Monthly Archives: May 2019

Community Update – May 2019

Issue content:

Citizens Advice – Help to Claim
South London Cares
Village Voices (A Night of Folk, Blues and Pop)
Time and Talents
Blackfriars Settlement
Public Health England Campaign Resource Centre


Citizens’ Advice -help to claim

 8 Market Place, Southwark Park Road, SE16 3UQ

Citizens Advice’s Help to Claim service can support you in the early stages of your Universal Credit claim; from the application through to any query you may have. It is free, independent and confidential.Their team of trained advisers can assist you with:

  • Setting up your Universal Credit account
  • Helping you during the time you have to wait for your first payment
  • Completing your claim
  • Verifying your identity
  • Making sure you’re providing the right evidence to the Jobcentre
  • Understanding what Universal Credit will mean for you
  • Any other general Universal Credit enquiry

To contact please call 0800 144 8444, fill out an enquiry form or visit their website.


South London Cares

Various locations across Southwark 

South London Cares hold a variety of events for people aged 65 and over across Southwark and Lambeth. All events are hosted by young people who want to meet you and hear your stories. Share your skills and learn new ones, whilst making new friends in your community!Activities include:

  • A film club meeting for a a screening of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at Draper Hall, Thursday 2 May, 6-8pm
  • May Day Celebrations at the Moorlands Community Centre, Saturday 4 May, 11am-1pm 
  • Chair Yoga at Blackfriars John Marshall Hall, Monday 13 May, 2.30-4.30pm
  • A tour of the gardens at the Horniman Museum, Monday 20 May, 3-5pm 

Please see the flyer for more information about attending these events and what else there is on offer!


Village Voices (a night of folk, blues and pop)

 The Crown & Greyhound Pub, 73 Dulwich Village, Dulwich, London SE21 7BJ

Join Link Age Southwark on Saturday 4 May, 8-10pm, for a night of live music performed by Deptford Wives, The Trylls & guests. Tickets are £5 on the door (cash only) and proceeds go towards Link Age Southwark.


Time & Talents

The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch Street, London SE16 4JE

Time & Talents have a wide variety of activities so you’re sure to find one you’ll enjoy. This month we’re highlighting Coffee & Chill – a friendly coffee break for parents with the occasional pampering treat! This is free to attend and takes place every Tuesday between 11am and 12pm at T&T2 in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre.

Also on at Time & Talents this month is their Fizzy Family Fun Day, which takes place on the first Saturday of every month between 2 and 4pm. This is an afternoon of exciting seasonal activities including music, arts and games for all the family. Head down to T&T2 at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre to see what’s going on!

Strengthen your core, relieve stress and work with your breath to connect your mind and body at Pilates. This is held at 6pm at T&T2 at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre. There is a cost of £5 per session but this can be waived for those with limited financial means.



Blackfriars Settlement

1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB 

Head down to Blackfriars Settlement to take part in some of the Positive Ageing events that are on this month. These include:
  • A free Mosaic workshop at Rowland Hill House. This is being held between 10.30am-1.30pm on 8, 15, 22 and 29 May (you need to be able to attend all 4 workshops).
  • A free trip to the Tower of London on 31 May at 11.30am – make sure to bring a packed lunch!
  • Pat’s Bingo on 11 May at Queensborough Hall at 12.30pm.
  • Sunday lunch club will be held on 12 and 19 May, 11.30am-3.30pm. Lunch costs £5.50. An Indian dance session will be running at the same time!


Public Health England Campaign Resource Centre

Click here to view the Public Health England Campaign Resource Centre. You’ll find useful packs and toolkits for a variety of public health campaigns, including Diabetes Awareness Week and Sepsis.