We run three Good Neighbours Schemes in Islington

Our Bemerton Good Neighbours Scheme is for the residents of Bemerton Estate, Delhi Outram, Naish Court/ Wellington Square, York Way Court, Tiber Gardens, Julius Nyerere Close, Cowdenbeath Path, Stanmore Street and Lion Court. It is funded by Islington Giving and Islington Council.

Our Kings Cross Good Neighbours Scheme is for the residents of Peabody's Kings Cross estates and surrounding areas. It is funded by Islington Giving and Peabody Housing.

Our New River Green Good Neighbours Scheme is for the residents of Northampton Street, Canonbury Street, Canonbury Crescent, Walter Sickert, Marquess, Channel Island and New River Green Estates. It is funded by Islington Giving and the Islington Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Here for you and your community

Our Good Neighbours Schemes offer you and your fellow residents opportunities

  • to attend activities and events.
  • learn or teach a skill in one of the groups.
  • help out in any way that you would like to or just socialise and make new friends.
  • be part of the reference group that oversees the running of the Good Neighbours Scheme.

By being part of your local Good Neighbours Scheme you can help build a better local community by 

  • tackling isolation
  • expanding your own social circle and that of other residents
  • helping to build sustainable networks of mutual support
  • increasing the sense of neighbourliness
  • improving the health and wellbeing of local residents
  • providing positive activities for children and young people.

To be successful our Good Neighbours Schemes need you and other local residents to get involved. They are built on an ethos of co-production and harness the strengths, ideas and passions that exist within your community. Working with us will improve your life and the lives of those around you.

What difference do we make?

All of our Good Neighbours work is informed by our approach to improving health and wellbeing.

"My kids go to the football on Fridays. What I like about it is that it gives them a run around and gets them to know other kids from the estate and gives the parents a chance to meet other parents. It’s also fitness for the kids whatever the weather coz its indoors. It’s great that they get to run off some energy, we don’t have a garden or a balcony. And it’s great that its free coz there is so little that is affordable for families."

"It cheers you up when you are feeling down to know you can come down to a group here. All the worry goes out of the window for a little while."

"I felt like I was 20 years too early to be here since I wasn’t well and had to retire early. But If I wasn’t here I don’t know what I would do, my windows would fall out from being cleaned too much and I would have spent a fortune a Bingo! Instead I have made friends, learned to garden and I now know more people in the estate from the past two years than I did in the 40 years I have lived here. It’s a family feel and everyone gives something."

“My mental health and wellbeing has improved. It gets me going out of my flat. The Good Neighbours Scheme has supported me to get my Food Hygiene and Safety certificate. As a volunteer I have regained my confidence and spark and ability to be more spontaneous. I feel quite humble when people share a problem or memory with me. For me and others I know it has been a lifesaver. It is a gem.”

How to get involved

If you live in any of the areas of Islington covered by our Good Neighbours Scheme go to our activities and events to see what is on offer or get in contact with your local Good Neighbours Scheme to find out more.

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You can also keep in touch with activities and events at our New River Green Good Neighbours Scheme if you are a member of Nextdoor - the private social social network for your neighbourhood.