Thames Path Challenge 2015

Get on your walking shoes and have fun!  Raise money to help older people in Lambeth by joining the Thames Path Challenge.  One of our volunteers, Jennifer Martin, has set up a team to fundraise by doing the Challenge on 12 September.  It is 15 miles from Putney to Hampton Court – and it is flat and easy walking.

 

Presented by Karis Pentecost www.twitter.com/karispentecost

Karis shot this video in Brixton while preparing to run the 2015 London Marathon in support of Age UK.

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Our services

Older People's Directory

Lambeth and Southwark Older People's Information Directory

Age UK Lambeth has compiled a directory containing details of services and support for older people. There are also key documents from organisations like Age UK and the local Councils, allowing you to download factsheets and leaflets at the touch of a button.

Handyperson Service

Our Handyperson Service carries out minor repairs, improvements or adaptations to enable older people to maintain their independence and live in a warm, weather tight, safe and secure home; improve their quality of life, health and wellbeing; prevent accidents and illness which could result in admission to hospital;and signpost older people to other services.

Befriending service

Our Befriending Service is for older people who may feel socially isolated and lonely. Our main target client group are the 9,800 (40%) Lambeth residents aged over 65 who live alone. We match each individual applicant with a suitable volunteer who visits their home for at least one hour a week to keep them company and have a chat.

Make a donation

Age UK Lambeth is a charity that provides not for profit services. We are dependent on external funding and donations to carry out our work. Services like Befriending and the Vida Walsh Activity Centre can only currently be provided via voluntary fundraising.

Our work in the community

  • Safe and Independent Living

    Agencies working together to support older people in Lambeth have launched a multi-agency referral scheme, designed to streamline health and social care. Filling in one quick and easy form enables multiple agencies to be alerted to the needs of an individual.

    More about SAIL

  • Volunteering

    Age UK Lambeth’s mission is to support and work with older people to achieve a full and enjoyable quality of life. The range and quality of services we provide is only possible through the help of the volunteers who work with us. Volunteer with us to meet new people, widen your experience, share your skills, have fun and be challenged.

    More about volunteering

  • Vida Walsh Activity Centre

    The Vida Walsh Activity Centre, located in the heart of Brixton off Windrush Square, is fully accessible and has a hearing loop system. Its extensive programme offers a wide range of activities designed to help older people create and achieve goals for a happier life.

    Discover more

  • Celebrating Age Festival

    Age UK Lambeth’s 17th annual Celebrating Age Festival begins on the United Nations International Day of Older Persons on 1st October 2015 and will include many events for Lambeth residents over 55 years!

    This year's Celebrating Age