Following on from the 'Loneliness Call for Evidence' NALC made in January of this year, there are 50 short case studies demonstrating how local (parish and town) councils of all sizes are getting involved to help tackle loneliness, a problem which increases the likelihood of premature mortality by 26%.
The case studies featured identify activity taken by many of England’s 10,000 local councils to counter loneliness amongst older and younger people, the unemployed and those with dementia. Actions include managing community venues, organising events, providing community transport and social prescribing.
There is little to show from the WALC area on this list.
We would like you to send us short articles on your projects that compare to these national ones so we can build up a document showing how good our area is. Please step up and be included by contacting John Crossing by the end of July ().