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Friday Lunch: A community companionship scheme for the price of a pizza

Fri 20 Sep, 1-2pm, Brander Kitchen

with Theresa Lee

Huntly Neighbours is a grass-roots community companionship scheme started by Theresa Lee in response to an idea posted as part of the How's Huntly? survey in 2018 towards the town's Room to Thrive strategy. Huntly Neighbours sees community volunteers have weekly phone contact with members of the community who feel isolated and in need of a good neighbourly chat - a substitute for the chat over the fence. The system works on referral from the Huntly GPs and healthworkers. The scheme has an incredibly light footprint - the cost of a phone contract that is the same price as a takeaway pizza.

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