Our Telefriends, Good Neighbour Schemes and Monthly Book Club are working together to support older people who enjoy reading by linking them with a Bookfriend and a connection to our Monthly Book Group.
The role is about giving older members of the Camden community the opportunity to share ideas and opinions about their love of reading and on the latest book being read by the Book Group and the themes the author explores.
Lots of people enjoy reading, but not everyone has an opportunity to share this interest with other people. Some people may not be able to get to group meetings, others may lack the confidence to join groups or clubs but would welcome an opportunity to chat to someone who shares their love of reading. It may be just that they need some encouragement and company to help them become part of the Book Group. Whilst some may not have the technology to access an online group.
• If meeting in person is agreed by the co-ordinator the duration can be agreed between the client, volunteer and coordinator.
• Attending the Monthly Book Group – desirable but not essential (in person/online held on the last Thursday of the month at 3:30pm or in person only on the last Wednesday of the month at 11am.)