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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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.

Blackfriars Settlement

Blackfriars Settlement is a registered charity providing services to the community. We work with people, creating opportunities for them to achieve their aspirations. We meet individual needs within our multi-purpose framework. Having difficulties with your mental health should not necessarily limit your chances in life. Blackfriars Settlement creates opportunities for those who are experiencing, or have more »

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 more »

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 more »

Clapham Park Project

Time Loving Care Scheme (TLC) This service offers support to people experiencing difficulty or  long-term health problems within Clapham Park area.  The service is provided by volunteers.  The service is for those who may not have family or friends  as support and those who may or may not  have a mental health issue to reduce the stress and isolation experienced during a more »

Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults – Lambeth

The Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults (Lambeth) provides community-based assessment, treatment and care for people aged over 65 who have mental health problems 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 health nurses, social workers and occupational more »

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 more »

Elder Abuse Helpline

We work to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults and by doing so we also protect other adults at risk of abuse. We are the first charity to address these problems and are the only charity in the UK working exclusively on the issue today. Free Helpline.  One key way in which we more »

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 more »

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 more »

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, more »

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 more »

Independent Age

We provide information and a national advice service for older people, their families and carers. View our 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.        

Jewish Care

We are the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the UK. Every week, we give care and support to 7,000 members of the community and their families. We provide services to: Older people People with mental health needs Holocaust survivors People with dementia People who care for others who more »

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 more »

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 more »

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, more »

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: more »

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.

Look Ahead (Care & Support)

Look Ahead provides specialist support and care services to people with a variety of needs. They have been supporting people across London and the South East for almost forty years and are committed to developing their support and care services. They work with each  individual to take control, achieve their goals and aspirations, and move towards a positive, independent more »

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. Our multidisciplinary team work in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society. They offer a comprehensive assessment package based on the principles of recovery and more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 – more »

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. We are a not-for-profit organisation and have been a leading provider of advice and more »


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 more »

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 team offers a range of specialist, evidence based, psychological interventions to people aged 65 and over who are experiencing moderate or severe mental health difficulties or dementia. They also see younger people who are experiencing memory or other cognitive problems. They work with families and others caring for people with these difficulties. Services offered more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 Works

For people who need some extra support to find a job Southwark Works has a team of specialist employment advisers to help you. They provide personal, confidential, one-to-one support for unemployed residents who are experiencing challenges or difficulties in securing a job. This includes: People affected by welfare reform Ex-offenders or people with criminal records Young more »

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 more »

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. Our motto is “St Johns Senior Citizens Project is for fun, friendship and diversity” We provide a weekly social club and exercise session , a singing more »

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 more »

Support Needs Assessment & Placement (SNAP) Team

Provides main gateway to housing related support services funded by the Supporting People Programme. Access housing related support for people and refer to Supporting People funded services to enable them to live more independently. People who can recive support include those with mental health or substance misuse issues, ex-offenders and older people.

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 more »

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 strict age limits but most of their callers are over 65 – The Silver Generation. Services include: Information Friendship and advice. They signpost callers to the many varied groups and services that exist more »

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 more »

Thrive Battersea Garden Project

National charity aiming to research, educate and promote the use and advantages of gardening for disabled people. Thrive’s horticultural therapists offer gardening programmes to over 200 Londoners in our three gardens in Battersea Park and through community based outreach projects. We have a fantastic space for gardeners, volunteers and staff in Battersea Park at our more »

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 more »

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 more »

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