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Place Category: Supportive
A community where people have a sense of well-being and independence, working together for the benefit of all.
To tackle the problems caused by social isolation and disadvantage. We do this by developing and providing programmes that offer practical solutions and emotional support for the people of West London.
We have the highest aspirations, expectations and respect for our service users.
We strive to ensure that all staff and volunteers have compassion, integrity, professionalism and commitment.
We try to be equitable by challenging inequalities and treating people fairly.
We demonstrate teamwork by working collaboratively to achieve common goals.
Homeline is a free service for older, isolated people aged 60 plus, providing a telephone befriending service on a daily or weekly basis, visits from a volunteer for a social chat and help with practical tasks such as filling out forms, posting letters and so on.
Homeline has a caseworker who can help out with other problems such as contacting medical and social services and putting you in touch with other support organisations, including BCH projects.
We run regular events for Homeline members, including occasional visits to places of interest, lunches and coffee mornings.
We always need more volunteers for our telephone befriending and home visiting. See our ‘get involved’ page.
Contact Joy Wilson, 020 7385 9689, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hammersmith & Fulham Keep Active
The project helps older people to keep mobile at home and in the community, particularly after a fall or illness. The project works closely with Hammersmith & Fulham’s community rehabilitation team, and uses volunteers to help people with activities such as indoor exercise programmes, walking outdoors and using public transport again.
Westminster Keep Active
The project helps older people in Westminster to keep mobile at home and in the community, particularly after a fall or illness. Keep Active Westminster is funded by Public Health and works closely with the Community Independence Service (CIS). The project uses specially trained volunteers to help people with activities such as indoor exercise programmes, walking outdoors and using public transport again.
For more information or to volunteer contact:
Care & Repair
Care & Repair is a home improvement agency specialising in disability adaptations. We help disabled people, including children, and vulnerable older people. The type of work carried out is wide ranging, including ground floor extensions, ramps, level access showers, stair lifts, door widening and kitchen adaptations.
We use approved contractors to ensure good quality work and provide feasibility assessments, help with design, and checking and follow-up. If you are eligible, we can apply for a disabled facilities grant from the local authority.
We operate in boroughs across west and central London. We work in partnership with a range of housing providers, including registered social landlords.
Contact Matthew Byrne, 020 7385 9689 or email@example.com.
H&F Connect 55+
H&F Connect 55+ is a new project in partnership with the Housing Support team at Hammersmith & Fulham Council.
H&F Connect 55+ is a befriending service helping link isolated and lonely people with their local community. Volunteers offer telephone befriending, home and community support, peer to peer friendship, and help with developing local activities.
This is a project run in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Mind and Fulham Good Neighbour Service, supporting people of all ages to overcome isolation. Volunteers offer telephone befriending, home and community support, peer to peer support, skills workshops and social activities.
Contact Taylor Smart 0207 6022336, firstname.lastname@example.org