We are proud to support #OurNeighbours

Written by Emma Stafford, People’s Board Chair

Have you seen the campaign all about looking out for our neighbours? If not, I’d recommend a nosey on https://ourneighbours.org.uk/ or have a look at the hashtag #ourneighbours on social media.

It’s a community campaign that’s been spearheaded by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership who would like us all to share a simple message… There’s so many little ways that could make a really big difference to your neighbours life. And let’s not forget, enhance yours too!

The above photograph of the People’s Board was taken at our recent development day. A good opportunity to show our support to the campaign and a much needed excuse to have an updated group shot!

I’m lucky enough to have a next door neighbour who I regularly have chats with over the garden wall, say hello to whilst taking the bins out, who will keep an eye on things if I’m not here and we will happily help each other out when an emergency arises.

However, it wasn’t always this way… When they first moved in next door I was busy (as many of us are!) and didn’t spend a lot of time at home. Then it felt awkward to break the ice… luckily we did say that first hello and now it’s just the norm. It really makes a difference to how I feel at home and is a true enhancement to my life. I’d like to say a big thank you to Lucy (and of course the boys too!) for looking out for their neighbours. I will continue to look out for you.

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