How can neighbourhoods contribute to the well-being of local people at risk of or experiencing loneliness?
This three-year action research programme looks at how community activities could contribute to the well-being of people at risk of or experiencing loneliness; how they could play a central role in this activity; and how this involvement could in turn enhance community well-being.
This programme will:
We aim to:
Three years ago over forty people living in two neighbourhoods in York, two in Bradford, set off to find out what causes loneliness in the areas where they live. This moving films tells their story - why they got involved in the first place and what has kept them motivated as they spoke to 2000 people about the factors which contribute to a sense of loneliness and isolation across all ages.
In this powerful film community researchers turned activists speak very directly about loneliness and how the ideas which have been suggested by hundreds of local people and community partners have inspired them to find community solutions to their biggest issues.
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