Peckham Vision Event in November

Peckham Vision event on the future of grassroots community action

Southwark Community Action Twitter Closing 25th of August

Southwark Community Action Twitter Merging with the Main Community Southwark on the 25th of August We are merging the Southwark Community Action NetworkTwitter page with the main Community Southwark one. This means all of the Community Action Network communication about social action in Southwark will now come from the Community Southwark page from the 25th […]


Social action is about people coming together to help improve their lives and solve the problems that are important in their communities. It can include volunteering, giving money, community action or simple neighbourly acts.

Through the commitment and skill of citizens, social action can empower communities, help people in need, and complement public services. Taking part in social action is also associated with higher levels of wellbeing, and can improve people’s confidence and skills.

Browse this page to find ways to get involved, whether that’s through our resources or an advice appointment, and read our news and events listings.

Rotherhithe Residents Say#LetVimalStay Campaign Anniversary

Rotherhithe Residents Say#LetVimalStay Campaign Anniversary earlier this month

Call for participants: PHD Study on Women that do not Cycle

Call for participants: Women that do not cycle PHD study

Have Your Say: Expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) London-wide

Have your say on plans to expand the low emission zone

Air Quality Action Plan 2023-2027

Southwark council consultation on draft Air Quality Action Plan for 2023-2027.

The Social Change Agency: Community Leadership in Motion Workshops

The Social Change Agency offering workshops on community leadership to groups in Southwark and Lambeth

The Young Foundation and the Greater London Authority Open Recruitment for the 3rd cohort of Civic Futures

The Young Foundation and the Greater London Authority Open Recruitment for the 3rd cohort of Civic Futures

Greater London Authority (GLA) is launching the London Engagement Collaborative (LEC) to support engagement practice in London

Greater London Authority LA is launching to support engagement practice in London, the London Engagement Collaborative (LEC)

Southwark Pensioners Action Group (SPAG) create pledges for the local elections

Southwark Pensioners Action Group (SPAG) creates pledges for the local elections

Free places on New Economy training programme

Free places available for workshop series covering community building, partnership working, community ownership and local democracy.

How you can support Ukraine and Ukrainians during this crisis

Fact sheet on how people can support the Ukraine and Ukrainians during this crisis

Free BikeFix Fridays!

Free Bike Fix Fridays

Southwark News cover latest CAN event on influencing during the local elections

Southwark News covers the latest CAN event on influencing during the local elections

Campaign to Save The Beehive Pub

Walworth residents have expressed overwhelming objection to an application to turn a popular pub into a two-bedroom residential area.

Southwark News has covered our latest CAN event

Social activists and local Southwark groups met on Monday, December 6 2021 to celebrate the incredible things that can be achieved through social action.

Afghanistan Appeal: Help in Southwark needed!

The Afghan refugees in the bridging hotels in Southwark still need your help.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for vaccination sites!

An opportunity to help with the Covid-19 booster drive in Southwark and London.

SE1 Stories exhibition

SE1 Stories exhibition is now in person and online.

Southwark Park Vision and Framework – Read the Report

The council commissioned Community Southwark to co-ordinate the consultation activities and gather resident feedback on what changes they would like to see in Southwark Park - (Published 8 July 2021).

HeadStart | FREE Skills Development Workshops for 16-18 year olds in Southwark

HeadStart is a free programme of 10 workshops designed to support 16-18 year olds to develop their skills and experience, ready for their future! Starts June 23th.

Upskill your workforce with a fully funded* NCFE Level 2 in Information, Advice or Guidance

New Challenge are opportunity, to support the professional development of your colleagues through the NCFE Level 2 in Information, Advice or Guidance.(Published: 5/6/2021)

One year on – A message from Karima, Chair of R.E.A.C.H

Karima, Chair of our R.E.A.C.H Alliance reflects on the one year anniversary of the tragic murder of George Floyd, the impact it has had for her and the work being done with the Alliance.

Social Action Advice Surgery

Book a 30 minute, 1:1 appointment with our Social Action Advisor. Open to people living, working or volunteering in Southwark, looking to be more active in their community.

Join the Southwark Community Action Network

Join the Southwark CAN and receive updates and information on social action in Southwark, as well as invitations to free training events run by our team and partners around Southwark and London.

Social Action Resources

Information and guides that will help you to get involved in your community!

Volunteering and Social Action

Volunteering in the community is one of the best ways you can get involved. Read this page to learn more.

Our Healthwatch Southwark team are recruiting a new Advisory Group

Healthwatch Southwark (HWS) Advisory Group (AG) is a consultative body, supporting the HWS staff team to deliver local Healthwatch in the borough.

How does Southwark Council work?

Information on local democracy in Southwark, including councillors, MPs, Empowering Communities, and more.

Empowering Communities

Empowering communities is a community engagement programme run by Southwark Council.

Community Health Ambassadors Network

Join the Community Health Ambassadors Network to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Southwark.

Planning, Development & Regeneration

The built environment affects the way we all live. Find information about policy, programmes, and legislation to help you navigate the world of planning and regeneration.

Southwark Area Profiles

Get involved and find more information about your area.