Neighbours Together project is all about communities coming together to support people to stay active and socially connected. The project looks to tackle loneliness and isolation in people in Watford & Three Rivers area, by fostering the spirit of neighbourliness in local communities. 

This is done by connecting older people with their local communities and enabling them to improve their health & wellbeing by building up their social networks, becoming more informed and active. 

Project's aims & Goals 

  • Combat loneliness by enabling older people to feel more connected and part of their local community in the Watford & Three Rivers area. 
  • Foster a spirit of neighbourliness in local communities. 
  • Identify, map and promote a range of social activities, club, support services and events through a guide called the What’s OnGuide. 
     

What we would like to achieve: 

  • Older people feel less isolated and lonely in their own communities. 
  • Older people are better able to manage their health and wellbeing. 
  • Older people are better able to access information to meet their needs. 
  • Local voluntary organisations are better connected and better able to meet the needs of older people. 

What is being done 

We will work with a network of local “Community Champions” who know (or want to know) their local communities, events, activities and support services available for older people. They will listen and work in partnership with the community to remove any barriers to engagement, help promote activities, enable the introduction of new activities and make exciting things happen. A “Community Champion” will be a “Good Neighbour” who helps to promote local activities and services. 

To find out more, look at the Community Champions page. 

The Neighbours together team will continue to identify, map out and promote a range of social activities, club, courses, support services and events through a guide called the What’s OnGuide. The guide is available online and with your help we want to include all the exciting things that are going on for people in the area. 

The project also looks to support the development of new ideas i.e. new activities, clubs or events, either with the “Community Champions” or other community leaders. The team would work very closely with the Community Voluntary Services (CVS) of W3RT, to help with setting up, funding, volunteer management and advice.