Independent Living Services

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark offers a range of Independent Living Services to help you to stay healthy and independent in your home for as long as possible. Click on the links below for more information about the services.

  • Homecare Quality Check

    Our voluntary Lay Inspectors are older people, trained by Age UK Lewisham and Southwark.

    Homecare Quality Check

  • Handyperson Service

    We can help you with a wide range of light repair jobs around your home and garden.

    Handyperson Service

  • Happy Feet Service

    Age UK Lewisham and Southwark provides a not-for-profit toenail cutting service called Happy Feet.

    Happy Feet Service

  • Help at Home Service

    Domestic and social support to keep you independent in your own home.

    Help at Home Service

  • Safe and Independent Living (Southwark SAIL and Lewisham SAIL Connections)

    The SAIL projects reach out to older people in their own homes, helping them to access the services they choose, to maintain their independence, safety and well-being.


  • SAIL Care Navigation

    The SAIL Care Navigation project supports older people and their carers living in the Borough of Southwark to participate in their local community and access the full range of services available, including leisure and social activities.

    Care Navigation

  • Self Directed Support

    If you ever need support in your own home to remain independent, recruiting and employing your own staff may be preferable. Find out more about Being Your Own Boss:

    Be Your Own Boss

  • Keeping People Connected

    A project to support older people entering care homes to stay in touch with their former communities. This project has now ended, please check out the final report below.

    Keeping People Connected Project Report