A scene from the Fulham Good Neighbour's film. Picture: YouTube
January 8, 2024
Award winning Fulham Good Neighbours (FGN) has been helping older, disabled, and vulnerable in the area since 1966 and has now made a short film to raise awareness of its activities.
‘Enter the Fold’ shows how just by walking into its community centre, a person experiencing isolation and needing support can find companionship.
It is directed by Callum Lloyd James with the support of the Media Trust and featuring FGN’s Neighbours, volunteers, and staff.
It is hoped that the film might inspire viewers to visit or call the charity, encourage friends or family to do so, or even volunteer themselves.
FGN has provides practical assistance, social activity and befriending via local volunteers. The charity’s services promote the wellbeing of older and disabled neighbours, including support in the home and garden, and befriending. Social clubs, six days weekly, at the community centre, in the community and even online bring neighbours together, while 1-1 digital support, inclusive of laptop loan and data bundles is also essential in combatting social isolation. Its Good Neighbour Scheme ensures neighbours can request volunteer support for errands such as shopping, transportation, or wheelchair pushing.
Last year, 638 older & disabled neighbours were supported by 210 local volunteers in homes, gardens, the community, its community centre, and online. In 2023, the charity was awarded a LBHF Civic Award and international SALUS Award, and was invited to the Downing Street Charity Champions evening. It is recognised by the Queens’ Award for Voluntary Service.
The aim is to ensure that Fulham is the best place to grow old.
Jamie Hilton, Director of Fulham Good Neighbours, said, “We’d like to invite you to our community centre. If you or your neighbour need help in your home or garden or would like to visit our Social Clubs (6 days a week at our community centre), or learn how to get online, our friendly team of staff and volunteers are here to support. Please visit us at Fulham Good Neighbours, Rosaline Hall, SW6 7QT. We want to hear from volunteers and partner organisations too – please be in touch. Let us know your ambitions for the community, and we will aim
This year Fulham Good Neighbours is ambitious to support more neighbours and recruit more volunteers than ever before so that Fulham is the best place to grow old and disabled neighbours’ views and ideas are best heard by decision makers. The Neighbours warmly
invite you to support your local charity, whether as a valued volunteer gifting your time or as a donor providing vital funds to support their ongoing work.
For more information on getting help or becoming a volunteer visit the Fulham Good Neighbours web site.
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