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Neighbourhood Care Scheme


The neighbourhood care scheme is an older people’s project that includes a befriending service for housebound people. This provides social support and gives people who would otherwise be housebound the chance to have a befriending volunteer who will visit for one hour a week in their home or at a community venue such as a trip to the local shopping centre.

Neighbourhood care scheme users also have access to our other services and activities which include the Stroke club for members and their carers; the Over 60’s, an older people’s group as well as the Visually impaired group and an older gentleman’s group.

All these groups are run from the Time and Talents centre based at the Old Mortuary St Marychurch Street SE16 4JE.

This project is funded by Southwark Primary Care Trust

Who is it for?

Older housebound people; volunteers

What does it cost?

The service is free. You may have to make a payment towards some outings or activities. How do I find out more?

How do I find out more?

E-mail , call 0207 231 7845 or drop in to the centre.



We know that this is a difficult time for everyone and we continue to do everything we can to support our users and the wider community.  We’re working hard to adapt our face to face services and activities and look forward to providing updates on these soon.

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and users remains our priority and we continue to reduce risk of transmission and ensure that unnecessary risks are not taken. This means that members of the public are not allowed to enter the Old Mortuary building or use the toilet.


Current services include:

For any urgent issues contact the Southwark Council COVID-19 Community Hub in one of these ways:

  1. Complete an online referral form
  2. Email
  3. Phone 0207 525 5000 and choose option 3


As always, we welcome volunteering applications

Please support the Time & Talents Food Hub via our fundraising campaign

You can contact us as usual on 020 7231 7845 and at

With our very best wishes,

Sarah Gibb, Director, and the T&T team

14 August 2020