Local activities and organisations that can help senior people to be active, healthy, and indpendent.

Wandsworth council have provided us with an updated list of organisations and activities supporting senior people in our borough. Please find below a list of services and a list of support for senior people.
Older couple

Age Well Battersea
Katherine Low Settlement (KLS)
To register your interest, contact Kerry at Age Well Battersea, 07960 108103 or email kerry@klsettlement.org.uk
Various locations in Battersea (focussing on Latchmere, St Mary’s Park and Queenstown wards) with  virtual Zoom sessions also delivered.
Eligibility: 60 Plus
Age Well Battersea offers residents in Battersea; storytelling, drawing and exercise sessions with interactive socials on Zoom

KLS Website

Elder’s programme
Katherine Low Settlement (KLS) 
108 Battersea High Street, London SW11 3HP
Call Sarah, Dawn, Lisa or Kerry on 020 7223 2845 or email sarahg@klsettlement.org.uk
Eligibility: 60 plus
Across our Elder’s programme we offer a wide range of social, creative and physical activities supporting health and wellbeing and reducing loneliness and isolation. We develop and regularly update our programme with our members to make sure it stays interesting and fun!

KLS Website

Age Well Roehampton
Hestia
To register your interest, contact on Heather Peterson heather.peterson@hestia.org  
or call 0208 767 8426.
Various locations in Roehampton and includes Putney Heath
Eligibility: 60 Plus
Age Well Roehampton offers guided walks and Yoga with further wellbeing activities being developed to include dance and journaling, in addition to I.T (digital) coaching sessions.  Members can also be signposted to other events in the Roehampton Area.

Hestia Website

Senior Alliance
Elays Network
68 St Rule Street, Battersea, London, SW8 3ED Telephone: 020 7720 6864
Eligibility: From 50+ (Move to Music exercise class)
Senior Alliance welcomes people of all genders and ethnicity into a safe, supportive and friendly environment and was developed to combat isolation for those living alone.  It is a chance for our community to come together and enjoy a nutritious meal, or take part in activities and socialise. 

Elays Network Website

Digital Inclusion
Elays Network
68 St Rule Street, Battersea, London, SW8 3ED Telephone: 020 7720 6864
Eligibility: Elders
The Elays Network takes an inter-generational approach to tackling digital exclusion amongst its elders.  A series of one-to-one and group workshops reaching up to 50 older residents.  These are supplemented by a series of videos produced by young members of the Somalian community that will show their elders how to go online to do practical tasks such as online shopping, sending emails, and filling in online forms. 

Elays Network Website 

Alzheimer's society Side by Side
Wandsworth Alzheimer's Society
Wandsworth Dementia Support
020 8687 0922 (Office opening times: Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00)
Borough wide
Consent is sought from the person with dementia, who must be able to understand and want to utilise the service; it is therefore most suitable for people in the early-to-mid stages of the condition, who want to stay connected and active but need support to continue to do so. 
Side by Side is a volunteer befriending service designed to enable people with dementia to keep active and engaged in their communities and to maintain activities and social connections. Visits are at an arranged regular time and day every week or fortnight. The service operates a waiting list when capacity is reached.

Alzheimers Society Side By Side Website

Be-A-Friend  and  Telephone Shopping Service
Age UK Wandsworth 549 Old York Road London SW18 1TQ
Phone number: 0208 877 8940
Email: info@ageukwandsworth.org.uk
Borough Wide in resident’s homes or community settings 
Eligibility: Open Access for residents over 60 
Regular volunteer home visits to older people; a telephone/web befriending service; birthday and Christmas cards; information and supported referrals to other services.
Telephone Shopping Service - Enables older, vulnerable residents to benefit from online shopping and to have groceries and household items delivered with no need for a computer.

AgeUK Wandsworth Website

Handyperson
Age UK Wandsworth 549 Old York Road, London, SW18 1TQ
Phone number: 0208 877 8940
Email: info@ageukwandsworth.org.uk
Borough Wide
Eligibility: Over 60 years
Practical help at £15/hour in resident’s homes, so residents can feel safe in their home and live independently. Services include fitting indoor grab-rails and handrails; fitting key safes; cleaning inside windows and downstairs outside windows; changing light bulbs, fuses and plugs etc.

AgeUK Wandsworth Website 

Wandsworth Asian Women’s Association
Mantle Court, Mapleton Rd, SW18 4AU
020 8875 9465
Open Access  service every Tuesday and Wednesday for Asian women over 60 years
The Project offers a lunch and social club for women in the Wandsworth Borough for two days a week offering a range of educational, social activities for older women having no other outlet, practical support for benefits, housing issues and any other type of individual help required. The Project employs two part time workers. The staff also do outreach work for housebound members.

Email Wandsworth Asian Women's Association

Age Activity Centre (AAC)
Hestia  AAC,
966 Garratt Lane, Tooting London SW17 0ND 
Contact us: 020 8767 8426
Eligibility: Open Access for residents over 60 
Aims to help Support people aged 60 and over to stay active, healthy and independent. It provides a friendly environment where older people can develop friendships and take part in activities that help them to maximise their talents and remain happy and independent. Lunch is available daily and refreshments are available throughout the day. There is a charge for some activities.

Hestia Website 

RISE SW11 
Regenerate-RISE 
St Michael's Church, Cobham Close, London, SW11 6SP 
Telephone: 020 7228 0245
Eligibility: Open Access for residents over 60 
Provides lunches, activities and outings for over 60s, including a visiting and support programme. Lunches consist of freshly prepared nutritional food. Regenerate-RISE uses two minibuses for transportation and can also provide visits at home and in hospital when necessary. The service also provides outreach support; advice and information sessions; support for carers and intergenerational activities. There is a charge for some activities.

