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The Good Neighbours Network

Sitting under the CSR umbrella the Good Neighbours Network is a unique and valuable asset to local communities

The Good Neighbours Network is a unique and valuable asset to local communities, providing what is needed in a caring, people focused and nimble way.

The Good Neighbours model is one of autonomy, self organisation and eventual self-resourcing. This is both appreciated by the groups themselves, it secures their independences and enables responsive and consistent delivery at low cost.

The Network currently consists of 123 groups across Hampshire connecting almost 5,000 volunteers who between them produced 166, 780 acts of kindness in 2016, ranging from hospital transport and befriending to dog walking and brunch.

All groups are supported by the Network Hub, a small, professional and ‘merry’ team who provide safeguarding, insurance, training, a GNN tool kit, policies and procedures and hands on advice for the recruitment and management of a healthy volunteer army.

It works!

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GNN is funded by Hampshire County Council and Clinical Commissioning Groups in Hampshire.

GNN EVENT 2018

The 2018 GNN event held on April 26th, focusing on the art of volunteering was a marvellous affair, bringing together over 100 Good Neighbours from across Hampshire. We showcased the ‘GNN movie’ shot at last years event and invited many of you to be involved in the ‘sequel’, due to be commissioned over the Summer and dedicated to capturing the art of volunteering. By popular demand we invited back Max Prangnell, Director of Communications for the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, who delivered a dynamic few words to us around messaging and highlighted Dame Carol Blacks TEDX talk on retirement and its golden opportunities. After workshops and a delicious lunch, the afternoon was concentrated around a moving performance from the London based theatre company Pluto Productions, who opened our eyes and hearts to the stories of two families dealing with dementia.

Over 100 GOOD NEIGHBOURS ATTENDED AND A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL.

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EVERYONE NEEDS A GOOD NEIGHBOUR

Website http://www.goodneighbours.org.uk

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