In response to the COVID-19, we have had to make some important changes to our services to ensure the safety of the older people and volunteers we work with. Social distancing measures have had a huge impact on the services we can currently deliver, the roles played by our volunteers, and the way that we work day to day.
We know that during the last three months, older people will have and still are experiencing feelings of increased isolation as their regular activities are cancelled. To ensure that we are meeting these additional needs we have adapted and increased our service provision since lockdown to include the following:
We are still accepting referrals of people who are aged 60 years and over and living within the London borough of Southwark. We are calling each person referred to us to assess their individual needs and how we can support them at this time.
Our mission is to help older people in our community feel less lonely. This has not changed, we have simply had to adapt how we achieve our mission to ensure the safety of those who matter most to us, our service users and volunteers.
If you would like any further information about our services or volunteering opportunities, please call the office on 020 8299 2623 and leave a message and a member of our team will get back to you.
As the situation changes we will be updating our website and social media so please do check back for regular updates.
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