FiSH Neighbourhood Care

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Barnes Green Day Centre Church Road,
SW13 9HE


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FiSH stands for Friendship, independence, Support and Help.

Our vision is: To inspire a caring community where older people live fulfilling, independent lives knowing that help willingly given by neighbours is at hand.

Our mission is: To combat loneliness and social isolation in older and vulnerable people living in Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen, enabling them to live independent and dignified lives. We connect the community through a volunteer network offering friendship, support and practical help.

FiSH is a valued and trusted local charity which provides activities, events, services and support for older and vulnerable people in London's SW13 and SW14. With a small, enthusiastic staff team we currently help over 400 services users with some 300 dedicated volunteers. 

We operate 2 accessible minibuses to transport for our elderly members and those with mobility issues so that they can get out and about, attend social centres and go on group shopping trips and outings.

We offer a range of social and therapeutic activities including lunchtime concerts, weekly talks, a monthly escorted walk, Bridge, Choir, Elders Dance classes inspired by Rambert Dance, Retro Cafes for people living with dementia and Art Therapy Workshops for people living with early stage dementia and their carers.

Combating loneliness is at the heart of what we do. FiSH befriending links an individual member with a volunteer befriender who will then visit or phone on a regular basis. We also have a Coffee Corner or drop in café in Sheen 3 mornings a week where anyone can come along and engage with one of our trained listeners.   

Our service users have access to our Helpline which operates weekday mornings. Here they can ring to obtain lifts to medical appointments and therapy classes, have someone undertake personal food shopping and delivery, get handypersons, find help with the gardening and arrange for someone to come and sit–in, to relieve carers.

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