Love Your Neighbour is our one-to-one friendship programme. We introduce younger and older neighbours across the city of Manchester, to share time, laughter, and joy together over the phone, in-person, or a mix of both. Neighbours generally catch up for about an hour once a week for company and conversation.
Vicky and Izzy, our Love Your Neighbour Coordinators, aim to create genuine, long-lasting friendships through a flexible programme that allows organic friendship to flourish between older and younger neighbours. We match people based on their proximity to each other and, where we can, shared interests. Often, friends help each other discover new interests too!
Where and when matches meet is up to them, but Vicky and Izzy are in regular contact with all of our matches to hear stories, and feedback, and to provide support along the way.
Each friendship on the programme is unique and different – some neighbours head out to explore Manchester’s coffee shops and museums, some come along to our Social Clubs together and others stay in, watching their TV shows or trying out a craft, enjoying a brew and natter.
If you would like to get involved, make a referral or simply hear more about the programme, please sign up here or chat with Vicky or Izzy on 0161 207 0800.