About Over 55

Programs and Services

We are the only organization in London dedicated to supporting mature entrepreneurs with services that help seniors and the elderly age safely in place. We achieve this through:

  • Advocacy
  • Support
  • Training
  • Entrepreneurship & Employment

Guiding Principles

  • Older adults are capable entrepreneurs worthy of respect and recognition
  • Older adults contribute knowledge and experience to our economy, and deserve the right to work irrespective of their age
  • Seniors and the elderly have the right to age in place safely


  • Honesty
  • Transparency
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Cooperation

Our Mission and Purpose

We empower the older adult in their entrepreneurial journey, while delivering essential services which allow seniors to age safely in place. 

We acheive this by helping older adults to launch micro-businesses using their existing capacity, skills and resources combined with a custom learning resources and our Skills At Work program. 

As a social enterprise, community is at the core of everything that we do, whether it is creating employment opportunities for older adults who have been discriminated against in the labour market, helping the elderly to age in place, or offering subsidized services to seniors or individuals facing disabilities or barriers.

At our core, we believe that the older adult is worthy of respect, and can contribute value to our workplaces, businesses and labour markets.

About Neighbourhood Watch London

Established in 2001, we are a registered charity focused on building vibrant, resilient and engaged communities. We provide resources and guidance for community building and safety initiatives.  We help residents to take positive steps to make their communities better, and work with them on how to identify, mitigate, and report community development and safety issues.  Our programs help reduce social isolation while increasing community engagement and cohesion. 

We are constantly adding new neighbourhoods and members, due to the increasing concerns of Londoners regarding safety and community issues. Our original mandate of crime prevention and safety has grown to include issues such as traffic calming, civic engagement, and support for local businesses.

NWL currently operates in over 460 Watch Areas, has over 20,000 members, and actively engages over 450 volunteers to help make London better.