Who We Are

50 Years Fulham Goog Neighbours (1966-2016)

Fulham Good Neighbours have been serving the community in Fulham for 50 years.

This page explains how we make a difference to the lives of the people we help. Older people often become lonely and isolated or find it difficult to live independently – our work helps people to overcome these issues.

Annual Reports

Learn more about our impact in the last few years

This page explains how we make a difference to the lives of the people we help. Older people often become lonely and isolated or find it difficult to live independently – our work helps people to overcome these issues.

Awards

Our staff and volunteers have been recognised in many ways for their work in the community

Impact Surveys

We measure the difference we make based on our mission and vision statement by asking for feedback from the people who use our services.

Testimonials

In this section people connected with the charity talk in their own words about their experiences.

My name is Jane and I have been a volunteer with Fulham Good Neighbours for 5 years. I learnt about their work in the neighbourhood whilst chatting to someone when dog walking. Having at that time recently lost a dear neighbour, in whose care I was very involved. Suddenly I found myself with time to spare. My first involvement was linked with Mind and their ‘beating isolation’ project. I learnt a lot through the group sessions about how others also get involved and benefitted from hearing their feedback.

I enjoy befriending and visiting people in their homes to give companionship, do crosswords, paint and have tea together – but not all at once!

The Wednesday Lunch Club brings joy to an increasing number of elderly people from within the Borough offering a wide variety of entertainments. The crosswords, games and chatter are apparent in the decibel levels experienced, there are definitely no hushed tones there.

The best thing about volunteering with Fulham Good Neighbours is being part of a happy team, who are good at raising awareness and caring in everything they do. There are many stalwarts with years of experience to learn from.

There are so many different ways that one can make a difference to the lonely, housebound or infirm and I think it is a privilege to be useful and to be able to ease & brighten someone’s life outside of one’s own family and friends.

booklet 1966-2016

This booklet explains how we make a difference to the lives of the people we help. Older people often become lonely and isolated or find it difficult to live independently – our work helps people to overcome these issues.

 

Fulham Good Neighbours have been serving the community in Fulham for 50 years.  Please take a look at our 50th-anniversary booklet for more information.

 

fgns-50th-anniversary-booklet 1966-2016

Signed Accounts - 31-03-2016

Case Studies - Jane

My name is Jane and I have been a volunteer with Fulham Good Neighbours for 5 years. I learnt about their work in the neighbourhood whilst chatting to someone when dog walking. Having at that time recently lost a dear neighbour, in whose care I was very involved. Suddenly I found myself with time to spare. My first involvement was linked with Mind and their ‘beating isolation’ project. I learnt a lot through the group sessions about how others also get involved and benefitted from hearing their feedback.

I enjoy befriending and visiting people in their homes to give companionship, do crosswords, paint and have tea together – but not all at once!

The Wednesday Lunch Club brings joy to an increasing number of elderly people from within the Borough offering a wide variety of entertainments. The crosswords, games and chatter are apparent in the decibel levels experienced, there are definitely no hushed tones there.

The best thing about volunteering with Fulham Good Neighbours is being part of a happy team, who are good at raising awareness and caring in everything they do. There are many stalwarts with years of experience to learn from.

There are so many different ways that one can make a difference to the lonely, housebound or infirm and I think it is a privilege to be useful and to be able to ease & brighten someone’s life outside of one’s own family and friends.

Constance (beneficiary)

I have used Fulham Good Neighbours for over twenty years as I have only limited sight. They have provided wonderful help: gardening, taking me for walks, accompanying me to hospital appointments and on shopping expeditions. They could not have been more useful. It is an excellent service. I live alone, without a carer, and FGNS has enabled me to retain my independence. As a blind war veteran aged 91 I highly recommend this service. 

Impact Survey 2017/2018

Here are the findings of our first ever Impact Survey conducted throughout 2017/2018. 

Jane (Volunteer)

My name is Jane and I have been a volunteer with Fulham Good Neighbours for 5 years. I learnt about their work in the neighbourhood whilst chatting to someone when dog walking. Having at that time recently lost a dear neighbour, in whose care I was very involved. Suddenly I found myself with time to spare. My first involvement was linked with Mind and their ‘beating isolation’ project. I learnt a lot through the group sessions about how others also get involved and benefitted from hearing their feedback.

I enjoy befriending and visiting people in their homes to give companionship, do crosswords, paint and have tea together – but not all at once!

