We had a brilliantly festive day with the Walworth Golden Oldies, supporting the amazing Christmas lunch it throws each year for the community’s elders, predominantly those from the Windrush generation.


This amazing local charity is part of the wider Golden Oldies community care project, founded in 1991 by the Reverend Lillian Frances. It encourages healthy living and social gatherings for Walworth’s 60+ community, with a particular focus on those of Afro-Caribbean descent.


Programme Manager Sandra works magic, bringing together a network of 40 or so local elders  for lunch – week in, week out. Keeping everyone active with bingo, quizes, chair-based yoga and much more.


The charity’s work to keep older people physically active, independent and fully participating in their community is absolutely in keeping with our own vision for our proposed redevelopment of Chatelain House further up the Walworth Road – a largely-derelict and unloved site, which we will be breathing new life into.


Our proposals put the Walworth community at the heart of the project, with a new public courtyard garden, affordable new homes and a dedicated community kitchen, designed to connect the area’s diverse communities, young and old.





We’re looking forward to continuing to work with, learn from and support Sandra, her team, and Walworth’s golden oldies, who know the community and its needs so well.

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