Nobody should be alone
Norwich is known as one of the friendliest cities in the UK. Yet research reveals that statistically it’s actually one of the loneliest . It’s a huge and growing problem with few easy answers. It’s time that changed. So let’s work together on solutions that will build a stronger, more social and more connected city.
There’s lots of good work already being done to tackle loneliness. That’s why we want to build on this and start a bigger conversation by bringing together the organisations and service providers currently working on this issue, to come up with ways to create an even greater impact.
Bringing people together to tackle the issue
Did you know, loneliness is harmful to people’s physical and mental health? Research shows that lacking social connections is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and can increase the risk of premature death by 30% .
What’s the issue?
Our research has revealed that 46% of respondents said they or someone they know in the local region have felt the effects of loneliness and social isolation. But only 20% said they know of any local support services 1.
What we’re doing
As a business with proud roots in Norwich, we can help to join up the existing organisations and service providers already doing great work to tackle loneliness and raise awareness of the support available. But we also want to start a bigger conversation about the issue, getting more people involved at every level.
Make a difference
It’s time to work together to tackle loneliness in Norwich. Are you with us? Here’s how you can get involved.
Volunteer your time
Are you an individual looking for ways to get involved, give your time and make new connections?
The Loneliness Alliance
Are you a local business, not-for-profit or public sector organisation? Join the Loneliness Alliance to collaborate and tackle the growing issue of loneliness in Norwich.