Small gestures make a huge difference

Lots of us are already doing a great job of looking out for each other, but there is still more we can do to make our local areas safer and happier for everyone.

Simple things you can do

Feel good neighbourhoods

According to mental health charity, Mind, people who are interested in helping others are more likely to be happy themselves. Feeling valued by others around you can also help reduce loneliness and contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing.

To help you help others, why not download our weekly planner to keep track of the neighbourly actions you could do each week along with our neighbour calling cards to help you reach out to someone new.

Weekly planner and calling cards

Download your neighbourly planner and calling cards here.


Neighbourly actions

Interested in doing something to look out for your neighbours but don’t have a lot of time to spare? Not a problem! There are lots of simple things you can do that are easy to fit around your daily routine. This could be anything from picking up something from the shops next time you go, to saying ‘good morning’ on your way to work. Small gestures really do make a huge difference.

Neighbourly action calendar

Download our neighbourly actions tip sheet for more advice and inspiration about the simple things you can do to look out for those around you.


Food for thought

Throughout history, food is famous for bringing people together. Whether it’s a warm home-cooked meal with family, or a quick bite to eat with someone new – tucking into a meal with others is the perfect way to share stories and get to know each other better.

Our comforting recipes are quick and easy to make and are packed full of your 5-a-day too. Why not invite your neighbour over for dinner or pop round with a plate if you know they struggle to get out.

Comforting recipes

Download your recipes for the perfect dish to share with a neighbour!


Share the word

Help others look out for their neighbours by sharing our tips on social media. Download our sample tweets and images.