers. Psychological therapy provides you with a safe confidential space to talk about your feelings and problems and can help you to…

Relatives & Residents Association

The Relatives & Residents Association is a national charity which exists for the benefit of older people in residential care, as well as their families and friends left behind at home. They support people by giving them the information they need to make confident and informed choices – whether about selecting a care home, paying for…

Sanctuary Supported Living

Sanctuary Housing Association understand that poor mental health can lead to homelessness and people with mental health problems can sometimes find it difficult to secure and maintain good quality accommodation.  Through day-to-day support their clients are able to stabilise their lives and begin the journey towards recovery.  For some this may mean feeling content and…

Silver Fit – Lifelong Fitness

Fun and fitness sessions at Brockwell Park for people aged 45 and over whether you have never exercised before or are a seasoned pro.  Chance to meet new friends and get healthy doing it. Every Tuesday, 2pm at the cafe in Brockwell Park Also offer Pilates and Nordic walking.  

Southwark Pensioners Centre

SPC is a charity offering a range of services and activities to people over 50 in the London Borough of Southwark.  The purpose of the Centre is to support older people to enjoy a good quality of life into a healthy old age by providing services, information across the Borough and a community resource centre…

Specialist Care Unit for Older Adults (Southwark)

This Specialist Care Unit provides specialist assessment, treatment, accommodation and 24 hour nursing care for people aged over 65 who have dementia and challenging behaviour.  The team of specialist nurses work closely with the person, their family and carers.  They help to minimise people’s challenging behaviour and to maintain their health.

Specialist Care Unit for Older Adults, Greenvale (Lambeth)

Greenvale Specialist Care Unit provides specialist assessment, treatment, accommodation and 24 hour nursing care for people aged over 65 who have dementia and challenging behaviour.  The team of specialist nurses, psychologists occupational therapists and physiotherapists work closely with the person, their family and carers.  They help to minimise people’s challenging behaviour and to maintain their…

St John’s Senior Citizens Project

St Johns Community Development Project is based in Clapham, South London and serves the local community by providing a wide range of activities and events every week for senior citizens. The Senior Citizens Project runs on 3 days each week. On Tuesday mornings 10.30-12.00 there is an Exercise Session ( T’ai Chi and Chair Aerobics), followed…

St. John’s Senior Citizens Project

St Johns Community Development Project is based in the heart of the community and aims to improve the lives of senior citizens through a range of activities and events. Their motto is “St Johns Senior Citizens Project is for fun, friendship and diversity” They provide a weekly social club and exercise session, a singing group,…

Stockwell Good Neighbours

Stockwell Good Neighbours is an organisation for older adults who live in the Lambeth area which provides a wide range of social activities and projects to benefit people’s health and well-being and prevent social isolation.  There are currently 60 members, and most are of West Indian origin. They meet in the bright and busy cafe…

Stroke Care

For those living with strokes, mobility and other long-term disabilities, their carers and/or relatives, there are hurdles to overcome.  Stroke Care operate a range of social and community care services which focus on prevention and rehabilitation support to help address these hurdles and barriers for people affected by strokes, mobility and other related long-term health…

Support Needs Assessment & Placement (SNAP) Team

The SNAP Team no longer exists , but Lambeth customers with housing support needs can self-refer for housing advice and assistance via: Tel  020 7926 4200 email:  infosnap@lambeth.gov.uk Or by dropping in to see a Housing Adviser at the Lambeth Council Customer Centre at Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill, Brixton.  Mon – Fri  9am…

Sydenham Garden

Sydenham Garden is a unique wellbeing centre utilising its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people in their recovery from mental and physical ill-health. They do this through providing co-workers (the name they give to their beneficiaries) an opportunity to take part in one of our four main projects, along with many supplementary…

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is a free telephone helpline for older people, providing information, friendship and advice.  All calls are treated as confidential. There are no strict age limits but most of their callers are over 55 – The Silver Generation. Services include: Information Friendship and advice. They signpost callers to the many varied groups and services that…

The Woodlawns Centre + Streatham Darby & Joan Club

Woodlawns Centre provides a range of activities for older people. See web page for more details. They also offer space for hire.  The premises are available for Weddings (Ceremonies and Receptions), Seminars, Anniversaries, Conferences, Christenings, Parties, Meetings, Corporate Functions, or any other event you are planning. The Streatham Derby & Joan Club is a social…

TOPAZ

TOPAZ provides information to residents in the London Borough of Lambeth, including: Budgeting / benefits advice Transport advice Carers support / advice Specialist service for stroke survivors Housing issues / repairs Adult Abuse / Community Safety Falls Prevention Shopping services Mobility Equipment / adaptations Social / Day activities Physical and mental wellbeing They are a team consisting of…

University of the Third Age (U3A) Norwood

The University of the Third Age (U3A) Norwood is a self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operative for older people who are no longer in full time work, usually over 50 years.  They provide opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but…

Vassall Senior Citizens Association

Overview “Project Promotes Elderly Empowerment”.  Vassall Senior Citizens Association is a voluntary organisation aiming to help older people experience a sense of empowerment. The project provides opportunities for people aged 55 and over and within the Vassall Ward specifically, but generally offered to Lambeth Residents to get together to liase, access information, gain skills and represent…

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