NALC supports Loneliness Awareness Week
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is pleased to support Loneliness Awareness Week by publishing 50 short case studies demonstrating how local (parish and town) councils of all sizes are getting involved to help tackle loneliness, a problem which increases the likelihood of premature mortality by 26%.
The case studies featured identify activity taken by many of England’s 10,000 local councils to counter loneliness amongst older and younger people, the unemployed and those with dementia. Actions include managing community venues, organising events, providing community transport and social prescribing.
You can find out more about how your council can get involved at our Anual Conference in Milton Keynes on 28 and 29 October 2019.