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This subject category includes all schemes using volunteers to support older and housebound people in Camden. Age UK Camden runs a set of formal good neighbour schemes which may include: escorting to hospital appointments or other appointments; social outings and events for members of the scheme; arranging visits by the scheme; arranging a weekly visit from a befriending volunteer; keeping in touch by phone; help with contacting social services and other statutory bodies; helping maintain and build social networks; help with small repairs.

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    Age UK Camden NW3 Good Neighbours Scheme

    Henderson Court Resource Centre102 Fitzjohns AvenueLondonNW3 6NS
    Good neighbour scheme for people in NW3. Volunteers visit and befriend people in their own homes and help with small tasks, such as reading aloud, accompanying people for walks etc. Volunteers are matched with people who fulfil the scheme's criteria.
    020 7443 9241

    Age UK Camden Volunteering

    Tavis House1-6, Tavistock SquareLondonWC1H 9NA
    The skill, time and energy of our volunteers make a real difference to what we do, enhancing the quality and support we offer older people. Befriending, information and advice, escorting, dementia support, helping in our charity shop are just some of the roles.  Volunteering is a great way…
    020 7239 0400 Fax: 020 7383 2550

    Camden Cypriot Womens Centre

    2c Falkland RoadLondonNW5 2PT
    Advice and information on health, housing and welfare rights etc. Talks, keep fit and a wide range of social and recreational activities for Cypriot women and their families. Conduct needs assessments for older people in conjunction with Camden Council Adult Social Care Services. Housebound service.…
    020 7267 7194 Fax: 020 7428 8931

    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

    Ingestre Road Good Neighbour Scheme

    Ingestre RoadLondonNW5 1UX
    FUNDING FROM CAMDEN COUNCIL TO BE WITHDRAWN JUNE 2012. FUTURE OF SCHEME BEYOND THAT TO BE CONFIRMED. Workers and volunteers support older people in their homes. Clients are encouraged to ask for help and support over any concern. Offers befriending, advocacy, escorting and support on…
    020 7267 2505 (Answerphone) Fax: 020 7267 2505

    Key to Caring

    (Including the All Sorts Group, Phab Club and Inner London Scope Group)
    1Elmton CourtCunningham PlaceLondonNW8 8JU
    Organises social activities, weekend outings and holidays, including a social club on the 1st Thu and 2nd and 3rd Sat of the month, phone for details. The All Sorts Group meets on the last Thursday of the month, the Phab Club meets every Monday, and…
    020 7286 1101 Fax: 020 7289 2245

    Kilburn Neighbours Good Neighbour Scheme

    Abbey Community Centre222c Belsize RoadLondonNW6 4DJ
    Matches volunteers with people over 60 to help them by visiting and befriending, or with tasks such as light shopping, using the library, going to the doctor, light gardening, minor DIY, assistance with forms. Events and trips organised.
    020 7604 4823

    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

    Primrose Hill Neighbours Help

    Primrose Hill Community LibrarySharpleshall StreetLondonNW1 8YN
    Volunteer visiting and befriending service for housebound people who are over 60.
    07531 779 827 020 7239 0400
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