In Good Company

No one should spend a lonely day in Norfolk if they don’t want to.

Thousands of people in Norfolk are lonely. Loneliness can cause poor health and even lead to premature death. It can make people vulnerable to scams and fraud and increase their reliance on public services.

But we also know that alleviating loneliness can help people lead independent, happier and healthier lives, for longer.

In Good Company is a campaign to help combat loneliness in Norfolk.

Make a pledge to support the campaign today

We’re asking people from all walks of life to show their support for In Good Company by making a personal pledge to do something, no matter how big or small, to help ensure that no one in Norfolk spends a lonely day if they don’t want to.

  • Perhaps you run a business and can give staff time off to volunteer, or donate to a local charity which is running loneliness-busting events
  • Perhaps you are an individual and can spare time to volunteer with a charity, or invite a lonely neighbour for tea, or even just have a chat in the queue in your local shop
  • Perhaps you already volunteer or support local charities
  • Perhaps you can’t get directly involved but want to show your backing for the campaign

Pledge your support

Show your support on Twitter

When you’ve pledged, share your support on Twitter using #NoLonelyDay.

Tackling loneliness

To find out more about loneliness and to get some inspiration for ways you can tackle it, visit Campaign to End Loneliness.

Coming Soon – In Good Company quality mark

The In Good Company quality mark will recognise the vast array of businesses, communities, voluntary and statutory organisations that run services or events for lonely people, or which support their work – for instance by encouraging employees to volunteer.

If you would like to register your interest in applying for an award, please email your full contact details to marketing@norfolk.gov.uk. Please provide the name of your business/organisation/community, postal address, website address if available and name of person to contact and telephone number and we’ll be in touch very soon.

Visit Norfolk Directory

There’s a wealth of events, services and volunteering opportunities being run by hundreds of organisations across Norfolk which are committed to combatting loneliness in the county – and which need your help and support.

Norfolk Directory is a free to use online resource.

If you’re lonely and looking for things to do in your area, or you want to volunteer or show your support for a local charity, search the directory to find listings near to you. You could look for community and social groups or volunteering opportunities, for example.

If you are an organisation that runs events or is looking for volunteers, register today and add your events, services and volunteering opportunities to promote them to people in your area.

Visit Norfolk Directory

Find more volunteering opportunities

Search for more volunteering opportunities on these websites: