Summer Health Promotion Programme

 

15 - 21 May is Dementia Awareness Week. This is organised by Alzheimer's Society to raise awareness of the condition and promote the message that the hundreds of thousands of families that are touched by demetia every year don't have to face it alone, and to encourage them to get in touch with Alzheimer's Society.
As part of Dementia Awareness Week, many local organisations are running events and information sessions. Age UK Lewisham and Southwark is running three dementia friends sessions this week. For more information on this, please click through to the full news article below.
Visit Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Awareness Week page
Visit the Dementia Friends site to view a list of events in your area15 - 21 May is Dementia Awareness Week. This is organised by Alzheimer's Society to raise awareness of the condition and promote the message that the hundreds of thousands of families that are touched by demetia every year don't have to face it alone, and to encourage them to get in touch with Alzheimer's Society.

The London Borough of Southwark as part of the Weathering Well initiative has funded the Age UK Lewisham and Southwark Summer Health Promotion Programme.

AUKLS will be delivering a range of activities to support older people stay well during the summer months. The Programme is focused on reaching vulnerable older residents who are at risk of health problems that can arise as a result of hot weather, heatwaves and associated poor air quality.

This includes a range of awareness raising and information giving initiatives and the delivery of community based activities through a small grants scheme, as well as working with local partners to achieve this.

View the Weathering Well page on the Community Connections blog

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Age UK Lewisham and Southwark is a local charity who provides essential support to those over 50 in Lewisham and Southwark.

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Age UK Lewisham and Southwark’s ethos is to empower older people to make choices and take control of their lives and support, with our overall aim being to improve life for older people, especially those who are vulnerable and frail.

We are passionate about delivering services that match our ethos and currently provide a wide variety of services ranging from complex care services to smaller projects, with the aim to negate the financial, emotional and physical challenges that can arise in later life.

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How we can help

Information & Advice

We offer free and confidential information and advice on matters such as help with benefits, housing, debt and community care.

This is provided through our telephone advice line, appointments, drop ins and home visits.

NOTE: The drop-in session at Stones End Day Centre, SE1 on Thursday 23rd June will finish one hour earlier than normal, and will run from 10am to 12pm. Please attend as early as you are able to help ensure you can be seen.

The drop-in sessions at our Yalding Healthy Living Centre, SE16 are cancelled on Wednesday 29th June and Friday 1st July.

Independent Living Services

Practical services and regular support to help older people live independently and safely at home.

Services for people aged 50+ including: a handyperson service, support to find new activities, exercise classes, clubs and day care, free home fire safety visits, benefits advice, shopping, housework and toenail cutting, support for carers and much more.

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Age UK Organisational Quality Standards

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark has achieved the Organisational Quality Standards (OQS) for local Age UKs in England. The OQS are assessed externally and endorsed by the Charity Commission.

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Age UK Lewisham and Southwark has also holds the Information & Advice Quality Programme (IAQP) which recognises the consistent, relevant and effective advice we provide to our clients.

 

Advice Quality Standards

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark has also achieved the Advice Quality Standards (AQS) recognising the high standard and quality of our Information and Advice service.

More information about AQS