Community Update – April 2019

Issue content:

PCN Updates
Link Age Southwark
Old Kent Road – Museum of Us
The Listening Place
Imagining Futures
Time & Talents – Stroke Club


PCN Update

Just a reminder, that there is a template available on EMIS for PCNs to record discussions with patients. A guide for how to access this is available here. Use of the template is completely optional but it is helpful for capturing all of the great work being done by PCNs in north Southwark!


Link Age Southwark

Dulwich Community Hospital, East Dulwich Grove, London, SE22 8PT

Link Age Southwark is a small, local charity working across Southwark to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older people over the age of 60, and people living with a diagnosis of dementia. They provide a volunteer befriending service, a range of 25 activity groups including seated gentle exercise and 3 specialised dementia groups, which take place in community settings and sheltered housing across the borough. Their volunteers also provide help with transport and light in-home practical tasks. They currently support over 600 older people and a team of over 400 fully screened and trained volunteers.

Link Age Southwark’s team of service co-ordinators conduct a full in-home assessment of the needs of each older person before they enrol into their services as well as completing a SAIL Assessment, linking them to other local services.

You can make a referral to Link Age Southwark here at or call 020 8299 2623 for more information. Visit their website here.


Old Kent Road – Museum of Us

 231 Old Kent Road, London, SE1 5LU 

231 Old Kent Road is a new community space for Old Kent Road. It’s a place where local residents, businesses and community groups can share ideas and get involved in the plans for the area’s future. The aim is to bring together the whole community to help shape development of the Old Kent Road over the next 20 years.

231 Old Kent Road will open on Friday 5 April, starting with free exhibitions and a programme of events titled Museum of Us. It is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 5pm (8pm on Thursday and Friday).

There will be events from a Smart-Phone Photography workshop by acclaimed photographer Suki Dhanda, to walking tours of historic pubs in the area and tea coaster making! Please visit their website for a full list of event details.


Listening Place

 3 Meade Mews, London SW1P 4EG

The Listening Place offers a warm and welcoming environment; somewhere that individuals can talk openly about their feelings without being judged or being given advice. They provide on-going support from trained, non-judgemental volunteers, which can continue over a number of weeks, if this is appropriate.

The Listening Place is not a drop-in centre – all visitors are seen by appointment. Anyone aged 18 years and over can be referred to The Listening Place.

The Listening Place is open for appointments between 9.00 and 21.00 – 7 days a week.

You can visit their website here.


Imagining Futures

Referrals sought for new arts and wellbeing programme for young women with emotional difficulties and a history of self-harming or attempted suicide: the national and specialist Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services at the Maudsley hospital are collaborating with Ovalhouse, a well-recognised creative arts centre in South London, to deliver a community-embedded service innovation for young women in Lambeth and Southwark.

The Imagining Futures project is currently recruiting young people to its 2019 round of free skills groups and is encouraging referrals from GPs. Weekly groups will combine expert mental health provision with front-line arts participation in a ten month programme for young women aged 14-18 years with emotional difficulties/dysregulation, who have a history of self-harming or attempted suicide. Priority will be given to individuals who are currently unable to access routine clinical services for whatever reason.

Please see their website for further details. To refer to the programme, email Imagining Futures programme team or call 07493 272 294.


Time & Talents – Stroke Club

The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JE 

Join the Time & Talents Stroke Club, held Wednesday’s, 1-3pm. On 3 April, the group will be going bowling at Surrey Quays! On 10 April, it’ll be a World of Sport! Where possible, each group incorporates a short physical and brain gym exercise.

If you have any questions please contact Ollie by calling 0207 232 5668 or by email.

Please note, there is no group on 17/24 April – but it’ll be resuming again on 1 May with an exercise class!



  • Please see the flyer for the events being held in April by South London Cares. From film clubs to Morris dancing workshops – there’s something for everyone!
  • Blackfriars Settlement hosts many Positive Ageing events. Pleasee see their flyer for more information on their poetry clubs, craft afternoons, reading groups and more!