Happy New Year from everyone at Age UK Lambeth

Dear Friend,

We hope that you have had a fantastic Christmas and new year and that you are looking forward to what 2018 will bring you.  At Age UK Lambeth we spent 2017 empowering thousands of older people to achieve a full quality of life culminating in our Christmas Day Dinner for 40 people who would otherwise be on their own.

Our 2018 new year’s resolutions are to reach more people, continue to grow and improve our services and raise more money to pay for all of this!  Please read on for ways that you could make a resolution to support our resolutions.


Get Fit – why not sign up for a 25km, 50km or 100km ultra challenge to inspire you to get fit and raise money for Age UK Lambeth?  There are 8 challenges to choose from and if you sign up before February 11th you can get 2 for 1 on registration fees.  Find a friend and sign up today!!! Click here to find out more and register (remember to choose Age UK Lambeth as your charity).


Volunteer – volunteering is a great way to give back to your community in your spare time. We have many roles available including joining a local events fundraising group and befriending. Email for more information.


Give something up – if you are quitting something in 2018 why not donate the money that you save to Age UK Lambeth.  You can make a donation here


Write a will – Approximately 2/3 of adults have not written a will and 1/3 will go on to die intestate meaning their final wishes will go unheeded. If your new year’s resolution is to get organised and write a will this year then please consider leaving a legacy to Age UK Lambeth. You can find out more by clicking here.


Have more fun -if you haven’t already then why not join My Social? Open to all ages and with FREE membership, being a member of MYsocial gives you access to our calendar of events. We want to help you discover friendships, connect with your community, and do things that make you happy. Click here to find out more and join.


Experience the thrill of a lifetime – if you really want to challenge yourself in 2018 then why not sign up to do a skydive and raise money for us? The ‘drop-zone’ is less than 60 minutes from London and is organised through UK Skydive. Find out more here.
We hope our list has given you some inspiration. Whatever you choose to do in 2018 and whether you set any new years resolutions or not, we hope that you will be doing it alongside Age UK Lambeth.

Thank you for supporting us, best wishes

Claire Nethersole
Community & Corporate Fundraiser


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Public workshop: Imagine the Future of London and the UK

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Imagine the Future of London & the UK


Join Future Assembly and Ovalhouse for a workshop for TEENS and OVER 60s to imagine the future of London and the UK, and help bring a positive voice to the post-Referendum debate.

Free and open to the public
September 10: from 10:00-17:00
September 11: from 10:00-17:00
Ovalhouse Theatre, London
Future Assembly and Ovalhouse are hosting a two-day public workshop on the future of London and the UK in the next 10 years. WIRED Creative Fellow Annette Mees will lead a collaborative and interactive session. The stories we tell about the future impact our actions in the present. What do you imagine for the year 2026?

Future Assembly brings together everyday people to create and share extraordinary ideas about the future.

After Brexit, a group  came together committed to using the arts to create inclusive dialogue. The result is a project bringing together teenagers and over-60s in London, Exeter, Ipswich, Liverpool and Newcastle to co-create visions of the future of the country.

To start the debate, they are holding 5 ‘Future Assemblies’ across the country, bringing teens and over-60s together at creative workshops to share ideas, hopes and aspirations. In a two-day intensive Future/Change Lab they will use various tools to co-create a vision of the kind of the futures we want to happen 10 years from now.

The ideas will be turned into artworks, videos, GIFs and a book, to help explore how we can transform our world over the next 10 years and co-create the best possible nation for all.

Thy are also looking for a broad mix of views. We are looking to create as much diversity as possible within each of the Labs – socio-economical, political, gender, 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants and those whose families have been on this island for longer.

What kind of UK do we want to hand over to 2026?

Who is leading The Future Assembly?
The project has been initiated by Annette Mees, Creative Fellow for Wired / The Space and Abby Nocon, Creative Futurist. It is based on a cross continent project in development called the Almanac of the Future, where they brings together 15 year olds with 65 year olds to imagine the future 50 years. They will be joined by a local artist.

What kind of people are you looking for?
We are not looking for any particular ‘type’ of people. The people who take part will be the right people. If you are interested in making the future then we are looking for you!
We are looking for a roughly equal mix of teenagers and over 60s.
We are looking for a broad mix of views. We are looking to create as much diversity as possible within each of the Labs – socio-economical, political, gender, 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants and those whose families have been on this island for longer.

Do I have to be available for both days?
Preference will be given to people who are able to commit to the workshop for both days, but let us know and we’ll see what we can do!

Will I have a good time?
Yes! You’ll get to do lots of talking and be creative. We’ll provide lunch on both days and make sure there is plenty of tea, coffee and soft drinks. Here are some quotes from our Liverpool Assembly:
Maya: “Truly an unique and stimulating experience. It was incredible to be pioneers of project and I was so inspired by the people who collaborated and worked on the project and the participants I met at the Unity Liverpool /Future Assembly. It was a fantastic way to get to know people. Thank you for the opportunity.”
Anna: “It was amazing and made me think long and hard about the past, the now and the future! Lovely people generous with their time and energy. Thanks to all who made it such an entertaining and rewarding two days.”

How much will it cost me?
This is a free event. It won’t cost you anything!

What happens to my input afterwards?
Your ideas will be turned into artworks, videos and GIFs, to help us explore how we can transform our world over the next 10 years and co-create the best possible nation for all.  The findings will also be collected in a book.

And finally – here are some quotes which are inspiring the Future Assembly project:
“We have to free our mind, imagine what has never happened before and write social fiction. We need to imagine things to make them happen. If you don’t imagine, it will never happen” – Muhammad Yunus
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead



Older People’s Information Directory

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Age UK Lambeth has compiled an Older People’s Information Directory for older people in Lambeth and Southwark. It contains details of services and support for older people; for use by professionals, service users and their carers.

What is it for?
The aim of the directory is to help health and social care professionals look beyond their immediate sphere of influence, understand service configuration in a new way and keep up with the pace of change. It will enable improvements in support for older people and their carers in relation to preventing and reducing the impact of crises which could result in admittance to acute hospital services or residential care packages. It also aims to promote smaller voluntary and community groups, and some relevant businesses, so that more older people are aware of the support available locally. There is no fee to have an organisation represented on the directory, and Age UK Lambeth will not sell on any information.

How do I use it?
The Older People’s Information Directory is a website designed to make accessing information as simple and straightforward as possible. It is publicly accessible and searchable, or you can also view by category such as “Staying Active”, or in an A-Z list. Each listing can be viewed in more detail with links to related information such as factsheets. Users can also save favourite pages within the Older People’s Information Directory and print or email them to others.
The directory has a collection of various local and national services ranging from housing to social clubs but is initially focussed on the health topics set out by Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (dementia, nutrition, falls and infections).

How will it be kept accurate?
The directory has staff dedicated to building up the information on services and checking that the information is up-to-date. There is also an “issue” button alongside each entry so that users of the directory can let staff know of any updates or problems with the entry.

Can I use it now?
Yes – the directory can be accessed through the Age UK Lambeth website homepage or on You are welcome to use it and feedback on the directory is very welcome.

Please contact Rose Booker on 020 7733 0528 or for further information.