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Older People's Programme

The Copleston Centre has a long and proud tradition of work with older people.  

We provide a range of culturally diverse activities and events which enable older people to: volunteer;  socialise and build relationships; develop new skills; share talents and improve physical and mental well-being. 

We regularly consult with the people who use our services and our programme is designed to respond to and cater for our diverse community and their wide range of interests . All sessions take place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can meet new people, see old friends, share and learn new skills and suggest ideas for the programme.

Over the past three years, thanks to funding from the City Bridge Trust, Southwark Charities, London Community Foundation, United St Saviour's Charity, Southwark Council and others, our programme has developed and enabled us to increase our reach and range of activities and build new relationships with individuals, organisations and funders.

While challenges of Covid-19 prevented us from providing many of our activities face-to-face, thanks to funder flexibility, we were able to keep in contact with people through phone calls and email,  and deliver our services differently via video, Facebook Live, Rooms and Whatsapp groups.  We also piloted our Real Meals service with Level Six Foods which has since gone from strength to strength. 

We are now back in the building with face-to-face sessions at the centre, lunches in our Community Cafe, cultural trips and local walks and  most importantly, keeping in touch with all our participants in whatever way suits them.  

We always welcome adults of other age groups when there is space on our older people's programme, to help create an inclusive multi-generational community.

The Copleston Centre is close to the centre of Peckham and served by the following buses: P13 is 3 minutes walk away (bus stop: Ivanhoe Road); 40, 42, 176, 185 and 484  are 10 minutes walk away (bus stop: Elsie Road and Ondine Road); East Dulwich and Peckham Rye stations are 10 and 20 minutes walk away.