Isolation and Social Engagement Service
Are you feeling isolated and lonely? Or do you know someone that is? Do you find it hard to get out of the house? Have you stopped doing the things you enjoy?
You might be coping with a big change in your life which means staying in touch with friends and family is even harder than usual. For example a bereavement, moving to a new community, loss or change of employment, a relationship breakdown, or becoming a parent.
You may be dealing with a physical or mental health problem, or be a Carer for someone who is, which can make it difficult to join in with activities in your local community. These circumstances can lead to a loss of confidence and/or reduced social network.
‘Isolation’ refers to the number and type of social connections we have, whereas ‘loneliness’ refers to the feelings we have about these connections – ‘a lack or loss of companionship’.
Isolation and loneliness really can affect anyone in many different stages of our lives. We are working to reduce isolation through this project, by working directly alongside people who would like a bit of support. The aim is to prevent things from getting worse and to improve your wellbeing and independence.
A worker can contact you to identify what you would like to change in your life, and support you to make steps towards this. To find out more, or to access this service, please contact us.
This project is delivered in collaboration with Age UK Stockport, and is funded by Pebble Enterprises Limited, Stockport
The service looks to support those aged 16+ with any SK postcode.