Small acts of companionship can ensure No Lonely Day this winter
Winter can be a particularly difficult time for people experiencing loneliness and social isolation. As the weather gets colder and the nights close in, we’re asking Norfolk residents to look out for those who may be on their own.
Simple acts of companionship can make a real difference to a person’s life. This might be popping in for a chat with an elderly relative or neighbour, offering to run errands or inviting somebody round to share a meal.
Norfolk County Council believes that no one should spend a lonely day in Norfolk if they don’t want to and our In Good Company campaign aims to reduce loneliness and isolation in the county.
It’s not just older people who can feel lonely, recent research has revealed that social isolation can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Working together to alleviate loneliness can help people lead independent, happier and healthier lives for longer.
For details of social events, activities, services, information and support offered by hundreds of organisations across the county visit the Norfolk Community Directory - www.norfolk.gov.uk/norfolk-directory
Find out more about the In Good Company campaign at www.norfolk.gov.uk/InGoodCompany