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The award winning Good Neighbour Scheme is a cornerstone of our services. We provide vital assistance, friendship and reliable support for local older people who have no one else to turn to. The scheme is built of volunteers working within every community on the Isle of Wight.


These volunteers provide vital support and companionship through:

  • Face to face befriending; visiting those who feel lonely or isolated for a cup of tea and a chat, or outside in the fresh air perhaps in the park for a short walk.
  • Telephone befriending; calling regular residents to either have a catchup or simply for a welness check to ensure they are doing ok. 
  • Relationship building; helping someone to regain confidence after illness or bereavement.
  • Signposting vital information; provided by Age UKIW on other services available to improve their health and wellbeing.

All of our volunteers are vetted and complete a DBS check before starting with the scheme to ensure the safety of our older residents. They are supported by a designated coordinator who will also check in with you every six weeks to ensure you are happy with the support received.

Get In Touch

If you, or someone you know are in need of support, call 525282 or email us through the pink button

  • Volunteering

    Find out more about the difference you could make to an older Island resident's life by volunteering from as little as half an hour a week.

  • Spring Support Hub

    Find out how Age UK Isle of Wight's many services can support you, or someone you know to live well this Spring.