Good Neighbours Coventry

Good Neighbours Coventry was founded in 2016 to provide friendship and social activity for over 50s in Coventry. More about our usual operations can be found below. Most social clubs are currently suspended due to COVID-19.

We are offering to isolated over 50s in CV1-CV6:

  • Telephone befriending
  • Pen pal befriending
  • Home befriending visitors

We are volunteer dependent – so we cannot guarantee support to everyone. Referrals will not be processed over weekends/Bank Holidays/evenings. We can’t force anyone to accept support.

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 aged 50+ for support, send us this form: August 2020 Good Neighbours Coventry referral form to goodneighbours@hopecoventry.org.uk .

To volunteer, use our form, email us at goodneighbours@hopecoventry.org.uk or call/text 07563 902 904.

Good Neighbours Coventry was developed by local churches (via HOPE Coventry and Together for Change) in partnership with Age UK Coventry and Warwickshire 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).

If you know anyone over 50 who might benefit from a weekly visit from a befriender, a local coffee morning or friendship group, get in touch. Equally, if you have half an hour at any point in your week spare to offer friendship over a cup of tea to a local older person, we would love to hear from potential volunteers too. For more information on Good Neighbours Coventry groups, befriending or visiting, contact goodneighbours@hopecoventry.org.uk or 07563 902 904.

Churches or faith based organisations looking to start or improve an older people’s outreach project can apply for a small grant, so do get in touch to register interest for this.

Activity Guides for Over 50s

All friendship groups are currently on hold due to COVID-19, as of July 2020. We are endeavouring to find out what is running during September 2020.

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
c/o Coventry Foodbank,
Progress Way, Coventry, CV3 2NT
Registered charity number 1155912
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