We welcome referrals from all local partners, including other community organisations and health/social care professionals, as well as relatives or friends. We also accept self-referrals.
However, South London Cares has guidelines on what our volunteers can and can't support with. Volunteers are not trained staff – rather, they are south Londoners who'd like to feel more connected to their community and have mutually beneficial friendships with local older neighbours. We say that our model, and our amazing volunteers, do not make life liveable (feeding, clothing or washing people); rather they make life worth living with new opportunities, friendships and experiences.
Please head over to our make a referral page, where you can read more about our programmes and our referral criteria. We’ll then ask for some more information about the older neighbour you’d like to refer. Please be aware that we may need to make our own assessments on whether our programmes are appropriate and will be beneficial for new neighbours.
Please get in touch on 020 7118 0404 (option 2) if you have any questions about referrals or the referral form.