Age Concern Lewisham and Southwark

Age Concern Lewisham and Southwark

Charity information

Age Concern Lewisham and Southwark

Age Concern Lewisham and Southwark support the most vulnerable and frail older people of Lewisham and Southwark by providing a wide variety of preventative services to improve life for older people.

Founded 1976

  • Mission statement

    OUR MISSION

    "Age Concern Lewisham and Southwark exists to improve life for older people, especially those who are frail. We believe that to be effective we must operate at a big enough scale that we can make a significant difference and be influential with both boroughs and other providers. We believe that it is being involved in the provision of services that qualifies us to comment on the performance of others on the basis of actual knowledge and relevant experience. "

    Age Concern has been part of life in Lewisham and Southwark since the 1940s and 1970s respectively, reaching thousands of older people, as well as their carers and families; continually developing our projects and services to meet the growing needs of an aging population. We are dedicated to addressing a major gap in state provision for older people living in disadvantage and alienation in some of the most deprived areas in the UK.

    There is a high percentage of BME (Black Minority Ethnic) communities experiencing health and welfare inequality in Lewisham and Southwark and we serve these communities to access information and support services available. As a familiar and trusted brand, Age Concern Lewisham and Southwark is committed to working with as many organisations and partners as possible, to exchange good practice and information and avoid duplication of work.

    We are active in the locality through partnerships with various organisations such as Lewisham and Southwark councils, PCTs, Southwark Pensioners Forum and a variety of BME community groups - reaching out to a range of beneficiaries and building capacity at a local level.

  • Aims

    Age Concern Lewisham and Southwark aims to:

    • To support older people who are faced with poor physical health and wellbeing
    • To support older people with lack of knowledge about services and benefit entitlements
    • To support older people who a faced with poverty
    • To support older people who are isolated
    • To support older people who are faced with illness
  • Overview

    Established: August 1976

    Registered Charity Number: 296862

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 21

    Part time staff: 19

    Volunteers: 85

    Phone number: 2077019700

    Address: Stones End Centre 11 Scovell Road Southwark London SE1 1QQ

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