The Creighton Centre

The Creighton Centre's Homeline service provides long-term befriending support, helping to reduce isolation and loneliness for 60+ residents across Hammersmith and Fulham. As well as providing much needed befriending support the project acts as a safety net, identifying problems before they become a crisis. Services include:
• Weekly telephone befriending calls + safe and well checks
• Volunteer home befriending visits &/or outdoor walking (occasional support with shopping & prescription collections)
• Weekly community centre activities (IT, Knitting & reading classes)
• Monthly social events & occasional trips (e.g. Kew Gardens, Royal Albert Hall)

Homeline | The Creighton Centre homeline@creightonhouse.org 020 7385 9689 (option 1)

Information for volunteers

There are many older people in Hammersmith & Fulham who experience social isolation through circumstances beyond their control - due to the death of friends or family, ill health and disability, or family moving away from the area. By volunteering with us you can enable isolated older people to renew social contact and access the things in life which we all need to stay happy - friendship, new opportunities, new learning, access to transport, access to better leisure, health and care services.

Volunteers help isolated older people through a range of support such as: daily telephone befriending to check people are safe and well; befriending an isolated person in their own home; providing companionship and support to someone who has just come home from hospital; or accompanying someone outdoors to assist them to remain independent in the community, and avoid becoming housebound.

"I will live on this memory until we next meet..."
Homeline client quote to her home visiting volunteer, 2022


Time Commitment:
Volunteers should be available for 1-2 hours each week, preferably on weekdays, during the day, but roles available at other times too.

If you would like to volunteer as a Homeline befriender, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Jelena Radusinovic
020 7385 9689 (option 1)
or email homeline@creightoncentre.org

Contact

Jessica Lawn
The Creighton Centre
The Creighton Centre
378 Lillie Road
SW6 7PH

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