Who we are

Southwark Pensioners’ Centre is a well-respected local charity that has been serving the older people of Southwark, their families, carers and wider community for 33 years. In 2019/20, we supported 1200 people with the help of our staff team of 9 people and our team of 60 older volunteers.

We helped older people increase their income, get healthier, be more active, be more creative, make new friends and improve policy and services for older people.

Our vision

To support older people to lead fulfilling lives improving their health, well-being and quality of life. We promote the development of an inclusive community in Southwark in which older people support each other, are independent, active and connected to the wider community.

Our mission

Dynamic services and activities run by older people for older people, promoting good health, quality of life, active citizenship and lifelong learning.

Our Values

  1. Every older person matters
  2. Working with others, we empower, enable and support older people
  3. We are trustworthy, values-based, caring and competent people
  4. We are always willing to learn and innovate
  5. We deliver value for money.

Currently, our activities are:

Information, Advice and Guidance Service supports people aged 50+ to solve a wide range of problems, increase their income and increase access to services.  We offer help with welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment, consumer issues, transport and energy costs.

Chi Kung via Zoom combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.

Southwark Pensioners’ Action Group via Zoom, an established group affiliated to SPC, with active programme of meetings and events focused on raising awareness and campaigning on issues that affect the health and independence of older people.

The Southwark Local History Group via Zoom currently takes place every alternative Tuesday, with invited speakers giving talks on local London history.

Please see our website here.