FiSH Neighbourhood Care provides voluntary help for the residents of Barnes, Mortlake & East Sheen with the aim of combating loneliness and providing practical support.
FiSH was established in 1962 as one of the first neighbourhood care organisations in the country and has served the community for over 50 years.
Today FiSH has over 500 clients and 280 volunteers and provides assistance and support to anyone in the local area, helping them to maintain their independence and combat loneliness.
What is FiSH?
FiSH is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. It is managed by a board of volunteer directors.
What area does FiSH cover?
The FiSH 'service' area covers Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen. All FiSH clients must live in one of these areas as a resident of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
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How is FiSH funded?
FiSH Neighbourhood Care receives grants from the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames but is also supported by the Richmond Parish Lands Charity, Barnes Workhouse Fund, the Inman Charity, the Friends of Barnes Hospital, local churches and other grant-making bodies. Members of FiSH pay an annual subscription however, we rely on donations - and contributions from FiSH clients and volunteers are always very welcome.
What does FiSH offer?
Who does FiSH work in partnership with?
FiSH Neighbourhood Care works closely with AgeUK Richmond on a day to day basis by providing transport for those attending Barnes Green Centre and various other activities. For many years FiSH has worked closely with RaKAT, Richmond and Kingston Accessible Transport. FiSH runs a telephone befriending service as part of the LiveWell Richmond project, in partnership with AgeUK Richmond and the other local Neighbourhood Care Groups.
FiSH is a member of the Dementia Action Alliance.