Befriending | West London GP Federation Local Services

Befriending

Ageing Better Kensington & Chelsea
Service Activities:
Individuals are matched with a volunteer befriender who visits once a week for a minimum of six months. A befriender can visit in the person’s own home or provide the support needed to venture out. Octavia support can also signpost you to other activities run in their centres.

Tel: 020 8254 5532
Email: raksha.gadhvi@octavia.org.uk
Website: www.octaviafoundation.org.uk

Delivered by: Octavia Housing Association
Where we work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster

Befriending – Carer’s Trust Thames
Service Activities:
The support provided is mainly companionship support, assistance accessing public transport and activities in the community such as shopping or groups.
**Referrals made via SystmOne MCMW**

UB7 7BQ

Delivered by: Carers Trust Thames with Harrow Carers
Where we work: Queen’s Park & Paddington, Kensington & Chelsea

Befriending – Trinity Hospice
Service Activities:
The service matches trained volunteers with people who are living with a progressive, life-limiting illness/elderly and frail to tackle isolation through social and practical support at home. The service also provides a valuable short break for carers.

Tel: 020 7787 1000
Email: enquiries@royaltrinityhospice.london
Website: www.royaltrinityhospice.london

Delivered by: Royal Trinity Hospice
Where we work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham

Better Life Befriending
Service Activities:
This new family befriending programme will focus on helping the parents of our children heal, build friendships and develop confidence to enable them to pursue their life goals through 1-2 hour weekly befriending sessions, often using activities such as yoga, art gallery or volunteering as a platform.

W8 6TG
Tel: 07791871910
Email: amie@solidaritysports.org
Website: www.solidaritysports.org

Delivered by: Solidarity Sports
Where we work: Queen’s Park & Paddington, Kensington & Chelsea

Bilingual Befriending Older People Project
Service Activities:
This program aims at preventing isolation of older and vulnerable residents in RBKC by creating a supportive and empowering network of Bilingual volunteer befrienders, who shares the same culture and language of the individuals they support.

W10 5XL
Tel: 020 8969 7456
Website: www.midaye.org.uk

Delivered by: Midaye Somali Development Network
Where we work: Kensington & Chelsea

Creative Befrienders
Service Activities:
One to one arts interventions for people with dementia in people’s own homes (e.g. art, music, theatre, poetry); may include visits to gallery or concerts.Those referred must have an interest in the arts.
**Referrals made via SystmOne MCMW**

SW1Y 5AH

Delivered by: Resonate Arts (Westminster Arts)
Where we work: Queen’s Park & Paddington, Kensington & Chelsea

Independent Age various support
Service Activities:
There are a number of ways we can support you. We can advise on housing, finance, health, personal life, support & care and future planning. You can call the Helpline to talk about how we can help. You can also arrange to receive a regular phone call or visit from one of our volunteers.

W14 8RL
Tel: 0800 319 6789
Website: www.independentage.org

Delivered by: Independent Age
Where we work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham

Telebefriending Service (blind and partially sighted people)
Service Activities:
Free telephone social groups to make friends, chat with and support other blind and partially sighted people.

WC1H 9NE
Tel: 020 7391 2218
Email: talkandsupport@rnib.org.uk
Website: www.rnib.org.uk

Delivered by: Royal National Institute For The Blind
Where we work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham