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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice

Befriending and Good Neighbours

Opportunities for support, companionship, and practical help.

Befriending and Good Neighbour services are great ways to combat loneliness and isolation if you have difficulty in getting out and about.


Befrienders are volunteers who keep in touch with you and provide companionship and conversation. Befrienders can keep in contact with you by:

  • telephone - arranging to talk to you at a pre-arranged time
  • visiting you at home

Find a befriending service

Good Neighbours

Good Neighbours services are also provided by volunteers. As well as providing company and friendship, a Good Neighbour can offer practical help such as collecting a prescription, running errands or changing a light bulb. Some may even be able to take you to the shops or to an appointment.

Find a Good Neighbour

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