What is South London Cares?

South London Cares is a brand new community network for Southwark and Lambeth, mobilising young professionals to support their older neighbours with a little extra time, practical help, social connection and human companionship.

Our volunteers build meaningful relationships with their older neighbours by helping around the house, and sharing chats, experiences and cultural interactions in local groups - building those vital local social networks we all need to improve our lives.

South London Cares is the sister charity of North London Cares, which was established in 2011.


The Activity Hub

Discover how you can get involved to support your older neighbours...


Hours Invested


New Interactions


Neighbours Supported


Active Volunteers
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New Tech Workshops

Older people can be anxious about the pace of change in the world. That's why our young volunteers spend time...

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Cooking Classes

Sharing a meal has always been one of the best ways to spend time with someone and to really get...

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Concert Trips

For many of our older neighbours accessing the rich cultural experiences that south London has to offer can be a...

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Love Your Neighbour

For some people, fulfiling some of the simplest tasks -- tasks that most of us complete without a second thought...

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Film Nights

Amongst South London Cares' most popular volunteering opportunities are our regular Film Nights, which provide a space for young and...

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All of our activites

Discover all of the activities from South London Cares and get involved

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Business Visit to Expedia - Friday 26 2014

Business Visit to Expedia - Friday 26 2014

Business Visit to Expedia - Friday 26 2014

Business Visit to Expedia - Friday 26 2014

Business Visit to Expedia - Friday 26 2014

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All of our photos

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Latest News

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We all need to get out more

This week South London Cares will be four months old! Since we started up in July we've begun to grow our network of volunteers to mobilise young professionals to connect with and support their older neighbours across Southwark and Lambeth. It's been an exciting and fast few months.  Continue reading »
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Bermondsey, Kennington, Southbank, Stockwell - be part of it…

South London Cares is now 3 months old and we're so excited about our growing variety of social clubs for volunteers to get to know their older neighbours. Continue reading »
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Making connections to the past - and to the future

In a few weeks, volunteers have already met so many wonderful people through their interactions with South London Cares. One of those great neighbours is Richard, who joined us for the first time last week at our Bermondsey comedy evening, and then again at our Social Club on Friday... Continue reading »
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Comedy for the over 65s? You’re joking…

Have you ever wondered what sort of jokes you'll laugh at when you're 70 or 80? Last night South London Cares embarked on a beautiful friendship based on laughter and storytelling with older neighbours from across Southwark and Lambeth. Continue reading »
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New opportunities to be involved this autumn

After months of planning and weeks of preparation, we're so excited to invite volunteers to our first programme of South London Cares Social Clubs. These are opportunities for you to share time, conversation, skills and new experiences - and to build new relationships - with our older neighbours across Southwark and Lambeth. Continue reading »
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Introducing Hannah - SLC’s Projects Officer

We're so excited to welcome our brilliant new Projects Officer, Hannah Davies, to the South London Cares team. Here, Hannah writes about why she wanted to come and work at SLC, and what she hopes to achieve over the coming months and years. Continue reading »
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First to the party in Stockwell…

Over the past few weeks we've been looking forward to holding our first social club... Earlier in the summer we discovered a group who attend a weekly day group for older people with dementia living around Stockwell. Continue reading »
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South London, who cares out there?

As South London Cares begins its work in earnest this summer, our new Programme Coordinator Tess Young writes about why she wanted to join us and be part of the community Continue reading »

South London Cares is the public name for South London Cares Limited, company number 8757344, registered at South London Cares, C/O The Collective, 37 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE. Charity number 1157401.

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