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My Neighbourhood

My Neighbourhood is a free service helping to connect people and communities. The service benefits people who may be isolated, lonely or need a bit of extra support. We are also here for community groups; especially for those just starting out and/or for those wishing to further develop their established offer.

The My Neighbourhood project is currently available to those residing within Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale.

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Who is My Neighbourhood for?

Who is My Neighbourhood for?

Adults aged 18 and over that:

  • Are vulnerable (especially older people and those with physical disabilities)
  • Are at risk of deteriorating health, social isolation and/or loneliness.
  • Are willing to engage in their local community and find ways to improve their emotional, social and physical wellbeing in and out of their home environment.
What the service provides

What the service provides

Once you are contacted by a member of the team, our first action is to listen and work with you to understand how we can help. This may include: 

  • Offering advice and information on how to help you stay well and active within your local community
  • 1:1 support from a named Community Engagement Adviser who can offer information, advice and signposting to the right support for you. Very often this includes helping people to gain the confidence needed to start socially connecting
  • Providing opportunities to meet new people, join in social activities and perhaps try something different.
  • Support through befriending  - either on the phone or in person.
  • Inspiration to find a volunteer role around your interests.
  • Work with existing volunteers to build community activity and groups so that more local people can join in. 
What do people say about our service?

What do people say about our service?

"What I enjoyed about Stepping Out the most was that everyone is sociable; everyone really cares about each other. I really appreciated the call from Lisa before the walk to reassure us and give direction, I looked forward to the call; it gave me confidence and improved my self-esteem”. 

"Although I have good family support, having a regular volunteer to talk to has been a life saver. It is lovely to have a friend who can spend time with me, to read the paper and do the crossword with me. We have become really good friends and during lockdown my volunteer sat in the garden and talked to me through the window!"