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(The new name for our Befriending service)

Covid-19 Update

We are still here to support you during Covid-19 but this does mean we have had to change many of our existing services. To get in touch with us to see if we can help contact us on 0333 360 3700. To see an update on each service please see our #Together campaign page.

The MYneighbour service recognises the causes and consequences of isolation and we understand that tackling loneliness is about building communities with a social infrastructure that can help build resilience. We are there to provide a safety net for Lambeth residents and bridge the gap between formal and informal support at a neighbourhood level, we can help with:

Please note...

We are happy to accept referrals but due to COVID 19, and to keep everyone safe there are some restrictions on our Befriending service. Currently, we are operating a weekly Friendship Call service only and hope to resume face-to-face visits soon.

Friendship Calls

Over 400 volunteers make weekly Friendship Calls to isolated and vulnerable residents around Lambeth. Please click here to make a referral.

Regular Befriending

A volunteer will come and visit you once a week for about an hour, you can sit and chat with a cuppa or if you would like to head out for a walk, to a local cafe or anywhere you fancy visiting (due to COVID 19 there are restrictions in place to protect our clients and volunteers, please ask us for more info). Please click here to make a referral.

Positive Connections

Positive Connections is a befriending project for older people living with HIV that are experiencing isolation specifically due to the stigma associated with living with HIV. It aims to alleviate loneliness by connecting you with a volunteer who also has a positive HIV diagnosis but who are living happily and healthily with the virus. Your volunteer can visit you once a week for an hour in your home or meet you out and about for an activity, a walk in the park, or just a cup of tea and a chat. Our team will keep in regular contact to see how you are doing. Click here to find out more.

Digital Neighbours

We want to promote digital inclusion and provide basic digital support and learning to AUK clients in one’s own local neighbourhood. Please click here to make a referral.

Missions

Our volunteers can help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, running errands as well as celebrating our clients with homemade birthday cakes! Please click here to make a referral.

Home Cooks

Home Cooks is a service designed by MyNeighbour to support our local community who may not have access to a hot meal. We are looking for volunteers who love cooking and have a passion for helping their local community to cook and deliver a meal for someone, this could be a one-off meal, a meal a week or bi-weekly! The best thing about the project is that you get to decide who you would like to cook for based on your favourite foods and where they are located! 

Volunteering

We have amazing volunteers all around Lambeth who keep our wonderful projects going! Click here to find out more about volunteering.

To make a referral to the befriending service please select the service you would like from the drop-down menu above and you will find the referral form in there. If you aren't sure about which service would be best suited, you are welcome to contact us, myneighbour@ageuklambeth.org or give us a call on 0203 1435 836