Love Your Neighbour will be East London Cares' friendship matching scheme, bringing older and younger neighbours together to spend time one-to-one.
Friends will get together once a week and build friendships that help bring a little of the outside world in for neighbours who can struggle to get out. Younger neighbours can also support their older neighbours to get and about to enjoy all that Tower Hamlets and Hackney have to offer – whether that's the cinema, the theatre, or our brilliant parks and museums.
The programme aims to bridge divides that can make London an isolating and lonely place for younger and older neighbours alike. Through conversation, company and companionship, younger and older neighbours can support one another to stay vibrant, visible and connected. It's mutually beneficial: younger and older neighbours will share stories, advice, skills, laughter and new experiences.
Love Your Neighbour will launch in 2020. If you have any questions about the programme in the meantime, get in contact.