This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local communities to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to be able to offer them the appropriate support and assistance.
North Cave WI, East Yorkshire Federation
An estimated nine million adults in the UK are lonely ‘always or often’, yet many feel unable to tell someone or seek support. Research shows that over time, loneliness can damage a person’s mental and physical health and overall wellbeing.
Our Link Together campaign calls on members to take action to reduce loneliness and isolation in their communities. Since 2017, we have been campaigning for greater support for people who are lonely or at risk of loneliness. Our members have been taking action to raise awareness of the issue within their WIs, communities and local health services.