Setting Up Your Tackling Loneliness Project: Resources & More…
The purpose of the tackling loneliness campaign is to reduce people’s feelings of isolation and loneliness – connecting people together and making valuable services accessible to them through community transport.
Usually, when people think of Community Transport (CT), they assume it is only for the elderly and disabled. However, CT caters to a wider range of people. The Tackling Loneliness project aims to improve social inclusion and mobility for people who may be isolated or disadvantaged in their access to transport. There are in fact many community groups that
CT is a lifeline— not just for the social value, but to help them get to essential medical appointments,
and visit friends. CT plugs in the gap left by commercial transport inaccessible to millions across the UK.
We asked our project partners a series of questions to find out how they identified and supported lonely, or potentially lonely, individuals, depending on the demographic of their beneficiaries. The responses have been collated as follows:
If you would like some tips and hints on setting up a Tackling Loneliness project, or something of a similar nature where you will be reporting on your service users, here are a few things to consider, based upon the process we used and the lessons learnt along the way:
As part of the Grants+ element of the project we provided the pilots with the opportunity to attend workshops on subjects that they felt would be most helpful to them, as part of their involvement in the project, as well as for their organisations as a whole.
Below are YouTube videos of the presentations as well as additional resources on the which you may find helpful:
Advice and ideas on strategies for recruiting and retaining volunteers.
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