We have been provided the following from Staffordshire County Council.
In recent months the Association has been working closely with the County Council in the development of a campaign to help combat social isolation and loneliness. The work, which has built on the established “Doing Our Bit” initiative, has been overseen by a Task & Finish Group involving representatives of SPCA member councils which have already shown the lead in helping their respective communities throughout the pandemic.
The County Council is now launching the campaign with the central aims highlighted below.
To help address the issue of loneliness in Staffordshire we’ve developed the Let’s Beat Loneliness Together campaign. The aims of the campaign are to:
- Raise awareness of the issue of loneliness
- Help people to take practical steps to combat loneliness
- Work with Staffordshire based organisation, that offer a loneliness, isolation or befriending service to help them grow in terms of recruitment of volunteers and raising awareness of their services to residents who need support.
We hope to achieve these aims by working with partners organisations and stakeholders to deliver a fully integrated campaign that will allow us to reach people across the county, but also offer more bespoke information at a district, borough and parish level.
|East Staffordshire||East Staffordshire Family Support
Offering free, one-to-one family support for a wide range of issues as well as specific parent-focused support groups offering practical fun, activities and sessions to help you feel supported and engaged.
|East Staffordshire||Burton Albion Community Trust
Offering a range of activities designed to help build healthier and happier communities in Burton and the surrounding areas, including their programmes to help with loneliness, Tackling Loneliness Together, Extra Time Hub and TeamTalk.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN
You can support this campaign by sharing the content posted on Staffordshire County Council’s social media channels.
You can use #LetsBeatLonelinessTogether #DoingOurBit
You can also use the copy and assets below to promote the campaign on your own channels. This could be adding the information to your website, newsletters or e-bulletins or creating your own social media posts using the assets and pre-approved text. We will also be providing printed information to ensure we’re getting messages to those that are more difficult to reach.