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    Age UK Camden Dementia Befriending Service

    Tavis House1-6, Tavistock SquareLondonWC1H 9NA
    The dementia befriending service works with volunteer befrienders who visit socially isolated older people living with dementia or memory impairement.
    020 7239 0400

    BlindAid

    (Formerly known as Metropolitan Society for the Blind)
    Lantern House102 Bermondsey StreetLondonSE1 3UB
    For blind and partially sighted people resident within the twelve inner London boroughs. Provide advice and information, small grants (up to £250) and aids to daily living. Loans audio equipment to registered blind and partially sighted people. Provides a welfare rights advice service. Visiting and…
    020 7403 6184 Fax: 020 7234 0708

    Chinese National Healthy Living Centre

    (Formerly London Chinese Health Resource Centre)
    29-30, Soho SquareLondonW1D 3QS
    Multilingual helpline for Chinese people on health matters; disability and carers support; internet cafe; walking to health; Hepatitis B screening and vaccination; massage and tai chi for carers; counselling service (Mandarin and Cantonese); Chinese medicine clinic; doctors' advisory service Sun 11am-4pm. Interpreters arranged for hospital…
    020 7287 0904; 020 7534 6546. Fax: 020 7534 6545

    Ethiopian Health Support Association

    (ETHSA)
    Priory House (Casa Latino Americana)Kingsgate PlaceLondonNW6 4TA
    All round assistance for Ethiopians with particular attention to mental health, HIV/AIDS, sexual health, women and young people's health. Done through the provision of advice and information, advocacy and interpretation, visits and befriending, culturally sensitive counselling in Amharic, and health promotion. Also do home and…
    020 7419 1972 Fax: 020 7691 2385

    Friendship Works

    (Formerly Friends United Network FUN)
    Studio 442,Highgate Studios53-79, Highgate RoadLondonNW5 1TL
    Voluntary befriending scheme operating in Camden and Islington. FUN helps children from lone parent families in Camden and Islington by providing an adult mentor. Mentors meet with the child (or children) once a week, usually at the weekend, for 2-4 hours. If you are unable…
    020 7485 0900 Fax: 020 7485 0908

    Henna Asian Womens Group

    Abbey Community Centre222c Belsize RoadLondonNW6 4DJ
    Ongoing activities include: Monday club; Pilates; Yoga; Chair-based exercise; Befriending service; Carer's Project; Summer outings; Personal Development training; Women's International Day & Cultural Celebration events; Healthy Cooking Club; Health Awareness workshops; Promoting mental wellbeing; Advice and listening service; Forum Meetings.
    020 7372 9860

    Holborn Community Association Befriending Scheme

    (A befriending scheme for older people in South Camden)
    50 Millman StreetLondonWC1N 3EW
    HCA Befriending Scheme matches volunteers with isolated older people (aged 55 and over) across south Camden. Volunteers visit weekly, providing company and friendship and taking part in activities like cooking, reading or something as simple as a walk in the park.
    020 7405 2493 (option 2)

    Housing Justice

    Christian organisation campaigning, training and linking homelessness organisations. Run a soup run forum and a mentoring and befriending project. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website).
    020 3544 8094

    London Irish Centre Befriending Service

    50-52, Camden SquareLondonNW1 9XB
    Befriending Service for Irish people 55+ in Camden, Islington and Brent.  Volunteers visit and befriend people in their own homes for a minimum of 1 hour a week and help with small tasks, such as reading aloud, accompanying people for walks etc. Volunteers are matched…
    020 7916 2222

    North London Cares

    c/o Collection Auction Rooms5-7 Buck StreetLondonNW1 8NJ
    North London Cares is a community network working across Camden and Islington. We introduce young professionals to their older neighbours (aged 65+) in an effort to unite community. There is always a chance to share stories, learn skills and make friends with Londoners of all…
    020 7118 3838 (option 3)
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