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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)

    Opening Doors London

    (Subsidiary charity of Age UK Camden. Formerly known as Age UK Camden Opening Doors London)
    Tavis House1-6, Tavistock SquareLondonWC1H 9NA
    Opening Doors London aims to specifically meet the needs of the older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) community and is aimed at people who identify as LGBT and are over the age of 50. We have members from across London and beyond. The aims of Opening Doors…
    020 7239 0400 Fax: 020 7383 2550

    Pets As Therapy

    (PAT)
    National charity providing therapeutic visits to hospitals, nursing homes etc. with pets. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website).
    01844 345 445

    Redemption Charismatic Fellowship

    Redemption Charismatic Fellowshipc/o Upper Holloway Baptist Church11 Tollington WayLondonN7 6RG
    Pentecostal church. In addition to services, offers Bible studies, home visits, healing and deliverance ministry, spiritual counselling, relationship seminars, support network meetings for women and men, prayer and healing school. Also holds a family time with health discussions, relationship seminar, DVD presentations, cake-making and pattern-cutting.…
    020 7263 6510 (Up to 9pm)

    Samaritans London Central

    (Also known as Central London Samaritans.)
    46 Marshall StreetLondonW1F 9BF
    Whatever you’re going through, call Samaritans free any time, from any phone on 116 123. We’re here round the clock, 24 hours, 365 days a year. If you need an immediate response, it’s best to call us on the phone. The helpline is FREE to…
    116 123 (helpline, free to call) 020 7734 2800 (branch) Fax: 020 7439 1233

    Somali Elderly and Disabled Centre

    62 St Pauls CrescentLondonNW1 9XZ
    Project Worker - Mohamoud Gore. Offer advice and support to elderly and disabled refugees from Somalia. Befriending, interpreting/translating, and a lunch club, providing health food and socialising. Also accompany people on visits to hospital GP, CAB etc. Have a health project to work with local…
    020 7482 6899

    Spectrum (Students Charity)

    Lewis Building136 Gower StreetLondonWC1E 6BP
    Links medical student volunteers from the University College Medical School with Camden families who have children with special needs. Support and befriending, social events, outings and holidays. Help to arrange respite time for the child and also events for the whole family. Activities are chosen…
    020 7580 7219

    St Mungos Association North West Floating Support

    (Also known as the Tenancy Sustainment Team)
    Providence House26 Kilburn PlaceLondonNW6 4QD
    Offers general and specialist support services for ex-rough sleepers who are maintaining a tenancy in Camden, Brent or Westminster.
    020 7644 6880 Fax: 020 7644 6889

    About Local Offer Wac Arts Buddying Service

    213 Haverstock HillLondonNW3 4QP
    Camden has a buddying service specifically for disabled young people provided by Wac Arts. The social care team in Camden MOSAIC identifies young people who would benefit from being allocated a buddy to help support them depending on their presenting need and with the aim…
    020 7692 5800
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