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End loneliness in North Tyneside

Lonely lady

Published on 09 November 2018 03:09 PM

There are 14000 older people living alone in North Tyneside and many of them are suffering from loneliness.

  • Loneliness can cause heart disease and stroke
  • Loneliness is worse for an older person’s health than obesity and inactivity.
  • Loneliness is as bad for you as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
  • North Tyneside is currently ranked 43rd out of the 326 local authorities in England in prevalence of loneliness among older people.
  • The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more than ever before.

Some of the ways you can help us to end loneliness in North Tyneside

By Volunteering with us

As a volunter with our befriending service you could provide company for a lonely older person in North Tyneside.

By Donating

£1 will pay for cuppa at the community cuppa clubs where older isolated people can meet, socialize and find out about other support they need

  • £5 will fund a taxi to a community Christmas lunch for a person otherwise spending Christmas alone.
  • £5 will fund a Befriending visit to an older person who is lonely and  isolated.£10 will fund initial training for a Befriending volunteer.
  • £25 pays for 1 hour of an Information and Advice Officers time
  • £50 could pay for a physical or social community group session
  • £150 would cover the cost of hiring a mini bus to transport people to and from the Christmas Day lunch.
  • £200 would cover the cost of 1 month of a dementia café, supporting  those living with dementia and their carers.
  • £500 to start a new community group in the local area, covering venue costs, marketing, volunteer expenses and sessional worker fees