Community is key in tackling loneliness

Ann-McAllister-Head-and-Shoulders-Preferred-Pic-Mar12-e1423039435188Calderdale Council has welcomed a national report launched today, looking at how building a strong sense of community in neighbourhoods can encourage people to socialise, look out for each other and feel comfortable asking each other for help when needed… read more here…

The report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is based on research carried out in Hebden Bridge, and includes looking into the ways in which kindness and mutual help can be developed in communities to reduce isolation. The report was launched on Thursday 19 March at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation works for social change in the UK by researching the root causes of social problems and developing solutions. Read the report here.

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