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
Proposed by North Cave WI, East Yorkshire Federation
At the Annual Meeting in June 2017, delegates voted in support of the NFWI’s resolution to ‘alleviate loneliness’ which aims to ensure that people who are lonely, or at risk of loneliness, are identified at the earliest possible opportunity and have access to the support and assistance they need. Our Link Together campaign seeks to inspire WI members to take action within their Institutes and federations and raise the profile of the issue with local health services.
Download our Great Get Together toolkit
The Great Get Together is a celebration of all that we have in common, set up by the family and friends of Jo Cox. This year, it took place between 21 and 23 June. However, you can get involved at any time of the year.
To help you organise your event or activity, we have teamed up with the Jo Cox Foundation to develop a digital toolkit. Download the toolkit.
Did you know?
|Loneliness is reported by:|
28% of new mums
1.2 million people over the age of 65
32% of people with long-term health conditions
75% of people who are lonely do not know where to turn to for support
Contact the NFWI
- Phone: 020 7371 9300
- Open hours: 9am–5pm Mon–Fri
- Address: 104 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LY
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