The Good Neighbour Scheme

The Good Neighbour Scheme offers support and reassurance for older people with no-one to turn to.

The scheme has over 550 local volunteers that are committed to helping make their community a nicer place to grow old, and to ensure that everyone has someone when they need them.

It is a lifeline to vulnerable and lonely older Islanders.

The Good Neighbour Scheme could help with:

  • Befriending and visiting those who feel lonely or isolated.
  • Weekly friendly telephone chats which can really lift the spirits of a lonely older person.
  • 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.
  • Specialised support for the older LGBT community, working towards an inclusive Island.
  • Confidential support for those suffering domestic abuse.
  • Regaining confidence after illness or bereavement.

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

For more information, and to see if a Good Neighbour Scheme volunteer could help you, please contact our friendly office on (01983) 525282 or email:

The Good Neighbour Scheme also runs the below specialised projects:

Volunteering opportunities

We are a Volunteer led organisation. Volunteering is a great way to help in your community, make friends, share old skills and learn new ones.

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