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Let's tackle loneliness, leaving no one behind

Posted by Jodie Goffe on Tuesday 8th June 2021

“I am enjoying thoroughly being friendly with Anna ... there is just a warmth there and I feel I know her. It is a very rewarding thing from the donor and the recipient - there is a lot to be had from both sides from it.”

Jan, older neighbour

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Volunteers' Week 2021: Saying Thanks

Posted by Matt Scaysbrook on Friday 4th June 2021

Volunteers' Week runs from 1-7 June, and this year’s theme is “saying thanks”. Whilst our programmes focus on mutual fun and friendship rather than the traditional sense of volunteering, we wanted to celebrate members of our network who have gone over and above to support their younger and older neighbours.

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Social Clubs and Activities in June

Posted by Matt Scaysbrook on Wednesday 26th May 2021

Our activities in June see the return of face-to-face Social Clubs for younger and older neighbours, the relaunch of our #AllTogether Activity Packs and the continuance of everyone's favourite Virtual Social Clubs. There is so much to do you won't notice the weather!

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Hanging on the telephone

Posted by Harry Jenkins on Monday 24th May 2021

In January, we re-launched our Phone Social Clubs. Similar to our Virtual Social Clubs, these take place over Zoom, but the difference is everyone joins via their phone – allowing anyone who doesn’t have a device or knowledge of technology to take part.

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Looking back and moving forward: our Love Your Neighbour & Phone a Friend Volunteer Celebration Evening

Posted by Lauren Barr on Friday 7th May 2021

Last month, the Love Your Neighbour team hosted our first virtual Volunteer Celebration Evening. It was great to bring everyone together, giving our newer younger neighbours the opportunity to meet other longer-standing matched volunteers, share learning and experiences, and, most importantly, celebrate the impact they all made over the last year.

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Dance Like Nobody's Watching

Posted by Enoch Adolfo on Sunday 2nd May 2021

Did you know that Virtual Dance Clubs are one of South London Cares’ highest attended clubs? There’s a very good reason why - find out more in our latest blog

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Virtual Social Clubs in May

Posted by Matt Scaysbrook on Wednesday 28th April 2021

May's Virtual Social Clubs include our first-ever ceilidh, two green-themed clubs and a 'photo throwback' inspired South London Stories club, plus lots more. Check out this blog to see the full programme and download our latest #AloneTogether Activity Pack.

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Learning from our community partners

Posted by Matt Scaysbrook on Friday 26th March 2021

One year on from suspending our face-to-face activities, we asked our community partners to share their thoughts and experiences of working with us. In this blog, we detail the results.

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