We’re looking for volunteer phone befrienders!

We’re looking for volunteer phone befrienders!

Did you know, 225,000 older people often go a whole week without speaking to anyone at all.

With the restrictions of COVID 19, we’re finding other ways to ensure isolated older people in Levenshulme stay connected and cared for. Phone befrienders help by making welfare calls to our members on a regular basis, to check in & have a chat.
If you…
⏲️are reliable
☎️ enjoy a good natter
👂 are a good listener
🌟 have positive energy to share
…We would love to hear from you! Email us at team@lgn.org.uk

Thanks to all our supporters!

Thanks to all our supporters!

Like many other charities, COVID-19 has bought some unique and pressing challenges to LGN. Changing the way we offer befriending, adapting to meet an increased need from our members, and working on our digital inclusion project have all been the focus of the last three months. We’d like to thank our funders who are helping… Continue Reading

A Trip Down Memory Lane

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Those of you who have been listening to our radio slot on ALLFM will know we are always looking for song requests – particularly if they have a story or memory behind them. This week, LGN member Carol requested her favourite singer Elvis – and told us about the day their paths crossed…. “It all… Continue Reading

A Garden Makeover !

A Garden Makeover !

A delightful thought for the weekend guys, one of our volunteers told us that a garden is, ‘a place where one can let the light come in.’ We would like to give a shout to our volunteer gardener James who did a fantastic job for one of our clients this weekend as you can see…🌞🤓(no… Continue Reading

Social Isolation Vs Self Isolation

Social Isolation Vs Self Isolation

As the coming months see people part-return to work and lockdown transitions, we ask that you please keep our older vulnerable neighbours in mind. Self isolation may have given you an insight into what it is like to be stuck at home, or unable to see family and friends – but this is often a… Continue Reading

We’ve launched our Digital Inclusion Project

We’ve launched our Digital Inclusion Project

Many people would love to speak to friends and familythrough lockdown, but don’t have the right equipment. Being able to connect with others is vital for maintaining good mental health – and the ability to access online entertainment and information can help an older person retain their independence. That’s why, withthe help of Levy Corona… Continue Reading

National Volunteering Week!

National Volunteering Week!

National Volunteering Week has made us so proud and grateful to Inspire, Inspire’s People Project, The Bread and Butter Thing and new volunteer Charlotte – keep feeding and being fed by the community!!!! We are lucky to have so many amazing volunteers helping in every way they can – whether that’s delivering food, telephone befriending,… Continue Reading

Thank you Peter Kershaw!

Thank you Peter Kershaw!

We just want to say a huge thank you to the wonderful Peter Kershaw Trust, who have kindly donated £2000 to help us support older people in Levenshulme. Peter Kershaw was a direct family descendant of Joseph Holt – who founded the local Manchester brewery in 1849. It means so much to get local support… Continue Reading

Tune in to Levenshulme Good Neighbours & Happy Mondays!

Tune in to Levenshulme Good Neighbours & Happy Mondays!

If you’re missing your friends at the Inspire Taskforce during isolation, look no futher! Tune into local Levenshulme radio station ALLFM (96.9) Tuesday 2pm – 3pm for “Happy Mondays….on a Tuesday” slot, run by the lovely Kate Williams. The radio show that connects older people that would usually attend Inspired Taskforce activities at Levenshulme Inspire.… Continue Reading

Levenshulme Good Neighbours