Tackling loneliness – South Tyneside Council
Posted on 21st March, 2018
South Tyneside Council works in partnership with voluntary group, South Tyneside Churches Together, to run a befriending service.
The Council gives £11,000 to the group to enable it to carry out its vital work in the community.
The scheme, which sees volunteers visit older, lonely people in their own homes, has proved incredibly popular. The Council and other agencies refer people to the service to help alleviate loneliness and connect people with their communities.