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Helping to End Loneliness



Understanding

Loneliness is described by the ‘Campaign to End Loneliness’ as ‘a subjective, unwelcome feeling of lack or loss of companionship, which happens when we have a mismatch between the quantity and quality of social relationships that we have, and those that we want’.

Loneliness can affect anyone at any stage of their life.

It can affect people of all ages and from all backgrounds - from the bullied school child, to the new mother, to the pensioner who has outlived her friends and immediate family. Feeling lonely becomes a major problem when people are overwhelmed by it – when it is chronic - and can’t, for many reasons, take action to tackle it.

How can we help?

Jo Cox put it perfectly, “young or old, loneliness doesn’t discriminate...it is something many of us could easily help with. Looking in on a neighbour, visiting an elderly relative or making that call or visit we’ve been promising to a friend we haven’t seen in a long time.”

We know how valuable local Guilds are to the social lives of members – we can invite lonely women along to our Guild meetings and offer them the friendship and support that we all enjoy.

We can buy and give the 'Gift of Friendship' – which is a voucher for TG membership. For more details click here.

We can also support the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness and the Campaign to EndLoneliness, both as an organisation and as individuals.

As an organisation, TG will be offering to become a resource for the Campaign to EndLoneliness.

At the Jo Cox Commission on Lonliness website you can help, by pledging to start a conversation here.

The Campaign to End Loneliness website offers helpful tips for groups and individuals here.

Together, we can help to end loneliness.




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