COVID-19 UPDATE

Levenshulme Good Neighbours are committed to helping older people in isolation through the COVID-19 crisis. We have adapted our befriending scheme  in line with government guidelines, and demand for our services is high. Please consider supporting us through our ‘Donate’ page if you can.

Levenshulme Good Neighbours is a registered charity that works with volunteers to offer practical,

social and emotional support to over 300 older people living in the Levenshulme area of Manchester.

Why not take a few minutes to find out more about our invaluable work?

If you’re inspired to make a difference, either by volunteering or supporting us financially, then get in touch with us.

We’d love to hear from you.

 

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Intergenerational and Peer Age Volunteering

Winner of Volunteer of the Year Award

Levenshulme Good Neighbours champions both peer to peer age and intergenerational befriending. Tailor making it to the needs and requirements of both the volunteer and service user. We have found both benefits and insight of matching people of different background and age groups.

 

Levenshulme Good Neighbours are proud to have one of its volunteers Giaksha contribute more than 100 hours of volunteering for our charity and as a student of University of Manchester shortlisted for and won 2nd prize for Volunteer of the Year Awards helping to fund the charity further.

News & Events

Campaigns & Projects

Our coordinator Ray Olaniyan has made a fantastic contribution to MACC's 'No Going Back' publication this month. It features articles from leaders of voluntary sector organisations in Gorton and Levenshulme, who share their experiences and views of working at a neighbourhood level during the Covid-19 crisis. You can read his ... Read more

Upcoming Events

Welcome Folks! Please see some events which will be held over the coming months from our partner organisation Levenshulme Inspire Taskforce ... Read more

Past Events

We're taking an opportunity during #nationalvolunteerweek to thank our amazing volunteers at LGN. They really do go above and beyond - whether it's taking our service users for trips out, helping with gardening tasks, or putting aside their time for a chat and a cup of tea every week. Our ... Read more

Partnerships & Achievements

Winner of Awards One Manchester

Levenshulme Good Neighbours operate in One Manchester Independent Living Schemes locally and are proud 2nd place winners of sponsorship and funding towards activities within the schemes from One Manchester Community Soup Funding. Our other partners include Inspire Taskforce, Gorton Visual Arts, All FM 96.9 Radio, Levenshulme Inspire and Debdale Bowling as part of Manchester Council’s OPeNS (Older People’s Neighbourhood Support). We are available on twitter and Facebook – our social media reached more than 20,000 people last year.

Projects & Developments

Exclusive befriender with healthy eating buddies

Levenshulme Good Neighbours have a proud history of being the only befriending charity in Manchester to exclusively run one to one healthy eating buddy schemes with Inspire and Manchester University as part of the Urban Village Project.

 

Levenshulme Good Neighbours have recently partnered with AllFM to highlight radio development training and session running with over 55s in the community. Watch this space for volunteer garden projects, developmental talks and activities.

Sponsors

Part of the Older People’s Neighbourhood Support

Levenshulme Good Neighbours are proud winners of grant funding to make its projects happen. We are also part of the Manchester Older People in the Neighbourhood Support Project. OPeNS. And are utilising recent funds to spearhead evidence and best practice for initiating digital inclusion for over 55-year olds who are socially isolated or cut off from internet and device connectivity. Such information and data are fed back to partners and sponsors for hopeful policy development.

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