Good Neighbours

The Good Neighbours Project provides friendship opportunities and activities for older people within Coventry, and reaches out to isolated and lonely older people to help them engage with their communities and maintain their independence.

The Good Neighbours project is an 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 seek 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.

Good Neighbours Grant:

The Good Neighbours grant has been hugely successful and we continue to give funding to church groups in Coventry who support the elderly, whether they are new or existing projects.

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Good Neighbours Projects funded over the past two years:

With the Good Neighbours grant, we have been able to fund groups for the elderly in the below locations for :

  • Limbrick Wood Baptist Church
  • St. Mary's, Walsgrave-on-Sowe
  • Mosaic Church
  • St. Bartholomew's, Binley
  • Good Neighbours Cheylesmore Group
  • Queens Road Baptist Church
  • Willenhall Choir
  • Willenhall Art Group
  • St. Mary Magdalen
  • St. Andrews
  • Christian Life Ministries
  • St. Chad's, Wood End
  • Jerrys Group, Binley
  • Coventry 'D' Group for the hard of hearing
  • Christ The King Church - Community Lunch
  • Coventry D Group - Hard of Hearing Group
  • House of Empowerment - Singing and Lunch
  • Limbrick Wood - Well FED
  • St. Barts Binley - Outlook Group
  • St. James Styvechale - Community Coffee
  • St. Mary Magdalen - SMM Elders Lunch Club
  • St. Alban's Church/Stoke Heath - Outreach
  • West Orchard United Reform - Health & Friendship
  • Hearsall Baptist - Lunch Club
  • Walsgrave baptist - Computer Beginners