Since March 2020 most of our activities have been on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Helpline - 020 8876 3414 - remains open and we are gradually reinstating some of our activities on a small scale as restrictions permit.
More more news and images of our activities during the pandemic, please see our News page or follow our social media pages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
The situation concerning COVID19 continues to change and develop. We are hugely grateful for the many new volunteers who came forward at the start of the crisis. Some of these are now returning to work, so we need a further recruitment drive to ensure our work can continue for the duration... and beyond.
If you have time to spare now and are likely to have availability post-COVID we would love to hear from you.
As is our usual policy, all new volunteers will be asked to undergo a criminal records check and for the contact details of two referees.
An application form can be downloaded by clicking on the button below.
We are happy to receive referrals from GPs, social workers, district nurses, community mental health teams or concerned family members. Please call Liz on 020 8878 8100.
Membership of FiSH costs just £20 per year. Members receive regular newsletters and access to all of our activities and volunteer services.
"I have not volunteered with FiSH before and was really struck by how grateful the lady I helped was. You are doing a great job matching people in need with those of us able to help. Thank you. I am proud to be part of this community effort."
If you would welcome a 'Telephone Buddy' to chat with, please call Liz on 020 8878 8100. A friendly chat about what was on TV last night or simply the antics of your pets can make all the difference right now!
Open Gardens East Sheen will take place on Sunday July 4th. Click here for details and tickets.
If you would like to support FiSH financially during this challenging time please click on the button below. Thank you!
The FiSH Helpine is open Monday to Friday. Help with shopping, transport, gardening and small handyperson jobs can be arranged. If you, or someone you know, needs help please call our Helpline on 020 8876 3414 giving as much notice as possible.
Neighbourhood Care Groups
FiSH is one of eight neighbourhood care groups located within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. FiSH serves a population of 35,000 living in Barnes, Mortlake, East Sheen and those living in TW10 who live between Clifford Avenue and Sheen Common Drive, and those living in SW15 who pay their Council Tax to Richmond Council. Almost 5,500 of this local population are over the age of 65.
If you live outside of these areas please contact your appropriate network:
Richmond - Richmond Good Neighbours
Kew - Kew Neighbourhood Association
Ham & Petersham - Ham & Petersham SOS
Twickenham & St Margarets - HANDS Care Group
Teddington & Hampton Wick - Teddington & Hampton Hill Voluntary Care Group
Whitton & Heathfield - Whitton Network
Hampton & Hampton Hill - Hampton & Hampton Hill Voluntary Care
For Roehampton & Putney please contact Age UK Wandsworth
During times of 'disaster' there are always the few who would seek to take advantage of the disadvantaged and this challenging time is no different. Many kind and generous people are offering help, but up and down the country there are reports of scams and criminal activity.
If you are offered help, please make sure it is coming from a reputable source. And please make sure your loved ones are aware of the danger of responding to unsolicited leaflet drops, phone calls or calls at the front door.
COVID Vaccinations - remember COVID jabs are ONLY available via the NHS and you will never be asked to pay for your jab or any other NHS treatment. The NHS will never, ever ask for your bank details.
“My goodness, I am so thrilled with the bag of meals you delivered this morning that it has made me cry. I didn’t have any Easter eggs, so finding those in the bottom is such a special touch. Thank you FiSH for all you are doing for us. What would we do without you all?”