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Lets Beat Loneliness Together – Staffordshire County Council service

If you’re feeling lonely, there are organisations across Staffordshire that offer support and opportunities to connect with others.

 

Everyone Health Social Isolation and Loneliness Service

Get involved with quiz and puzzle groups, baking sessions, bingo, book clubs, history sessions, wildlife groups and fitness sessions. For more information call: 0333 005 0095 or visit: bit.ly/EHLoneliness

Staffordshire Community Learning

Improve your skills with an online course enabling you to meet new people, learn new skills and develop interests. For more information call: 01785 278770 or visit: bit.ly/StaffsLearning

Telephone Reading Friends

Chat to others about your favourite author, book, genre or new titles. For more information you can call your local library or visit: bit.ly/ReadingFriendsStaffs

Staffordshire Connects

Connecting you with help and support in your community via a directory of trusted organisations that offer loneliness and befriending services. For more information you can visit: bit.ly/SCBefriending

There are some small steps you can take to help yourself to feel less lonely.

   Tell someone you’re feeling lonely

Telling a friend, family member, GP or health professional that you feel lonely can really help. This could be face-to-face, a call, text, email or letter.

   Connect with an old friend

Connect with someone you haven’t spoken to for a while. A phone call, FaceTime or letter can really brighten your day.

   Get involved with local projects

Your local town or parish council will have information on community projects, volunteering opportunities and events that you can get involved with.

   Get connected online

If you’d like to get connected online but need support with this, why not speak to a friendly neighbour, friend or family member to see if they can help you?

   Become a volunteer

Volunteering can help you to meet people, learn new skills and build your confidence. Visit the Do It Staffordshire website to search for opportunities: bit.ly/DoItStaffs

For more tips, support and advice visit:

loneliness.doingourbit.info

 

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