Love Your Neighbour is East London Cares' friendship matching scheme, bringing older and younger neighbours together to spend time one-to-one.
Older and younger neighbours are matched up based on location, interests and personality. They 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 and 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 share stories, advice, skills, laughter and new experiences.
Love Your Neighbour kicked off in January 2020. If you have any questions about the programme, get in contact.