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The award winning Good Neighbour Scheme is a cornerstone of our services and provides vital assistance, friendship and reliable support for local older people who have no one else to turn to.


The Good Neighbour Scheme is built of volunteers working within every community on the Isle of Wight. These volunteers provide low-level support, helping with tasks such as:

  • Befriending and visiting those who feel lonely or isolated.
  • Outings or shopping.
  • Transport to medical appointments.
  • Walking your dog.
  • Help with small tasks in the home.
  • Letter writing or help with paperwork.
  • Choosing, collecting and returning library books.
  • Confidential support for those suffering domestic abuse.
  • Regaining confidence after illness or bereavement.
  • Provide information on other services to improve health and wellbeing.

For outings and transport requests a small mileage fee will be payable to cover expenses.

Can you help? Click here to apply

For more information call us on (01983) 525282

Age UK Isle of Wight believe that No One Should Have No One.

Most of us will feel lonely at some point in our lives. For a lot of us, particularly those in later life, loneliness can define our lives and have a significant impact on our wellbeing. But we can help you feel less alone.