Good Neighbours Service Need a Befriender? Need a Befriender? Thanet Good Neighbours Service Telephone: 01843 609335 Email: [email protected] Thanet Hub The Good Neighbours Service is a volunteer befriending service aimed at reducing the feeling of loneliness and isolation among older people in our community. Our befriending service is open to anybody aged 60 or above, and our volunteer befrienders can help by: Visiting you for a cup of tea and a chat Going out shopping with / for you Going with you for a stroll or short trip De-cluttering We can also support you with: Regular chats over the phone Helping us on the admin or organising side of things Attending one of our monthly lunches Our volunteers are not carers, cleaners or nurses, but can help by simply being a friend. We hope to help you gain in confidence so that you can leave the house, use technology or just to build a lasting friendship. We have been running our Good Neighbours Service for over 10 years and have over 140 befriending matches and going strong. Rest assured, too, that each and every one of our befrienders has undergone a rigorous checking and training process before joining being introduced to you. This process includes: Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks; receipt of satisfactory references; a face-to-face interview and induction with one of our team members. Click Here to find out more and see what people say about our Generic Good Neighbours Service.