Before making a referral, please ensure the person you are referring:
Is aged 65 and over
Lives in Camden and Islington
Does not have a diagnosis of dementia
Does not have severe unmanaged mental health conditions
Please fill out this form to make a referral to us, including as much information about the older neighbour as you can.
Unfortunately our current model means we are unable to meet the needs of people living with dementia or unmanaged mental health conditions. If you are looking to support someone living with these conditions, please call us on 0207 118 3838 (option 3) and we may be able to signpost you to some of our fantastic local community partners.
What can I refer an older neighbour for?
Virtual and Phone-In Social Clubs
Our Social Clubs are free group activities which usually take place face-to-face. At the moment, we’ve moved online and over the phone. Our Social Clubs are hosted via Zoom - a video and phone conferencing platform that’s free to use. For our virtual clubs, all that’s required is a smartphone, tablet or laptop with internet connection. We also host twice weekly Phone-In clubs, which can be joined for free by dialling in from a mobile or landline. At our clubs, older neighbours can hang out with younger locals to enjoy activities like discos, dances, recipe swaps, quizzes, yoga and more.
If the person you’re referring has internet access but isn’t sure how to join Zoom, we’re can provide one-to-one support with how to download and navigate the Zoom app, in order to be able to access our online/phone-in groups.
Friendship over the phone
Our 1-2-1 Phone A Friend programme, connects an older neighbour with a younger local for regular conversation. As of 29th July 2020, we have had to close referrals for our Phone a Friend programme due to demand. For alternative befriending services please visit: CamdenCareChoices, Reengage, FCV Dorcas Islington, and St Luke’s Islington. Alternatively you can call our Outreach team on 0207 118 3838 (option 3) who may be able to offer advice.
#AloneTogether: Activity Packs
Older neighbours can also sign up to receive our free monthly #AloneTogether Activity Pack. These can help keep neighbours busy and creative at home.
Practical Support & Advice
Although we’re unable to directly offer practical support ourselves, we are able to signpost older neighbours to our local and national partners to support them to access the right help, which may be access to food packages, prescription collections, housing advice and repair, health services, local activities and more.
Please fill out this form to make a referral to us.