16 October 2018.
Yesterday (15 October) the Prime Minister Theresa May launched the first cross-Government strategy to tackle the very real problem of loneliness.
This strategy recognises the huge challenge we face with loneliness in our society and its implications on our health.
From social prescribing to community activities, to teaching children about the importance of relationships in school, to postal workers checking up on lonely people on their patch – there are some big plans here: www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-launches-governments-first-loneliness-strategy
The next Connecting for Good event is a ‘Social Living Room’ on 31 October where you can come for a cup of something warm, a slice of something sweet and some hearty conversation about how we join together to keep having adventures. The venue, Theatre Absolute, was formerly a fish and chip shop restaurant in the city centre and is now an award-winning theatre company.
- Click to view and join the event on Facebook.
- Or simply come along to Theatre Absolute, 38 City Arcade, CV1 3HW from 5pm – 7pm on Wednesday 31 October. Everyone is welcome.
It could be a good way to spend Halloween, especially if you’re not keen on trick or treaters!
Could you go a week without seeing or talking to anyone? Watch this film by the Campaign to End Loneliness to get a sense of what life is like for over half a million older people in the UK.
Contact the Connecting for Good team today to join in:
Jess – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07776 509204
Alice – email@example.com / 07776 509206
Mel – firstname.lastname@example.org / 02476 631040