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What is South London Cares?

South London Cares is a new community network mobilising young professionals to hang out with and help their older neighbours in Southwark and Lambeth 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 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.

Latest News

Food, glorious food

Food, glorious food

Tuesday 28th July 2015

Liza is 70, and a full time carer for her wonderful husband Tony. They started coming to South London Cares' social clubs 3 months ago, when the couple realised they needed some new activities and company. A few short months later, Liza now comes to several clubs a month – and brings Tony along to the ones he feels up to.

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Lupita and Charlotte

Lupita and Charlotte

Friday 24th July 2015

Our Love Your Neighbour scheme connects older neighbours and local volunteers who wouldn't have the chance to meet organically. Lupita and Charlotte were introduced through the scheme two months ago – and have been getting on like a house on fire!

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SLC is turning 1!

SLC is turning 1!

Tuesday 14th July 2015

At the end of August, South London Cares will be celebrating it's 1st birthday! To mark the occasion, we are holding a pub quiz in aid of SLC - and we'd love for you to join us!

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5 ways to help older neighbours stay cool this summer

5 ways to help older neighbours stay cool this summer

Wednesday 24th June 2015

Hot weather may be a blessing for some, but for many of our older neighbours it can also be dangerous. During the 2003 heat wave, mortality increased by over 40% - and it's often older people, particularly those who have pre-existing medical conditions, who are most at risk.

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