Mutual support networks available in France

Mutual support networks between neighbours become very useful during this period of confinement, from looking after children, the elderly to even printing out documents needed in order to go out. .

 

Their initial objective was to recreate the bond between neighbours and to tackle isolation, exclusion or overconsumption. 

 

Neighborhood networks are now taking on their full meaning, as Emmanuel Macron urged the French on Monday to stay at home as much as possible for a minimum of two weeks. 

 

There are several mutual support networks to help each other during confinement. Here are some details. 

 

Nextdoor

 

Nextdoor has established itself particularly well in France, and in particular in its major cities. Its application puts its users in contact with their neighbours, from their address. It is therefore possible to post announcements, share advice, or ask for a helping hand.

 

For the past few days, Nextdoor has been specifically calling for mutual assistance between neighbours, through a dedicated campaign.

 

The service has in one week observed a strong growth of posts exchanged, comments and registrations. 

 

For more information go to the Nextdoor websitehttps://fr.nextdoor.com/

 

 

Smiile

 

Was launched in 2014. In this period of epidemic, mutual assistance on Smiile takes concrete form in the following from childcare between neighbours, to shopping in pharmacies or in the supermarket, collecting parcels, or dog walking to advice on books, board games or educational resources 

 

The service can also be useful for printing a simple exit certificate or even sharing a Wi-Fi connection.

 

More information on the Smiile website.https://www.smiile.com/

 

MesVoisins.fr.

 

The German mutual assistance network between neighbours was launched in France in September 2017, first in Paris and then in major provincial cities: Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Bordeaux, Lille. Like other neighborhood matchmaking services, you just need to register, give your address to be located in a neighborhood, before entering into contact with other users by areas of interest, service offers , or requests.

 

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