Regenerate Rise Website  

RISE SW15
Regenerate-RISE 
The Platt Christian Centre 22 Felsham Road Putney London SW15 1DA 
Telephone: 020 8780 9330
Eligibility: Open Access for over 60s
Provides lunches, activities and outings for residents over 60,  including a visiting and support programme. Lunches consist of freshly prepared nutritional food. Regenerate-RISE uses two minibuses for transportation and can also provide visits at home and in hospital when necessary. The service also provides outreach support; advice and information sessions; support for carers and intergenerational activities. There is a charge for some activities.

Regenerate Rise Website  

Mushkil Assaan 
220-222 Upper Tooting Road, 1st Floor (Side Entrance) SW17 7EW
Telephone: 020 8672 6581
Eligibility: Open Access supporting primarily BAME individuals and families..
Offers free confidential advice, information, intervention and support to primarily BAME individuals. The centre offers an advocacy service to enable members from across the borough to access mainstream services, counselling and mediation, and crisis intervention.

Mushkil Assaan Website  

The Furzedown Project
91/93 Moyser Road, London SW16 6SL
Telephone: 020 8677 4283
Eligibility: Open Access for over 60’s
Provides health-promoting, social, educational, recreational and outreach activities for residents over 60, to prevent social isolation among older people and help to improve their health, well-being and independence. Many of these activity sessions are supported by assisted transport service to enable members with reduced mobility to attend. Also, TFP offer a home visiting service that gives friendship and conversation to people who find it very difficult to get out of their own home. There is a charge for some activities.

Furzedown Project Website  

Wandsworth Older People’s Forum 
Older People’s Forum The Anchor Church Centre, 273 Garratt Lane, SW18 4DU
Eligibility: Open access for residents over 60 
Hosts regular meetings for members and distributes over 4000 newsletters on a quarterly basis. There is an annual £5 charge for membership.

Wandsworth Older People's Forum Website  
 
Integrated Carer Support Services
Wandsworth Carers centre – Services for Carers. Wandsworth Carers’ Centre is the lead provider of Carers Partnership Wandsworth.
Monday – Friday 09:30 – 17:30
Telephone: 020 8675 0811
46 Balham High Road, Balham, SW12 9AQ
Open access for residents with unpaid caring responsibilities
Support for unpaid carers in their caring role to have a life outside of caring and to have a voice. Services include information and advice, back care, training, peer support, respite and dementia cafes.

Wandsworth Carer's Centre Website 

Wandsworth Council Adult Social Services
Our contact details:
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Telephone: (020) 8871 7707 SMS Phone: 07940 775107
Email: accessteam@wandsworth.gov.uk
Write to them at:
Wandsworth Council Adult Social Care Wandsworth High Street London, SW18 2PU
For information on local services please visit CarePlace www.careplace.org.uk

Wandsworth Council Adult Social Care Website

Support to improve access to digital hardware, data and training for adults in Wandsworth:
The following support is being provided for people who are at risk of being left behind as more and more services shift to digital ways of working.

Katherine Low Settlement - Tech Up Battersea
Katherine Low Settlement’s “Tech Up Battersea” will support 150 older and vulnerable adults in Battersea by establishing a team of volunteers to assess each individual’s digital needs and provide advice, training and ongoing support.  They will also work with partners to help residents living on low incomes access digital devices and data.  For more information, please contact Sarah Goodall at sarahg@klsettlement.org.uk or by phoning 020 7223 2845.

KLS Website

Elays Network
Elays Network will take an inter-generational approach to tackling digital exclusion.  A series of one-to-one and group workshops have supported 40 older residents thus far.  These are supplemented by a series of four videos produced by young members of the Somalian community that will show older residents how to go online to do practical tasks such as online shopping, sending emails, completing the census and booking NHS appointments.  For more information, please contact Abdirahman Xirsi at axirsi@elaysnetwork.com or by phoning 020 7720 6864.

Elays Network Website

Community Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service
Community Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (CDARS) works with some of the most vulnerable people in our society who have a range of issues related to substance misuse.  Since lockdown, 10% of their clients have received little support because they do not have access to phones, tablets or data.  CDARS is supporting 10 clients per quarter with IT equipment, data and remote one-to-one training.  For more information, please contact Franco Toma at franco.toma@cdars.org.uk or phone 0203 872 8217.

CDARS Website

Age UK Wandsworth
Age UK Wandsworth (AUKW) is expanding their DigiPals service which offers drop-in digital support for older people in local libraries and sheltered accommodation.  The expanded service offers a “try before you buy” service where 35 older people are loaned devices for three months at a time.  These devices will be equipped with remote support so volunteers can continue to offer one-to-one training as well as a series of group sessions.  AUKW is now on to its second tranche of service users with almost half of the older people who completed the first tranche deciding to buy their own device following the three-month loan. For more information, please contact digipals@ageukwandsworth.org.uk or phone 020 8877 8940. 

AgeUK Wandsworth Website

The Furzedown Project
The Furzedown Project has provided 25 members with broadband and Zoom enabled i-Pads.  Other members are being helped switch to phone and broadband packages which ultimately may be less expensive than their current telephone only tariff.  A number of Alexa devices and plug-ins will also be provided to members who are housebound, allowing them to monitor, control and schedule electrical appliances in their homes.  For more information, contact Mick Morrell at manager@furzedownproject.org or by phoning 020 8677 4283.

Furzedown Project Website

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