We do some unique work on a shoe string - help us provide a service where there is increasingly more and more demand.
We have the only complex Befriending service in Croydon, providing home visits to frail, elderly, housebound people with complex needs and often a dementia diagnosis. Referrals predominantly come from statutory agencies, particularly social care, and we carry out a long-term piece of work, supporting those very vulnerable clients to stay in their own homes. Alongside this, is a volunteer run telephone befriending service and a 'keeping in touch' service with ongoing communication to other agencies involved and relatives or friends - especially those living a distance away or abroad.
Group work: Even after 20 years we are still looking to develop existing groups and establish new groups, meeting the ever-changing needs of the residents of the borough. However, it costs money to start up these groups and that is where you come in.
Why your support is vital
Our befriending service provides essential support to a number of clients in person and via volunteer led telephone calls.
Croydon Neighbourhood Care is a unique charity; we provide back room services to all our groups, as well as lobbying on their behalf. Our member groups set very high standards and we help them to achieve these.
To enable us to continue providing the best service to our befriending clients offering them friendship, help, advice and often a link with the outside world.
Carers - Everyday 5,500 people take on a caring responsibility and each year such services as lunch clubs help the people of Croydon take a break, but these groups need somebody to support them.