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Published 4th Apr 2017

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Ageing Better Middlesbrough’s Peer Friendship project has launched the ‘Good Neighbour’ scheme. 

The project is looking for volunteers who can help people in their community with the skills they’ve got. 

As well as offering a befriending service, Peer Friendship is now offering individuals short term practical support – maybe a lift somewhere or someone to talk to?  

Good Neighbour volunteers will offer support to people in Middlesbrough with one-off jobs like moving the lawn, changing light bulbs, taking someone to an appointment or collecting library books. 

Peer Friendship Co-ordinator Paula Taylor said: “The Good Neighbour scheme enables individuals to remain independent whilst providing friendly social contact and making sure people are safe and well. 

“It aims to tackle social isolation and loneliness through low level practical help.”

 All volunteers will receive training, including safeguarding. 

If you or someone you know have a couple of hours a week to spare and want to make a difference to someone who is lonely or isolated in your community you can call the Peer Friendship Team on  07595 453074 or email

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