The Wednesday Lunch Club brings joy to an increasing number of elderly people from within the Borough offering a wide variety of entertainments. The crosswords, games and chatter are apparent in the decibel levels experienced, there are definitely no hushed tones there.

The best thing about volunteering with Fulham Good Neighbours is being part of a happy team, who are good at raising awareness and caring in everything they do. There are many stalwarts with years of experience to learn from.

There are so many different ways that one can make a difference to the lonely, housebound or infirm and I think it is a privilege to be useful and to be able to ease & brighten someone’s life outside of one’s own family and friends.

Marjorie (beneficiary)

My name is Marjorie, I’m 89 years old and I live by myself, I have a daughter and a son and 3 grandchildren. I’ve been part of Fulham Good Neighbours for about 4 years now. I use the services here like the gardener and the handyman – those are the most important ones I use – if I didn’t have the gardener my garden would be a jungle. The handyman came in and put up some shelves for me and he did my curtains as well as painting and decorating. Coming to the lunch club – you meet people and we have a lovely lunch they give you and we have entertainment or somebody giving us a talk, they’ve taken us to Kew Gardens, we’ve been to the Albert Hall for a tea dance and every week they have somebody coming in; they bring a lot food like fruits and different things that they give us to take away so that helps. I would most definitely recommend Fulham Good Neighbours – I’ve made so many friends here I live on my own – I can’t get about I need to depend on transport so I meet all my friends here. I think a lot of people don’t take advantage of this service.

Avril (volunteer)

I’m Avril, I live in Fulham and I am now retired and in retirement I decided that I still wanted to carry on being active so decided to put my best endeavours into helping elderly people because as I’m getting older myself I realise that the older you get, the more invisible you become and I believe not having been bought up in this country I find that the English are very bad at looking after their old people. I find that volunteering here is very empowering, I get a lot of satisfaction out of doing what I’m doing especially when I’m doing my reading group there are certain members of my little group that suffer from dementia so if I’m doing a story and then suddenly something within the story might trigger that person to be able to comment and join in – to me that is just euphoric because I’ve been able to give him a good time and he’s enjoyed it so I really enjoy doing it. Another thing I do is host some of the Silver lunches and again I like to mix with them all because every single old person was young and every person has got a story to tell – nobody bothers to find out what they used to, how they used to live, what their job was and it’s so interesting. I think what FGNS does and that’s the reason I wanted to work with this charity is that as you get old, you realise you need things like you’re going to need hospitals and doctors close by and I think they have a great ability in tapping into somebody’s needs without being overbearing or without belittling and just genuinely being there and being a good friend and a good neighbour. I would always recommend people to volunteer if they can, I appreciate that when you’re young and you’ve got jobs and careers, it’s very difficult to be able to give up any time, especially nowadays as everybody’s so busy and hectically running around but the things you get back from giving is just huge so it’s worth it.

Annual Report 2017/2018

All the year's highlights are in our first ever Impact Report. Please also look at our full Annual Accounts and Report.

 

 

Annual Report 2016-2017

Annual Report 2017 for Fulham Good Neighbours.

 

Fulham Good Neighbours annual report 2017

Annual Report 2015-2016

Annual Report 2016 for Fulham Good Neighbours.

 

Fulham Good Neighbours annual report 2016

Annual Report 2014-2015

Annual Report 2015 for Fulham Good Neighbours.

 

Annual Report 2014-2015

Annual Report 2013-2014

Annual Report 2014 for Fulham Good Neighbours.

 

Annual Report 2013-2014

Annual Report 2012-2013

Annual Report 2013 for Fulham Good Neighbours.

 

Fulham Good Neighbours annual report 2013

The Lord Mayor Dragon Award

In 2016 we were shortlisted for the prestigious Lord Mayor Dragon Award in the Community Partnership category. We believe to be the smallest charity to reach the finals of this award.

Team London Volunteering Award - Clive Domm

in 2016, our volunteer Clive Domm, was the only Londoner to receive the Long Term Volunteering Award from the Mayor of London for having served the local community as our volunteer for nearly quarter of a century. 

Best Charity in Hammersmith and Fulham

In 2016 we were declared the best charity in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham as part of the LBHF Brilliant Business Awards.

London Healthy Workplace

In 2017 we were recognised with the London Healthy Workplace accreditation at commitment level. We believe to be one of the smallest charity in London to be part of this scheme.

LBHF Civic Spirit Award

In 2018 we were shortlisted for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Civic Spirit Award in the Community Spirit category.