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Since 1966 Fulham Good Neighbours has provided older people with neighbourly support in their homes, community and now online.

We are grateful to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham for their ongoing support.  

In 2019 we received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

 

In response to Coronavirus, we have temporarily adapted our services.  

We support in:

homes via:  free hot meals/food packages delivered to the door;

Telephone Befriending, telephone Reading Group and telephone Digital Inclusion support;

community via: our Good Neighbour Scheme providing support for essential tasks such as: shopping, medication delivery, pet care and more; and

online via Social Clubs including: chair based exercise; art class and; gardening workshops.

 

Please contact us on info@fulhamgoodneighbours.org or on 020 7385 8850 should you require support or know someone that does.

Please see Urban Village Ldn’s recent article on our work during the pandemic here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020 August Newsletter

Welcome to our August 2020 Newsletter with information on: - our support and services - six month impact - FGNS Online Chair Based Excise Group - community supporters - news from local services and much more.  

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2020 July Newsletter

Welcome to our July 2020 Newsletter with information on: - our support and services - news from our Art Group and FGNS Online Exhibition - FGNS Online Chair Based Excise Group - community supporters - news from local services and much more.  

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2020 June Newsletter

Welcome to our June 2020 Newsletter with information on: - the support and services available from us - highlight from our Reading Group - FGNS online social clubs - Volunteers Week 2020 - news from local services and much more.  

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Vision Statement: 

To create an inclusive community where neighbours look out and care for each other

Mission Statement: 

We enrich the lives of older and disabled residents of Fulham by providing practical help and creating opportunities to:

- Contribute to society; - Connect with others; and - Live life to the fullest  

Our projects aim to reduce the impact of older people's concerns raised in the 2019 local Older People’s Commision.  These related mainly to: access to services; lonliness and isolation; and poverty and deprivation.  

Our projects also keep in mind, the 2017 Index For Wellbeing in Later Life (Age UK and University of Southampton) which found:
-    Meaningful engagement, whether through social, creative or physical activity, contributes over 20% to an individual’s sense of wellbeing in later life;
-    Creative and cultural participation contributes most significantly to wellbeing (out of 40 indicators); and
-    Physical activity was the second highest factor

 

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Coronavirus

The government’s announcement on further easing of lockdown restrictions

 

The government has recently announced the re-opening of various venues and the reduction in social distancing guidance from two to ‘one metre plus’ (where two metres is not possible). This will take effect from July 4th

 

Fulham Good Neighbours has since consulted again with staff and some volunteers/beneficiaries with view to our next steps, and how to best manage associated risks. It is essential that we place the safety of all at the forefront of our decision making.

 

Given that many health leaders are questioning this recent easing of restrictions and that there is still the very real possibility of a second wave, we will continue to err on the side of caution. As such Rosaline Hall will remain closed for the time being. We will keep this decision under weekly review, ensuring that when we do re-open, we will have everything fully in place so to manage the associated risks. 

 

We continue to be here to support you.  Staff and volunteers have done a tremendous job to transition services so to support since lockdown. We continue to provide this support, as per below:

 

  • In the Home and Garden via:
    • Food to the door – hot food/food packages and toiletries delivered up to four times a week –27 beneficiaries supported during lockdown
    • Befriending - 521 phone conversations during lockdown
    • Digital support - 84 supports via phone during lockdown

 

  • In the Community via:
    • Essential tasks300 tasks completed during lockdown - via our Good Neighbour Scheme, including:
      • grocery shopping,
      • medication delivery,
      • dog walking etc
  • Online via:
    • Online Art Group - 118 attendances during lockdown
    • Online Chair Based Exercise250 attendances during lockdown
    • Online Gardening workshops – delivered in partnership with Nubian Life

 

Please contact us on info@fulhamgoodneighbours.org or 020 7385 8850 should you or someone you know need our support. 

 

Our gardening service has also recently returned, supporting on a case by case basis, where we can effectively risk assess and manage each task.  Adopt a Garden is also returning on the same basis. 

 

We thank you for your continued patience and support.

 

Kind regards and best wishes, Jamie

 

 

Please donate now to support our work at this crucial time.

 

If you are a local resident in need of urgent support or if you are worried for a friend or relative, please contact H&F Community Aid Network (CAN) Freephone 0800 145 6095 or email can@lbhf.gov.uk between 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 2pm on weekends.