Good Neighbours Coventry is a project that seeks to alleviate loneliness in over 50s through at-home befriending, practical help and friendship groups.
Funded by the Better Care Fund via Coventry City Council and the partners of the project are Age UK Coventry, HOPE Coventry and Together for Change.
- People over 50 not living in a care home and not suffering from severe mental illness
- Access DBS checked Good Neighbours befriender, who would visit them for a chat and company on average once a week.
- Clients can self-refer into the scheme.
- Good Neighbours volunteers cannot provide any personal care.
Easiest client to match to a volunteer will be a non-smoker who is elderly (75+) and lives alone, is clean, is flexible on when they have a visitor, can recall the volunteer (so that the volunteer also has a meaningful experience), and who is willing to engage with conversations on different topics.
Clients not fitting this profile may take longer to find a suitable volunteer.
Geographic availability of volunteers varies frequently, as volunteers broadly wish to volunteer within their local area.
Please complete the referral form and return to Jess Day-Pollard, Good Neighbours Project Manager
Post; Jess Day-Pollard, Good Neighbours Coventry, c/o The Friendship Team, Age UK Coventry, FREEPOST NAT 10221, Coventry, CV1 1BR.
For more information on the scheme, contact Jess: 07563 902 904