South London Cares' pro-active outreach work harnesses the time and connections of young professionals to identify and introduce older neighbours to our wider network and programmes.
Our innovative Winter Wellbeing project, for example, helps neighbours to stay warm, active, healthy and connected during the most isolating time of year – and through that programme alone young professionals have shared thousands of face-to-face conversations with older neighbours.
Most of our outreach work is performed by our dedicated staff team. Working with local partners across the public, private and community sectors, we place ourselves in places that encounter older neighbours at risk of isolation all the time – including chemists, GP surgeries, pubs, betting shops, and local estates and TRAs.
Getting involved in our outreach work requires time in concentrated bursts, and so this programme is currently closed to young people wanting to support the charity and will re-open in winter 2017/18.
In the meantime, if you would like to support us in other ways, why not take on a fundraising challenge to help fund our next Winter Wellbeing project?