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.
- Telephone befriending
- Pen pal befriending
- Home befriending visitors
Want to learn a bit more? Download our Good Neighbours leaflet.
For people struggling to get out, 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: November 2020 Good Neighbours Coventry referral form to firstname.lastname@example.org .
To volunteer from just 30 minutes a fortnight, use our form, email us at email@example.com or call/text 07563 902 904. It’s fun, rewarding, simple, and you get a new friend out of it too. We run regular information sessions (see Jan 2021 options below) which explain how it all works before you sign up to volunteer. Just get in touch to come.
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 December 2020. Some support groups e.g. bereavement groups are running in a limited capacity.
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