Good Neighbours 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 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 (email@example.com or call/text 07563 902 904).
|Thu 12th August||7pm||Zoom|
|Friday 20th August||11am||Esquires Coffee Shop, Coventry Transport Museum, City Centre|
|Wed 1st September||10am||Stoke Aldermoor LIFE Centre, CV3 1DA|
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