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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.

  • Safe and Independent Living (Southwark S.A.I.L.™ and Lewisham S.A.I.L. Connections™)

    The S.A.I.L. 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.

  • S.A.I.L. Care Navigation

    The S.A.I.L. 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.

  • Food2You

    Food2You is an exciting new shopping delivery service aimed at older people in Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth who are experiencing or at risk of malnutrition. It will be flexible and fully accessible, supporting people aged 50+ to live more healthy, independent and dignified lives. 

  • Weathering Well

    Age UK Lewisham and Southwark supports thousands of older people from a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds each year to live healthily and safely during hot or cold weather.

Some Independent Living Services have ended and are no longer in operation. Click here to see details of our former services Be Your Own Boss (self directed support), Keeping People Connected and Homecare Quality Check.

The Be Your Own Boss project was funded for 2 years and came to an end in May 2015. This project suggested that if you ever need support in your own home to remain independent, recruiting and employing your own staff may be preferable. Barbara Wilson (the project Coordinator) has put together an easy read Step By Step Guide based on her direct experience with older people in Southwark, which you can download here.

If you want to talk it through please contact Fay Hall the manager at Stroke Care on 020 7277 1188.

You can download the final report of the Keeping People Connected project here. This service aimed to support older people entering care homes to stay in touch with their former communities.

You can download the porject findings for Homecare Quality Check here. The service checked local authority contracted home care for local older people.