We offer a free DIY and light gardening service to help older people enjoy their homes and gardens for as long as possible.

Some of the tasks our volunteers can help with include:

  • changing lightbulbs
  • putting up shelves or flat pack furniture
  • mowing lawns (with the service users own lawnmower)
  • trimming bushes
  • help clearing weeds

It is expected that anyone requesting help, particularly with their garden, has the necessary tools and equipment for the volunteer to complete the task. 


How do I sign up?

If you, or someone you know, needs help with DIY or light gardening, please contact the office on 020 8299 2623 and speak to a member of staff or email us on [email protected]

We can only send a volunteer to a person's house to complete a task if they are already a registered Link Age Southwark service user and have been assessed at home by a member of our services team. If someone is not registered but would like some help in their home or garden, please complete our services referral form.

Make a referral to our services 

Due to high demand for these services, we may have to limit the number of visits to 2-3 per year. We are unable to commit our volunteers to regular and ongoing visits.