Good Neighbour Scheme

We seek to match the resident with a local volunteer to visit the resident weekly (same time each week). The volunteer will get local shopping for the resident and will make time for conversation. The aim is twofold: to provide practical help, usually around shopping, for residents who are unable to get out and shop themselves and who have no local family and friends or community network to help them; and to help to lessen social isolation and loneliness, helping them feel more connected with their community.

Service access criteria: Plymouth residents
Connecting with others
Day to day helping hand
Services for older people
Key words - separate with a comma: befriending