FiSH Neighbourhood Care aims to inspire a caring community where older people live fulfilling, independent lives knowing that help willingly given by neighbours is at hand.
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 combats loneliness and social isolation in older and vulnerable people living in Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen, enabling them to live independent and dignified lives. We connect the community through a volunteer network offering friendship, support and practical help.
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.
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 is a member of the Dementia Friends Alliance.
Activities & events for week beginning Sunday April 22nd...
For further details of these activities click here.
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, the Victoria Foundation, The Mercers' Company, The Goldsmiths' Company, The Grocers' Company and other grant-making bodies. Local organisations including the Barnes Community Association and local churches are also very supportive of FiSH and regularly provide financial support for specific projects.
Members of FiSH pay an annual subscription however, we rely on donations - and contributions from FiSH clients and volunteers are always very welcome.
FiSH Neighbourhood Care is looking for two new trustees; career experience in community healthcare/care for the elderly, and finance and accounting experience preferred. For more information click here.
Community Sponsored Walk
Sunday April 22nd
We would love you to help us raise money FiSH whilst enjoying a gentle Sunday afternoon sponsored ramble. To register click here!
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What does FiSH offer?
Looking Back at Barnes
A film to celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Michael's and All Angels.