We pride ourselves on being a small local charity that makes a big difference. 

We currently support over 700 older people and people living with dementia with the support of our amazing 400+ volunteers. In 2019, we matched 72 older people to a volunteer befriender, bring our total number of befriending relationships to 207, and ran 25 exercise and activity groups across the London borough of Southwark.

In May 2019 we surveyed the older people we work with to find out the impact our services have on their lives. Our service users told us they feel less lonely, are better connected to their community, get out of the house more and feel better able to manage living in their own homes as a result of using our services.

We also asked our older members to tell us in their own words the main difference our services have made to the quality of life. They spoke about the joy of meeting new people and making new friends, having something to look forward to and enjoying the company of someone who listens. 

I know without Link Age Southwark my life would not be as happy and fulfilling as it is now

- quote from one of our older members