Since 1966 Fulham Good Neighbours has supported older and disabled people in their homes and gardens, in the community and at our community centre, and now online. We support almost 500 older and disabled people a year, supported by over 100 local volunteers.
In 2019 we received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. In 2021 our impact survey found:
• 100% beneficiaries would recommend our services; and
• 100% feel we create a community where neighbours look out and care for each other.
Our services aim to:
• Tackle concerns raised in 2019 local Older People’s Commission (LBHF). These relate mainly to:
• access to services; • loneliness & isolation; and • poverty & deprivation
• Recognise 2017 Index For Wellbeing in Later Life (Age UK & University of Southampton) findings:
• that meaningful engagement contributes at least 20% to wellbeing; and
• that, of 40 indicators, creative & cultural engagement & physical activity are most significant.
• Recognise that there should be 'Nothing About Disabled People Without Disabled People' as per the 2018 local Disabled People's Commission. • if you would be interested in supporting us with this please do get in touch.
The Borough has above national and London average poverty levels (31%) and has been hit disproportionately hard by the C-19 pandemic.
All of our projects are provided to beneficiaries for FREE. These include,
Support in the Home and Garden via:
• Decorating & DIY – for those that cannot pay, nor have ability to do the work themselves
• Gardening – for those that cannot pay, nor have the ability to do the work themselves. Also:
• Adopt a Garden – befriending & gardening support
• Online Gardening workshops – delivered in partnership with Nubian Life
Support in the Community via:
• Good Neighbour Scheme - grocery shopping, medication delivery, escorts to appointments etc
• Befriending – via telephone or in person
• Social Clubs – • Art, • Craft, • Chair Based Exercise, • Lunch, • Reading, • Silver, • Sunday Tea
Support Online via:
• Online Art Group – delivered directly into the homes of beneficiaries
• Online Chair Based Exercise – as above
• Digital Inclusion support – supporting those excluded from digital communications, particularly those housebound
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7385 8850 should you or anyone you know need our support.
So to support our Track and Trace process and wider risk management please only attend as and when booked on to a session at Rosaline Hall.
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To create an inclusive community where neighbours look out and care for each other
We enrich the lives of older people and people with disabilities living in 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 Commission. These related mainly to: access to services; loneliness 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