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Good Neighbours Coventry

Good Neighbours Coventry was founded in 2016 to provide friendship and social activity for older people in Coventry.

We offer friendship and support to over 50s in CV1-CV6 who are feeling lonely or isolated. We now also have a sister project in Bedworth.

  • Telephone befriending
  • Pen pal befriending
  • Home befriending visitors

Want to learn a bit more? Download our Good Neighbours leaflet.

You can find our list of local businesses offering food delivery or personal shopping services here: tinyurl.com/covfooddelivery .

To refer someone for support, send us this form: May 2021 referral form to goodneighbours@hopecoventry.org.uk .

To volunteer from just 30 minutes a fortnight, book to come to an information session (dates below). Befriending is fun, rewarding, simple, and you get a new friend out of it too. The information sessions explain how it all works before you sign up to volunteer. Book yourself onto a session here or contact us to come (goodneighbours@hopecoventry.org.uk or call/text 07563 902 904).

Date Time Where
Mon 10th May 7pm Zoom
Thu 20th May 1pm Binley, CV3 2ED
Tue 8th June 11am Tile Hill,CV4 9RD
Wed 16th June 7pm Zoom

 

Good Neighbours Coventry was developed by local churches (via HOPE Coventry and Together for Change) to reduce isolation and improve wellbeing amongst older people. This takes the form of 1:1 befriending (visiting people at home and simply chatting to them), group activities (such as coffee mornings, choirs, and more), or signposting to other useful organisations and clubs (through our Activity Guides – download them below – and other contacts).

Activity Guides for Over 50s

All friendship groups are currently on hold due to COVID-19, as of April 2021. Some support groups e.g. bereavement groups are running in a limited capacity. We will be producing updated activity guides in July 2021; until then, please contact groups individually to check for details.

We have developed printable activity guides for each area of Coventry CV1-CV6, explaining which social groups and clubs are available, what they are like, and how to get there. Each guide is always a work in progress, so if you spot a group that is missing, or an update that is needed, please do let us know! Get in touch with us for a copy.

CV1 local area activity for over 50s guide
CV2 local area activity guide Good Neighbours Coventry Jan 2020
CV3 local area activity guide Good Neighbours Coventry Jan 2020
CV4 local area activity guide Good Neighbours Coventry Jan 2020
CV5 local area activity guide Good Neighbours Coventry Jan 2020
CV6 local area activity guide Good Neighbours Coventry Jan 2020

HOPE Coventry
The Halo Centre, Progress Way,
Binley, Coventry, CV3 2NT
Registered charity number 1155912
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