The Sir Simon Milton Foundation was formally established in June 2012 out of the Westminster City Council’s response to the Government’s austerity programme. When Sir Simon Milton, pioneering leader of the Council died in April 2011, the founding Trustees, Lisa Milton (Simon’s sister), Councillor Robert Davis MBE DL (Simon’s civil partner), Councillor The Lady Flight, Sir Peter Rogers and Julia Corkey decided to create a Foundation, bearing his name, with one overriding aim – to continue delivering his vision of a caring city that offers opportunity for all.
Now in existence for 5 years, the Foundation has raised well over £2 million pounds and is building on the success of Sir Simon’s vision by addressing loneliness and isolation among older people and getting young people in to work through training and education. Our vision is for a society in which communities care, the young aspire and older people thrive.
Silver Sunday is the flagship programme of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation for older people in Westminster. Given its early success, we have been encouraging others across the UK to get involved and expand its reach. Our partners in this are local authorities, charities, community groups, private, voluntary and public organisations across the UK.
See a list of trustees of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation and a copy of the Trustees Annual Report and Accounts.