Ilkley & District Good Neighbours was first set up in the 1970s. It comprises a team of local volunteers managed from the Ilkley office of Keighley & Ilkley Voluntary and Community Action. We are here to help residents in the area by offering practical assistance where it is needed. Good Neighbours is a small charity which operates a range of schemes, constantly striving to develop the service to improve the lives of our most vulnerable members of the community. We are always willing to start and develop a scheme where we have established there is a community need.
We believe in the power of community action to make a difference in people's daily lives. For each of our schemes we raise a team of volunteers who are willing to help others in their community in a number of ways.
Our Home & Garden Assist venture is the arm of our organisation which deals with helping people out around the house. It is composed of a band of DIYers and gardeners who visit homes in Ilkley and district to tidy gardens, change light-bulbs and much more.
To find out more about Good Neighbours Befriending and our other projects like ShopAssist, Christmas Parcels and Excursions click on the links to the left hand side of this page. Please feel free to drop into the office for a chat about what we do and how you can get involved. We look forward to hearing from you. You can find our address and contact details on our How to Contact us page
If you are a resident of Menston or the surrounding area, then we highly recommend Menston Cares, an organisation set up by the local branch of Good Neighbours.
To support the elderly and vulnerable living independently within Ilkley and district.
Aims and Objectives
Our aim is to try to help people in a personal and friendly way. The service is available to elderly, disabled and vulnerable people who require our assistance.
Our objectives are to promote any charitable purposes for the benefit of the community in Ilkley, Addingham, Burley in Wharfedale and Menston. We promote the advancement of education, the protection of health and the relief of poverty, distress and sickness.
Our schemes are all designed to relieve isolation, promote economic well-being, re-establish a feeling of self worth, relieve boredom and promote independence and stronger mental health.
If you would like a copy of this please contact the office.
Registered Charity Number 1126267
Company Number 6802173