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Link Together

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

Link Together logoAt 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.

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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 takes place between 21 and 23 June.

To help you organise your event or activity, we have teamed up with the Jo Cox Foundation to develop a digital toolkit. Sign up to receive the toolkit.

Campaign resources

Download the Link Together Campaign Toolkit or contact the Public Affairs Department at pa@nfwi.org.uk to request a paper copy.

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
 
However:
75% of people who are lonely do not know where to turn to for support