Can You Help?
We're looking for volunteers to provide emergency support to our older residents across the Island during the coronavirus crisis.
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.
To enquire about the Good Neighbour Scheme
Call our friendly team on (01983) 525282 or email us
Age UK Isle of Wight believe that no one should have no one. Are you or is someone you know feeling lonely?
Help us tackle loneliness
What can you do to help? There are many simple things you could do in your day-to-day life that take you only 5 minutes but can make a real difference to a lonely person.
This project is part of the Age Friendly Island partnership. Age Friendly Island is part of Ageing Better, a programme set up by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Ageing Better aims to develop creative ways for older people to be actively involved in their local communities, helping to combat social isolation and loneliness. It is one of five major programmes set up by The National Lottery Community Fund to test and learn from new approaches to designing services which aim to make people’s lives healthier and happier.