Grow Social, our newest gardening initiative, is back for 2021. Designed to help combat social isolation and connect communities, we're encouraging community groups across the UK to use small acts of kindness to reach out to their neighbours. Find out more here. Loneliness is a major health concern in the UK, and is now more widespread than ever. But throughout the last … Continue reading Grow Social 2021
Santa-grams for seniors this Christmas Home Instead Calderdale has teamed up with local primary schools as well as age related charities and community groups to launch a Santa-gram campaign, to help bring festive cheer to elderly people this Christmas.According to the Age UK website almost a million older people say they feel lonelier at Christmas … Continue reading Send a Santa-gram to an elderly person this Christmas
With the nights drawing in and lockdown still in place with the potential that it may be extended, more people may come to experience loneliness. According to the BBC, Lockdown loneliness has reached record levels. The numbers of adults who state they are frequently or always lonely has increased since the first lockdown earlier in March … Continue reading Staying Well is just a phone call away
Sometimes just a brew and a chat would just do and the Staying Well Hub team have found a way to bring this simple yet vital service back. Although face to face may not be an option at the present, the new telephone befriending service offers a more personal contact to people struggling with isolation. … Continue reading Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale
If not, there's still time! Register for your free pack before 5pm on Friday 28 March. Take part in our brand-new initiative to bring people together using the power of plants. Grow Social is the Britain in Bloom theme for 2020, but all groups and individuals can also join in. Loneliness is a major health … Continue reading Have you signed up for your free Grow Social Pack ?