“It’s a comfort to know that the Good Neighbour Scheme is there for me in times of need.”
Kilburn Good Neighbours is our award-winning home befriending scheme based here at Abbey, established for over 20 years.
Our lovely group of volunteer ‘Good Neighbours’ provide befriending visits to the homes of over 65s in the areas of Kilburn and South Hampstead. Volunteers might have a chat over a cup of tea, join you in a game of scrabble, or pick up a pint of milk for their ‘befriendee’ if getting out and about is difficult for them. We also have volunteers who can help out with small practical tasks such as changing a lightbulb or watering the garden. Click here to read about one of our Kilburn Good Neighbours pairings.
We also organise regular events, trips and parties for our Kilburn Good Neighbours members and volunteers and involve them in other projects at the centre where possible. For the latest news from our scheme, click here.
If you know somebody who may benefit from having a volunteer befriender, or fancy having one yourself, please contact us on 0207 604 4823 to find out how to become a member. Our scheme coordinator is Lydia, based at Abbey – contact her on email@example.com. We take our lead from you and will match you with someone who can visit as often or as little as you’d like. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, just like the people we visit.
Kilburn Good Neighbours has over 40 volunteers and they tell us that they look forward to seeing our members as much as you enjoy the visits. We are always on the look out for new volunteers to take part in this supportive befriending programme. If you would like to find out more about becoming a befriender volunteer, we would love to hear from you. Contact us to find out more about the role and to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also take a look at our volunteering booklet.
“Thank you for making me feel better today.”