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Age UK Camden NW3 Good Neighbour Scheme

Good neighbour scheme for frail, isolated, housebound, older people in NW3. Volunteers visit and befriend people in their own homes keeping them company, helping with small tasks, such as reading aloud or  accompanying people for walks etc. Volunteers are matched with people who fulfil the scheme's criteria.

Address:
Henderson Court Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London, NW3 6NS
Umbrella org:
Age UK Camden
Area serviced:
NW3
Contact name:
Annabelle Williams
Job title:
Good Neighbour Scheme Co-ordinator
Telephone:
020 7443 9241
Opening times:
Monday-Thursday (office)
Who is it for:
Older people in NW3
How to apply:
Ring or ask for referral form
Sector:
Voluntary

Related Information

Subject Definitions

Befriending services offer supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people with mental health problems who would otherwise be socially isolated.
For some people later in their life the cells in the brain that are related to mental ability become damaged, causing a gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. When this happens it is referred to as dementia. Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.