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About Us

Welcome to the Woodlawns Centre, a beautiful Victorian villa in the heart of Lambeth and home to the Streatham Darby and Joan Club.

Welcome to the Woodlawns Centre, a beautiful Victorian villa in the heart of Lambeth and home of the Streatham Darby and Joan Club. We are the only independently run older people’s day centre in the London Borough of Lambeth. The centre is also home several charities including the Lambeth Asian Centre and Make A Difference Black Afro-Caribbean Group and Lambeth Carers.

Working with our partners, our mission is to provide a richly diverse social experience for older people. We organise and run a large number of activities for our visitors including:

  • Exercise Classes
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Tai Chi
  • Cultural celebrations
  • Day trips
  • Computer Classes
  • Lunch Club

Our Communities Hub provides information, advice and support to older people, the cared for and their carers all in one tailored venue. With our new Sensory Garden and Annexe, we have the much needed additional space for our growing activities programme.

We will work tirelessly to ensure the highest standard of service provision for older people and carers in our community. Above all else we will continue to listen to our members, older people and carers to ensure that we provide services which promote independence, improve health & well-being and make life a more enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Our premises are also available for hire for a wide range of activities including:

  • Birthday parties
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Anniversaries
  • Fundraisers
  • Office parties
  • Community events
  • Social events
  • Funerals

We offer a unique venue with a large, commercial grade kitchen at your disposal, so all sizes of parties can be catered for, from just a few guests to sit down meals for parties of 100. For further information on hiring the venue, please click here.

To find details of our Staff, Trustees and other officials simply click here.