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About the organisation

Origin Housing

To provide affordable social housing for residents living in North London and Herts, creating communities where individuals thrive

We have a commitment to:

Great homes-Creating homes that people are proud to live in by developing new, affordable rented and shared ownership homes.

Positive people-Ensuring we have attentive, caring staff and that we deliver services that are right for you, by tailoring them to your needs.

Strong communities -Helping people and neighbourhoods thrive by working closely with residents and giving them a bigger say in what we do.

Role Aim: 

To support older isolate residents living alone in Somers Town. To help make residents feel part of their community and socially included and valued.


Visiting older person at home. The visit will normally take 30-45 minutes. You will chat with the resident, hear about how their day has gone. Read, play board games, listen to music.

Skills needed: 

Caring, good listener, an interest in helping older people and building stronger communities.


Frances Shank

Visiting older isolated residents once a week for to offer support and have a chat.
Time commitment: 
Opening times: 
Introduction, personal safety. Confidentiality, Health & Safety.
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here