Please note that during the Covid – 19 crisis we re no longer visiting clients at home, but are accepting referrals for telephone befriending.

We would like to thank some of our new sponsors who are helping THFN transform the lives of the housebound older community in Tower Hamlets:

The Henry Smith Charity

City Bridge Trust

Field Family Charitable Trust          

The East End Community Foundation



Befriending Week Nov 1 – 7

2020 has brought about challenges and opportunities that none of us could have anticipated. The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have brought loneliness, isolation and the importance of connection and kindness into the spotlight more than ever. Although we won’t be able to celebrate in the usual face to face get togethers, THFN will still be coming together in other ways to celebrate the importance of befriending and say thank you to all our befrienders. Look out for more on our Twitter and Facebook pages .

All THFN staff are Dementia Friends Champions!

We have always been committed to supporting and advocating for people in Tower Hamlets living with dementia, and now with Tower Hamlets Alzheimer’s Society we will continue to encourage others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. We can do this by giving them and everyone in the community information about the personal impact of dementia, and what they can do to help. Please contact us if we can help.

THFN Befriending Report

‘More than just tea and a chat’ Our report aims to raise awareness of how important befriending is as a preventive service, and everything it can encompass when provided the way we provide it. It also highlights the challenges befriending faces in these difficult times. The report can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.

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