Nigel's Good Neighbours
The Nigel’s Good Neighbours campaign encourages people to keep an eye on those over 65 and offer help and support to keep them healthy. The campaign has been set up by MKC’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Councillor Nigel Long, and hopes that by looking out for our elderly friends and neighbours they can avoid unnecessary hospital visits this winter.
Tip 1: Share your time
We can sometimes feel like we don’t have any time to spare, but if you can, try and take a moment to spend some time with an elderly friend or neighbour.
Tip 2: Don’t forget to ask
If you see or speak to an elderly neighbour, friend or family member, don’t forget to ask how they’re doing.
Tip 3: Start a conversation
Reach out to an elderly neighbour, friend or family member by starting a conversation, whether it’s popping in for a chat or giving them a call.
Tip 4: Check they’re safe
Check if an elderly neighbour, friend or family member is safe by asking about their mobility and home safety.
Tip 5: Check they’re warm
Regularly check if an elderly neighbour, friend or family member is keeping warm this winter, and offer advice such as wrapping up warm, drinking plenty of hot drinks and having hot meals.
Tip 6: Get their benefits checked
Some elderly people may not be aware that they’re entitled to certain benefits such as help with energy bills, winter fuel payment and cold weather payment.
Find more advice on keeping safe this winter on the Age UK website.
If you’d like to get involved, you can download the poster and social media graphics below or support Nigel’s campaign by using #nigelsneighbours or retweet/share posts from @MKCouncil twitter or facebook.
Last Updated: 16 November 2017