Loneliness

 

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SDSAF IS WORKING ON THE PROBLEM OF ISOLATION AND LONELINESS

Loneliness is one of the biggest issues for older people.  The Campaign to End Loneliness has four aims;

to raise awareness in our communities

to improve local policies on loneliness

to support fellow constituents

to get people to join their campaign.

AGE UK AND THE SEVENOAKS CHRONICLE 

If you live in the Sevenoaks area you might have seen coverage of this issue in the Sevenoaks Chronicle.  The Chronicle has joined forces with Age UK to highlight Loneliness especially across Christmas.  See the article here.  More than half of 75 year olds are lonely.  Half a million older people have little contact with the outside world.  Age UK are looking for volunteers who will befriend older people by visiting them occasionally.

Could you befriend someone?

 

SDSAF has raised the subject of loneliness in several meetings.  Do you have a view?

Do you have an interest in dealing with loneliness?

Would you like to be part of an Experience Group on loneliness?

Frank's Shed

Vice Chair Steve Plater attended a Health Action Team meeting at Sevenoaks District Council which discussed,  amongst other things, Men’s Sheds.  The Council are bidding for funds for this idea and SDSAF supports them.  We would also like to see some inter-generational action with Men’s Sheds involving older people helping to teach younger people some of the kinds of basic skills that we ‘oldies’  have often gently gathered over the years.

WOMEN!  What about your sheds?

 

SDSAF’s Experience Groups are led by Members with an interest in dealing with an issue and have some experience in working in that field and are supported by Members who have no professional experience but who have an interest in the issue.

Contact the Chairman of SDSAF if you would like to be part of this Experience Group.

Do you know about Men’s Sheds?

See  http://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/

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