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.
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.
When you’ve pledged, share your support on Twitter using #NoLonelyDay.
To find out more about loneliness and to get some inspiration for ways you can tackle it, visit Campaign to End Loneliness.
You can also read the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness manifesto, where Norfolk’s In Good Company campaign is featured on page 15.
There’s a wealth of events, services and volunteering opportunities being run by hundreds of organisations across Norfolk which are committed to combating loneliness in the county – and which need your help and support.
Norfolk Community 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, 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.
Search for more volunteering opportunities on these websites:
In Good Company is being run by over 20 voluntary, statutory organisations and public service providers. Find out more about them.