Combatting loneliness aim of Chipping Sodbury event

February 27 2018

A meeting aimed at helping combat loneliness is being held in Chipping Sodbury.

A meeting aimed at helping combat loneliness is being held in Chipping Sodbury.

The South Gloucestershire Disability Equality Network (SGDEN), in association with other voluntary sector groups, is hosting the event aimed at members of the community who might have contact with isolated people, and would like to know more about what they can do to help. 

Sophie Wainwright from SGDEN told the Voice a wide range of people can help: “This might be delivery drivers, shop staff, hairdressers, volunteers, people who attend community groups or religious services - any member of our community who wants to be armed with the confidence and skills to make a difference.”

“We hope that local businesses will also want to get involved, sending members of staff where possible to train them up to make a positive impact on customers and our local area.”

The event will be on Tuesday 20 March at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.

Booking is essential - by visiting bit.ly/lonelySG or search "SGDEN" on Eventbrite.