Let’s bring Norwich Together to tackle loneliness in our city

Nobody should be alone

Norwich is known as one of the friendliest places in the UK. But some people in our community are missing out on human connections that are vital for health and wellbeing.  

We have proud roots in Norwich and care about the health of our community, so we’re rallying people to tackle loneliness. Together we can bring Norwich Together and build a city full of connection and cohesion. 


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We’re part of the Tackling Loneliness Network

Beyond Norwich Together, we’re also committed to addressing loneliness across the UK. In April 2020, we joined the government’s new Tackling Loneliness Network, a group of high-profile charities and businesses that will share their expert skills and knowledge to help connect groups at risk of loneliness and isolation during lockdown. 

#Let’sTalkLoneliness

We’re supporting the Marmalade Trust’s National Loneliness Awareness Week, from 15-19 June, which encourages people to talk openly about loneliness. There’s loads of useful tips and advice on what to do to look after yourself and others safely through this challenging time.

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Why it’s important

Loneliness and social isolation are fast becoming a national epidemic. It’s a growing problem that’s harmful to our physical and mental health.

Research shows that loneliness is as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and can increase the risk of early death by 30% 1.

Almost half of us in Norwich have felt the effects of loneliness or social isolation, or know someone who has 2. It’s time we changed that.

Love Light Norwich

We supported Love Light Norwich this year, a new festival which brings thousands of people together to combat social isolation by celebrating love and belonging.

We also shone a light on our Norwich Together initiative by kicking off the festival with a daytime meeting where individuals, local businesses and communities came together to drive positive social change.

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Join the 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. 

Who's in the alliance?

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You can 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. 

Join Lumi - The Norwich Community Sharing Hub

Lumi connects you to your community and gives you access to great spaces, skills and activities in Norwich. 

Volunteer your time

Are you looking for ways to get involved, give your time and make new connections? Check out Voluntary Norfolk's volunteering opportunities.