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 5 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 Tess on [email protected]
Franco Manca have repeatedly welcomed their community to their restaurant in Brixton Village. Older neighbours learn the secrets of their delicious pizza making, make their own dough and taste the famous sourdough pizzas!
South London Cares visits the Southbank Centre once every two months. Our neighbours are treated to a tour of this beautiful venue, learning one or two unqiue facts along they way. They're also treated to a lunchtime concert and a visit to the current exhibition.
The Camberwell Arms welcomed their Dulwich neighbours to lunch. With delicious courses like scotch bonnet toast, our neighbours enjoyed a three-course meal in this award-winning local restaurant.
We also work with these wonderful businesses across Southwark and Lambeth and would like to thank them for their generous support: