Friendships and Connections
Some of our services are aimed at reducing isolation and promoting connections and friendships. These services aren't means-tested and anyone can refer themselves.
Our weekly Telephone Friendship Groups support RAF veterans and their partners or widows(ers) to meet new like-minded people. The groups aim to reduce isolation and loneliness.
Our Community Engagement Workers assist individuals to re-connect into meaningful and regular sociable activities to help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Our groups aim to reduce social isolation amongst those living with dementia and those that care for them through the use of reminiscence therapy.
Our Group Friendship Breaks happen annually and provide an opportunity for those who may not have had a holiday for some time to get away and make new friendships.
How we helped Margaret
For Margaret Peckham, life changed when her husband, best friend and soulmate, David, passed away in 2014. After 60 years of marriage, Margaret was living alone for the first time in her life, with very little interaction or human contact with others, which we so often take for granted, until it is gone. She joined our Telephone Friendship Group which gave her an opportunity to make new connections which she says has changed her life.
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