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
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.
We are looking for passionate and empathetic individuals who are willing to make a difference in the lives of our beneficiaries by providing both practical and emotional support, this is a great opportunity for students seeking to work in the charity, mental health & social services sector as it will give you a great insight into the factors affecting the vulnerable in our society.
Help local charity tackle the digital gap facing the elderly population of Fulham.