What We Stand For

Underpinning all that we do are the following principles:


We are friendly, helpful, kind and caring, open to all. A place where older people can come no matter what the problem and where no one has to feel lonely.


We listen to the voices of older people and act as a conduit so that others hear them too.

Equality and Diversity:

We value and respect all people no matter their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, political views, sex or sexual orientation; identifying and tackling the barriers (financial, social and physical) that prevent older people from leading fulfilled and rewarding lives.


We empower older people, individuals, pensioners’ groups and those working with older people to promote the well-being and independence of the over 50s.

Self help:

We believe in services and activities run by older people for older people, supporting older people, individuals and groups to plan and lead activities and events that promote healthy lifestyles, community participation and active citizenship combating loneliness and isolation.

Lifelong learning:

We support and enable older people to learn, experience new things and acquire new skills.

The three Ps:

–  Partnership: We work with older people and others to innovate and create the best for older people in Southwark to meet their individual needs and aspirations.

–  Proactive, positive people: We work with, develop and support our trustees, staff and volunteers to be proactive, positive and to do their best for older people in Southwark to help them meet their individual needs and aspirations.

Prudent: We are financially prudent, carefully using funds raised to offer free or low cost, accessible services and activities