Southwark Pensioners Centre

Southwark Pensioners Centre

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  • Older people / later life

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Southwark Pensioners Centre is a borough wide resource run by older people for older people working to promote choice, opportunity and quality of life for people aged 50+.

Founded in 1987, it is a charity offering a range of services and activities to people over 50 in the London Borough of Southwark. It is based in a shopfront near Camberwell Green and is thus a very accessible facility. It displays information on a wide range of activities and events in its window and reception area. It produces a bi-monthly newsletter with a circulation of over 1000 through being posted to members and left in relevant places.



Trustees, the five strong staff team and volunteers work to ensure that the centre runs a weekly programme of activities in response to demand from members. These include advice sessions, exercise activities, health sessions, computer and tablet training, creative classes, the Eye to Eye group, and support the Local History Group, Explorers Club, The Goodrich Club and the Welcome Singers.

It supports the work of Southwark Pensioners Action Group (SPAG) and the Southwark Pensioners Forum. SPAG has monthly meetings on specific topics (health, housing, social care) with councillors and senior officers. It also organises Southwark Pensioners’ Parliament, where pensioners meet the three local MPs at Westminister. The Pensioners Forum organise consultation activities on relevant topics – in 2016, these have been on an Age Friendly Borough, The Southwark Plan and Transport.

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