The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have been felt right through our community, and has led to lots of people, particularly older people, experiencing feelings of loneliness or isolation.
That’s why we’ve launched the new tackling loneliness together project, designed to help people reconnect and engage with their local community.
Activities will include befriending phone calls, online social groups, a pen-pal scheme, social action from young people taking part in NCS and socially distanced ‘garden gate conversations’ to reach the people who need this vital support right when they need it most.
Scott Copeland, health and wellbeing officer at the Foundation, said: “This project is vital in helping connect the people who are feeling isolated, particularly through these challenging times.
“We’d urge anyone who’s feeling lonely, or is worried about someone else who may be, to get in touch. Some regular contact could make all the difference.”
The project is free of charge for participants and will be tailored to each individual’s needs.
The EFL Trust network has a history of working with people across all generations and have a track record of connecting the people who need it most.
If you or someone you know could benefit from the new loneliness programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below.
Express your interest: https://forms.gle/7sWW6AqLF1FAXKM97
Refer someone you know: https://forms.gle/aATnRHemHHYwSTvc8