Our partnerships are a fantastic way to inspire your employees and customers with your company’s values, and make a huge difference in your community.
You’ll be supporting your local community in Southwark and Lambeth, and play a key role in tackling loneliness and isolation across south London.
At the same time, you’ll be at the forefront of the national conversation around tackling loneliness. South London Cares is part of The Cares Family, a network of local charities that have connected 23,000 older and younger neighbours across the UK since 2011. Our model has demonstrated impact through two independent evaluations, and our founder worked with the government in 2018 to launch the first-ever government-level loneliness strategy at a Cares Family event.
We tailor our partnerships to help your business achieve your CSR goals and a dedicated partnership manager will work with you every step of the way. Below are some of the ways we could work with you.
Contact us to discuss a partnership with South London Cares.
We provide bespoke team volunteering sessions for our corporate partners. They’re a fantastic way for colleagues to bond and have fun, and make a direct impact by sharing time, laughter and friendship with older neighbours in our community. Volunteering opportunities include group social clubs with older neighbours, with activities ranging from quizzes to office parties. We can work with you to design activities that best utilise the interests and skills of your volunteers.
We can work with you to design an exciting calendar of team fundraising events for your employees to enjoy. From 5k fun runs to marathon walks, we have a wide range of events for your teams to get involved in. We also have our own unique challenges like the #RemoteRelay 10k, which are themed to the issue of loneliness. For those who’d prefer a less active challenge, we have resources to host bake sales, sweepstakes, and much more. Your teams will receive fundraising support and branded team materials like sign up forms and certificates.
We want your colleagues and customers to know the difference you’re making by partnering with us. We’ll share regular updates on the stories made possible by your donations and fundraising. At the end of our partnership, we’ll create a bespoke report.
“The Cares Family are doing fantastic work to make older people feel at home in the cities we all love. We at Octopus couldn’t be prouder to have supported them over the last few years. Judging by the number of our colleagues who have volunteered, it’s obvious that everybody here at Octopus has enjoyed the opportunity to get to know their older neighbours a little better – be it through the regular social clubs that the charities arrange, or indeed by welcoming them to our headquarters.
And it’s been heartwarming to see how the grants we have made have helped to build a vibrant, fast-growing community network that benefits us everybody, young or old. The Cares Family: we love you!”
Stuart Sheppard, Octopus Investments.