This page is for LOPSG member organisations and other relevant organisations to raise awareness of events or campaigns that would be of interest to our wider membership. Items will be updated on a regular basis. To take advantage of this facility, please email the LOPSG Chair.

Access London Theatre

Enjoy London theatre?

If you thought you couldn't enjoy London theatre anymore, why don't you try an assisted performance? You can go to an audio-described performance where you put on a discreet headset and have an informed live commentary on what's happening on stage, or a captioned performance where the script and sound effects of the play or musical are displayed on a screen near to or as part of the action on-stage. You can also attend sign language interpreted performances.

There are over 350 assisted performances in London theatres throughout the year - from West End musicals and plays to cutting edge contemporary drama. To find out more and to receive your Access London Theatre brochure three times a year, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 020 7557 6700 with your choice of format (print, large print, Braille or tape) or visit our website to find out the latest listings.

Baker St Friendship Centre

Baker Street Friendship Centre

Meets last Thursday of each month at 11:00am for coffee at the Metropolitan at Baker Street station. All welcome. The group also organises meals and outings. For further information, please phone Chris on 020 8579 9868.

London Friendship Centre

The London Friendship Centre

Are you over 50? Do you enjoy social activities and making new friends? Come and meet the London Friendship Centre at the Montagu Pyke Lloyds No 1 bar, Charing Cross Road, every Wednesday from 10.30am. Tea, coffee etc available. In the afternoon there is a choice from 2 options including exploring London, occasional days out, visits to places of interest, theatre visits or access to places only open to groups.

Membership costs £5 per annum. Members receive a bi-monthly magazine London Link and a Calendar listing at least two events every week, including occasional trips on other days.

For more information call: 07908 269809 (with answerphone)

High Quality Home Care

Is your Council doing enough to ensure High Quality Home Care?

LINk LONDON is doing a London-wide survey to compare quality control of home care in the different boroughs.  By home care we mean paid-for carers who visit older people in their homes to help them get in and out of bed or wash or to do cooking or cleaning or shopping.  We are interested to see what councils are doing to make sure that home care in their boroughs is of high quality.  Quality control is also called contract monitoring.

If you know about the situation in your borough or feel you would like to find out, please contact David Hogarth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)