"I watched my neighbours clapping on a Thursday and realised I wanted this good feeling to carry on"
What is Hartleneighbours?
Hartleneighbours is about encouraging supportive connections between neighbours and communities by providing resources and sharing good ideas across the town.
Why are local support networks valuable?
There’s no single way to show good neighbourliness. We don’t need to be told what good neighbourliness looks like – we know it when we see it and we feel right when we show it. It makes us feel good and often people are encouraged by seeing others being neighbourly.
What’s involved in setting up a street network?
There's been many examples of people setting up their own networks. If you are looking for some pointers then Hartlepower suggests you use the resources on this website.
Below is one possible way of getting started – based on what we know has worked in Hartlepool so far.
Lots of help to get started is on this website – click here for resources. If you’d like some more information , then get in touch with Hartleneighbours support
Contact the Hartleneighbours Support Team:
Complete a contact form (button below) and we will get back to you
Call: 01429 806400 (Option 4)
"The group started off around security after one of us had a break in, but its really taken off! They're planning a Street Celebration for VE Day "
"One neighbour is teaching another to knit using Zoom while some pass shopping notes between our houses, everyone is checked up on"
"Last week we had an exercise class in the street!"
Share ideas with new and exisitng network contacts ideas, work through issues, make connections and learn about new help and resources as they become available.
Trial time is each Wednesday 2-3pm
A directory of support services
"I know there's people in my street who are lonely"
"We've started planning for Halloween"
Video conferencing services allowing people to be in the same 'room' and interact. Great for education, meetings and fun get togethers
If you haven't used video conferencing before, join us in informal training sessions
Be a part of regular network meetings.
Details of how to book are on our events calendar
Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. We focus on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need.
Download and print simple flyers to post and offer support to those self isolating.
An additional suggestion could be that on the reverse side you print/draw an image which the receiver could place the flyer with the reverse side showing in their window to show they would like help
Find and add resources to our Drive to using our public folder.
Grow the support available to all!
To share with us
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Explore the latest government information for helping friends and family
Generous sharing of ways to get together in the current situation. If you cannot access the kit because of not having google please email email@example.com for a PDF version
Ways to support people with dementia in the COVID crisis including videos and tips to help volunteers support
Follow the link and go to 123 minutes: 53 seconds
"One of us has offered fixing IT for free and another to make face coverings"
Ran by SMB training - the short 2 hour sessions offer learning for informal volunteers to pick up tips and knowledge around keeping themselves and others safe in the community. There's also a chance to progress.
To find out more or book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
"I'd love to get to know my neighbours"
If you have any concerns about the safety of someone in your network:
Children – (pre birth to 18 years), call in office hours The Children’s Hub 01429 284284 email email@example.com
Adults – concerns about adults (18+ years) call in office hours the Adult ISPA 01429 523390 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of hours – out of office hours, evenings, weekends and bank holidays please call EDT for adult and child concerns (Emergency Duty Team) 01642 524552
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