Love Your Neighbour is our one-to-one friendship programme. We introduce younger and older neighbours living across Liverpool, 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.
Alice, our Love Your Neighbour Coordinator, aims 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 how often matches meet is up to them, but Alice is 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 Liverpool’s many coffee shops and museums, while others enjoy staying in, watching their favourite films or TV shows together or just having a cup of tea and a chat.
If you would like to get involved, make a referral or simply hear more about the programme, please sign up here or chat with Alice on 0151 659 1789.
Younger Neighbour Tennessee sums up what it feels like to be matched with older neighbour Marie through the programme, he told us,
"I had no expectations before talking to Marie, I just worried about breaking the ice during our first call, but a minute into the call, we were chattering away like we'd known each other for ages. We talk about everything and amazingly, we agree on everything. She's an absolute joy and her positivity is infectious. Meeting up has been an absolute pleasure. I never think of time with her as a charity, it's a real friendship."