Many local businesses contribute to their community through South London Cares, bringing their expertise, employees and space to bear for the benefit of their older neighbours.
South London has undergone rapid gentrification in the past five years. Sometimes this trend, which is beyond all of our individual control, has meant that people who've been at the very heart of the community for decades have lost touch with their neighbourhood, or felt left behind.
Visits to businesses within Southwark and Lambeth helps all our neighbours – long-standing and those still laying down roots – to understand the world beyond their doors. Below are just a few ways businesses have already made a difference to their community.
If you are a business within the borough and would like to welcome your neighbours through South London Cares, please contact Charlie on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The wonderful team at The Old Red Lion in Kennington first invited their older neighbours over for a drink in February 2016. Since then, they’ve welcomed John, Rene and friends back every month for smiles, jokes and anecdotes, and Pub Club has become a staple South London Cares event.
Cloudflare are an internet security firm based in London Bridge who've kindly been lending their office space to South London Cares for our evening inductions for over a year. Simon and co also welcomed their older neighbours over for a special visit which included afternoon tea, a tour of their office and even a selfie competition!
Franco Manca have repeatedly welcomed their community to their restaurants in Brixton Village and East Dulwich. Older neighbours learn the secrets behind their delicious pizza, as well as making their own dough and, of course, tasting the famous sourdough delights.
South London Cares regularly visits the Southbank Centre. Our neighbours are treated to tours of the beautiful venue and current exhibitions, lunchtime concerts and dance workshops.