Ham & Petersham SOS

Ham and Petersham SOS is the local neighborhood care group for elderly and disabled residents of Ham and Petersham. We provide transport, weekly activities, monthly outings, and practical help.

Activities and Services: 

  • Petersham Nurseries Coffee. Held on the first Tuesday of every month from 10am-11:30am the community is welcome to join SOS members, volunteers and staff for a slice of cake and a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Shopping bus service.  This weekly minibus service picks you up from home and takes you to Sainsbury's in Kingston on a Thursday morning.  Volunteers will then help you with your shopping into the minibus, and then on into your home once you are back at your address.
  • Monthly Outings.  On the 2nd Tuesday of every month we visit a variety of venues, the Coast, museums, shopping centres and places of interest.
  • Monthly Coffee Morning at Petersham Nurseries.  Petersham Nurseries, a local plant nursery invites members of Ham & Petersham SOS to socialise whilst enjoying a hot drink & a slice of cake, every first Tuesday of the month (excluding August).  Take the opportunity whilst there to browse their homeware & garden shops, & see their interesting selection of plants, tools & garden accessories. 
  • Volunteer car transport. Volunteer car transport to and from appointments such as hospital, GP, Clinic, Hairdressers and clubs.
  • Tea and Chat at Ham Library.  A weekly Monday morning coffee morning.
  • Lunch club at Ham library.  A weekly Wednesday lunch club.
  • Fish & Chip Fridays.  Held on the 4th Friday of every month at Ham Library, the group meets to eat local fish and chips in a friendly environment.
  • Befriending Service.  We have a small, local befriending service that provides volunteers to local residents who do not see anyone regularlay, and we may be able to provide volunteers to take you out for a walk or a coffee locally.
  • More Support for Ham & Petersham residents through referrals to CILs Partners. CILs is a partnership of 20 local charities, supporting adults of all ages to live independently, improve wellbeing and stay connected with their local community. CILS Information Navigation acts as the central access point into the service, as well as offering information, advice and support – delivered by Richmond AID.  CILs Health & Wellbeing offers a range of wellbeing, social and practical support – led by Age UK Richmond.  All 20 partners can be contacted directly.
Service access criteria: For elderly and disabled residents of Ham and Petersham.
Activities for older people
Connecting with others
Services for older people
Transport and getting around
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
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