Get help with loneliness

Are you living with loneliness or social isolation - or know someone who is? We can help you connect with your local community and meet new friends.

How we can help

Your local Connecting Communities team will help you to explore your interests and start doing the things you want. This might be:

  • meeting new friends
  • rediscovering your interests or finding new ones
  • building your confidence.

Our support will be tailored to your needs and will last for around three months.

We’ll join in with your activities and chat with you regularly about how you feel and what progress you’re making. We’ll aim to make sure you feel able to keep up your activities once our support ends.

Our Connecting Communities teams are not available in all areas. You can use the search to find your nearest service.

Who we can help

We can help people of all ages who feel isolated or alone. You may be:

  • bereaved
  • retired
  • a new parent
  • just out of hospital
  • dealing with an illness or condition that limits your ability to get out.

We can help if you’re facing a crisis or just want to talk with someone local to you.

Connecting Communities is delivered through our partnership with the Co-op.