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Intergenerational Pen Pal Scheme

LGNI are delighted to have partnered with Alpha Housing to support the pilot of our first Intergenerational Pen Pal scheme. Due to Covid- 19 restrictions Alpha Housing tenants have been unable to meet in common areas and see friends or family.   As so many people are being kept apart, this groundbreaking Pen Pal project will help to combat social isolation and loneliness by connecting those living in the Alpha Housing Scheme with LGNI Volunteer Pen Pals.

To date, we have matched 28 Pen Pals ranging from 16-70 years old. They are currently waiting on receiving their first letters and we hope that many long term friendships are created as a result.

We have been overwhelmed by the interest in becoming a Volunteer Pen Pal and hope that this will be the first of many Intergenerational pen Pal schemes. We are so excited to be leading the way using innovative ideas to keep people connected!

Interested in getting involved?

While we have matched all our current Pen Pals for this pilot, feel free to get in touch to be added to our database of interested Pen Pals. Or if you are interested in setting up your own Intergenerational Pen Pal scheme get in touch to talk through the practicalities.

Email Lynn.Heatley@bjf.org.uk.