Love Your Neighbour is North London Cares' friendship matching scheme, which brings volunteers together with their older neighbours aged 65 and over. This 1-2-1 Friendship Programme will match you with an older neighbour in North London for regular conversation and company. This means that our older pals who are less able to go out and about, or who have lost some social connections over the years, can feel re-connected to their local community through friendship, chatter, and laughter.
Love Your Neighbour runs across the boroughs of Camden and Islington. You can still apply if you live outside these boroughs. To find out more you can read our Love Your Neighbour Guide but if you want to know what it's all about we think Dexter and Michael's friendship says it all!
Lots of our matches are meeting outdoors as much as possible and if the weather permits. Importantly, we are having open and honest conversations with older and younger neighbours about their concerns, to ensure everyone feels comfortable. Quite a few of our matches have decided that they would only like to keep in touch over the phone, and this can work well too.