Ageing Well

Closed 8 May 2016

Opened 25 Nov 2015

Feedback expected 30 Jun 2016


We want Southwark to be an "age-friendly" place.

What is an age-friendly world?

It is a place that enables people of all ages to actively take part in community activities. It is a place that treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. It is a place that makes it easy to stay connected to those around you and those you love. It is a place that helps people stay healthy and active. And it is a place that helps those who can no longer look after themselves to live with dignity and enjoyment.

Southwark is already taking active steps towards becoming more age-friendly. However, many barriers persist. Some of these are physical, for example, poorly designed buildings or lack of public transport, but many barriers result simply from the way we think about ageing and the way we view and treat older people.

We are developing an action plan to become more age friendly and address the barriers to living and ageing well in Southwark.

But we want to know what you think. Tell us how we can make Southwark more age friendly.

Please note, the deadline for this consultation has been extended by one week until 8 May to give residents more time to respond.

What Happens Next

The consultation has now closed. We are currently reading the responses and will publish the results and our next steps here by the end of September 2016.


  • Ageing Well workshop

    From 30 Jan 2016 at 13:15 to 30 Jan 2016 at 14:00

    We'll be discusing how to make Southwark a more age-friendly place before the next Borough, Bankside and Walworth Community Council.

    Everyone is welcome. The address is Pembroke House Community Centre & St. Christopher’s Church, 80 Tatum Street, London SE17 1QR.

    For more information about the meeting, please visit

    Community Councils are regular public meetings for residents to discuss local issues with councillors and council staff. The Community Council will start straight after the workshop at 2pm.


  • Camberwell Green
  • Chaucer
  • Faraday
  • Newington
  • Peckham
  • Peckham Rye
  • Rotherhithe
  • South Bermondsey
  • Surrey Docks


  • Anyone from any background


  • Older People