Dealing with Loneliness
Loneliness and social isolation can affect everyone. If you are older, you may be particularly vulnerable due to loss of friends and family, reduced mobility or limited income.
Being lonely has a significant effect on your health and wellbeing and your quality of life. The reasons why you are feeling lonely may have been out of your control. There are people who are there to help you and things that you can do.
Joining a local club or society
One way of tackling loneliness is to get out and about. You can try joining a local club or society. It might be a good idea to pick something that you have a genuine interest in and try find a group who also have the same interests.
You can either search our community directory to find local activities such as lunch clubs or befriending services, or, you can make an appointment with the Connect Well team. Connect Well can help you get connected to your community by linking you to local groups activities and services.
Volunteering is also a a great way to meet people and our volunteering page has more information on how to get into volunteering.
If you are struggling to get out an about then you might want to consider the many local and national befriending services that are available over the telephone.
You can use our community directory to find Befriending services in Hull and nationally.
Age UK Hull run a befriending service for people 50 and over, you can contact them by telephone on 01482 324 644