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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
    • Food to the Door – hot meals/food packages and toiletries delivered up to four times a week
    • 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, • 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

 

Please contact us on info@fulhamgoodneighbours.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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2021 November Newsletter

Welcome to our November 2021 Newsletter with information on: - The support and services available from us - The FGN weekly activities - Our Annual General Meeting - Wellbeing Talk with Simon - news and opportunities from local services and much more. 

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2021 October Newsletter

Welcome to our October 2021 Newsletter with information on: - The support and services available from us - The FGN weekly activities - FGN at London Marathon - How you can support us - news and opportunities from local services and much more.

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2021 September Newsletter

Welcome to our September 2021 Newsletter with information on: - The support and services available from us - The FGN weekly activities - Volunteer Induction Training - Thank you to our donors - news and opportunities 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 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

 

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Update

Our community centre, Rosaline Hall, continues to re-open. Over the next few weeks and months we will continue with reduced numbers at Rosaline Hall so to allow for adequate social distancing as we move into winter. Please await an invite so that we can ensure that we have all appropriate measures in place. Where we have an online version of a project this will continue. Please be patient with us as we make the necessary adjustments so to ensure safety for all.

 

We ask all visitors to Rosaline Hall to continue to wear a face mask, to sanitise hands regularly and to socially distance.

 

Please see a summary of the free support that we presently offer.

 

Support in the Home and Garden via:
  o Decorating and DIY – for those that cannot pay or do the work themselves
  o Food to the door – hot meals/food packages and toiletries delivered up to four times a week
  o Gardening – for those that cannot pay or do the work themselves
     ▪ Adopt a Garden project - befriending and gardening support by a local volunteer
     ▪ Online Gardening workshops – delivered in partnership with Nubian Life

 

Support in the Community via:
  o Good Neighbour Scheme - grocery shopping, medication delivery, appointment escorts etc
  o Befriending – via telephone and in-person where possible
  o Social Clubs –  Please await an invite. All are now back up and running. 

 

Support Online via:
  o Online Art Group – two weekly online sessions 
  o Online Chair Based Exercise – three weekly online sessions
  o Digital support – delivered by telephone

 

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