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It’s a great time to reconnect with your neighbours

If recent events have taught us anything, it’s the importance of local communities. You may not have been catching up with your neighbours, but it’s always a great thing to do and has many health and social benefits as a bonus. So, why not invite your neighbours around for a cuppa and a chat and find out what they’ve been up to.

June 25, 2020

Socialising with your local community has many health benefits and could help you to live a healthier, happier life. Not only that but being social and supportive to others mean they benefit too!

9 benefits of staying connected with your neighbours

  1. You find out what’s happening in and around your community.
  2. Your neighbourhood becomes safer when everyone looks out for each other.
  3. Being friends with your neighbours can reduce your stress levels.
  4. In the event of an emergency, there will be someone close to call upon.
  5. Your social circle expands.
  6. If you go away, you can ask your neighbour to empty your mailbox or put out your bins.
  7. There will always be someone to keep an eye on your home.
  8. You can leave a key with a neighbour in case you lock yourself out.
  9. You never know when you might need to borrow that cup of sugar!

7 ways to have a neighbourly catch up

  1. Keep it simple and invite them around for a cuppa (and some homemade treats!)
  2. Organise a lunch with a few of your neighbours where everyone brings something along to share.
  3. If you have children of the same age, arrange a play date.
  4. Suggest a family day out at the park.
  5. You could walk your dogs together.
  6. If you have a shared interest (such as tennis or golf) plan a game together.
  7. Organise dinner and drinks

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