Chances are someone living near you is either feeling lonely or needs a helping help.
Find out how you can look out for your neighbours here: Looking out for our neighbours » Champion togetherness and wellbeing by looking out for your neighbours
A smile and a quick ‘hello’ is all it takes to brighten someone’s day and make them feel part of a caring community, and to help spread this message we’re supporting the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s Looking Out for our Neighbours campaign, which aims to encourage local people to do simple things to look out for one another to help improve the wellbeing of people living in their communities.
Social isolation can increase the risk of having a stroke by a third, and older people who live alone are 50% more likely to visit A&E than those who live with others, while the number of older people who are lonely is rising quickly. If loneliness is not addressed it can seriously affect people’s health and well-being.