Dinner for One is no joke for the Socially Isolated
Christmas is normally a time for sharing and spending time with family and friends, and whilst we are all enjoying the festivities many elderly and the socially isolated face Christmas Day alone. In 2012 The Guardian* reported that "researchers have shown that day-in, day-out, chronic isolation does real, physical damage, leading to higher blood pressure, increased stress and less and lower-quality sleep. Indeed, those who perceive themselves to have few meaningful social connections are more likely to die earlier". Therefore, can you help? Do you have a neighbour who lives alone? Could you set up an extra place for them at your Christmas Dinner Table, or, plate up a Christmas meal and take it round to them?
Inspire aims to combat the affects of social isolation and not just at Christmas but all year round. Our Support Workers provide a service that offers the opportunity for our clients to feel part of the community.
Our befriending service helps to address the needs of often socially isolated people who, due to ill health or lack of confidence are unable to attend day centres or other community activities.
Let Inspire help to make this Christmas more socially inclusive for those living alone.
Contact us to find out how we can help:
Call Marilyn Cockett on: 07899 050622 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org