Beneficiaries of Link Age Southwark at the Wednesday social group
More than 250 older people will receive support to make friends and become part of their communities, thanks to a grant of £60,000 from London Freemasons to the Link Age Southwark charity.
The project aims to find connections and friends for older people and those living with dementia in the community, which will reduce loneliness and social isolation, improve health and wellbeing and support people to live independently in their own homes.
One of Link Age Southwark’s main projects is its befriending service, which matches over a hundred older people and those with dementia every year with volunteers who are looking for friends or local connections. Time is put into creating the best matches, with most relationships lasting between five and ten years.