Tackling Loneliness in Leicestershire

Tackling loneliness and social isolation is one of the biggest challenges we are facing in society at the moment. Many people across different sections of society experience loneliness or isolation at various times in their lives, and it's clear that loneliness can affect anyone, regardless of a person's age or the area they live in. We also know that feeling lonely can have quite a significant effect on our health and wellbeing.

Leicestershire County Council has therefore embarked on a large scale project to tackle loneliness and isolation in our communities. As part of our work on this important agenda, Leicestershire County Council has worked with partners to create some new resources to help with tackling loneliness in our communities.

The Loneliness Toolkit for Leicestershire comprises of an 8-page booklet, which provides lots of useful information to help people reduce feelings of loneliness. It also has information about local sources of support, as well as how to get involved in community groups, projects and activities. A shorter 2-page summary document has also been produced.

In addition to the toolkit document, a new area on the Leicestershire Communities website has also been created, with details about how to get help, information and support regarding loneliness.

We hope this is the beginning of a proactive and collaborative approach to tackling the challenges associated with loneliness here in Leicestershire, to help ensure we have happy, healthy and safe communities, where we can do all we can to help each other, as this is something that is within your gift to give.



Posted: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 19:11 by Victoria Webster

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