Tackling Loneliness in Hanwell
Neighbourly Care Scheme provides activities and company for those alone
A Hanwell based scheme is helping tackle loneliness in the elderly.
The Hanwell Neighbourly Care Scheme (HNCS) was formed in 1975 to provide company and support.
The care scheme is run almost entirely by volunteers to ensure that those particularly those living on their own have opportunities to make friends with others similarly placed, to socialise at "Pop In" events in local venues held three times a week, to share in other organised activities and to have someone to turn to in emergency or times of stress.
Around 65 elderly people with ages ranging from 65 to 90 attend one or more of events each week and the number is growing.
HNCS are always seeking new members, in particular those who may be isolated and/or living alone for whom the companionship and contact with others alike is doubtless a lifeline.
22 May 2017