South London Cares

South London Cares

Charity information

South London Cares

South London Cares is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out with one another in a rapidly changing city.

Through our Social Clubs and Love Your Neighbour (one-to-one) activities, neighbours share a little extra time, laughter, practical help and human companionship.

Each winter, we also run a Winter Wellbeing campaign to ensure that our older neighbours are keeping warm, well and healthy during the cold winter months.

Founded 2014

  • Mission statement

    South London Cares is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours across Southwark and Lambeth offering one another a little extra time, social connection and human companionship.

    Our work tackles the growing problem of isolation and loneliness in our capital city. We aim to help improve the confidence, resilience, skills and connections of all participants so that old and young can better navigate a rapidly changing modern world.

    We do this because south London is a place of social extremes. The boroughs in which we work – Southwark and Lambeth – contain some of the best connected people in Britain; high-flying graduates working in finance, media, the law, PR and fashion. These people have plenty of connections, but few roots in their community. And yet they live next door to older neighbours (65+), who've been in London their entire lives and therefore have plenty of roots, but few connections.

    That wastes human potential, perpetuates social division, entrenches isolation and is ultimately corrosive for our society.

    So South London Cares aims to bring these two groups together. Our projects break down many of the modern-day barriers to social interaction, connecting people who may not normally interact and bringing our communities closer together – to help all feel visible, vibrant and valued.

  • Aims

    South London Cares aims to:

    • Reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older people and younger people alike
    • Improve the wellbeing, confidence and resilience of participants so they can navigate a rapidly changing world
    • Bring people together across social, generational, digital, attitudinal and cultural divides.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2014

    Registered Charity Number: 1157401

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 1379

    Phone number: 07908 772494

    Address: C/o Impact Hub Brixton, POP Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ

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  • Winter Wellbeing Project 2018/19

    2.9 million older people in the UK feel they have no one to turn to when times are hard. W... More
  • Winter Wellbeing 2017/18

    For many older people, winter is the most isolating time. That’s why we've created our a... More