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;
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.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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To create an inclusive community where neighbours look out and care for each other
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
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:
Please contact us on email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org between 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 2pm on weekends.