The “Good Neighbours” scheme is an exciting new initiative developed by local churches (via Hope Coventry and Together for Change) in partnership with Age UK Coventry (AUKC) to improve health and wellbeing amongst older people.   Working collaboratively, faith organisations and AUKC are seeking to engage with isolated and lonely older people by developing existing social networks and using existing community resources to enable residents to help each other.  This could take the form of group activities, 1:1 befriending support, or low level practical assistance. 

The project will increase the range of friendship opportunities and activities available for older people within Coventry, as well as significantly increasing reach to isolated and / or lonely older people to help them engage with their communities and maintain their independence.

The Good Neighbours funding scheme was so successful that we have now run out of funding. We see this as a positive, as we have been able to help as many churches as we could to establish/sustain older people groups in Coventry. However, further funding may be available in the future, so keep an eye out!