The Furzedown Project was established in 1975 by the late Dr. Norman Levinson, as a self-help, user-led organisation. In 2015 we celebrated our 40th Anniversary, and we are proud to continue the legacy founded by Dr. Levinson.
It is an open access activities centre for people who are 60+, operating in the south of Wandsworth Borough, notably in the Furzedown, Tooting and Streatham areas.
Our purpose is to prevent and overcome social isolation amongst older people by providing a meeting place and activities where peer support is offered and exchanged. Our members lead many of the activities we offer and have an active role in the management of the charity. We offer contact and support to people between 60 and 95+ including befriending to people who are housebound.
We provide a lively programme of social, educational, recreational and health-promoting activities from our centre between 9.30am – 4.30pm, five days a week. In a typical week we offer more than twenty activity sessions, mostly run by volunteers, with two Adult Education classes. A lot of these activities are supported by our assisted minibus transport service which allows members with poor mobility to attend.
We charge an annual subscription for membership of £20 which gives access to our full programme of activities, outings and events. We charge a class fee of £2 per session.
To find out more about us, or to volunteer please explore our website further, or telephone 020 8677 4283