Mountbatten Neighbours support older people across Southampton and large parts of Hampshire who are living with chronic life-limiting illnesses, and with frailty, and those that are feeling isolated from their local community.

Neighbours offer their time, companionship, and support, and develop natural, mutual friendships. They are valued by those they visit. 

A Mountbatten Neighbour will usually visit or meet with someone for at least one hour a week, but it can be more if you choose.

As a Neighbour you will:

  • Offer friendship and a listening ear.
  • Support people to do the things they like and enjoy.
  • Support people to stay connected to their community, family & friends.
  • Visit for a cup of tea and a chat, or go for walks.
  • Explain services provided by Mountbatten, which can help those you support to live well with their illness.
  • Support people to make a plan for their future care, to make sure that their wishes and preferences are known and taken into account.

Full training will be given and you will be supported by a Mountbatten volunteer coordinator and benefit from monthly development sessions, coffee meet-ups, and further training. We want this experience to enhance your life, as well as the people you support.

As a Mountbatten Neighbour, you will be DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and reference checked. We can arrange this on your behalf.

If you are interested in becoming a Mountbatten Neighbour, apply online or contact our friendly team!

Call 02382 548852 or email us.

How can a Mountbatten Neighbour help me?

If you would be interested in having the support of a Mountbatten Neighbour, fully trained and supported by Mountbatten, you can contact us for further information by email or phone 02382 548858.

"I live on my own and was very lonely. Now I have something to look forward to each week." - Marie Heliwell, supported by a Mountbatten Neighbour.