We are excited to announce that we are supporting the ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ campaign as part of our partnership work with the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.
‘Looking out for our neighbours’ aims to help prevent loneliness in our communities by encouraging people to do simple things to look out for one another. We are looking to encourage people to get to know each other so this could be as simple as saying ‘hello…’ to someone in your area through to asking them if they need help with anything or indeed if you need any help.
How you can get involved
Do you live in West Yorkshire or Harrogate? Are you a member of any community groups? Perhaps you go to WI or your kids go to scouts? Maybe you’re a member of a local church or volunteer for a charity?
Whatever you get up to, we’d love you to consider how you can help groups or organisations pledge their support to a brand new campaign that launches next month. ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ aims to help prevent loneliness in our communities by encouraging people to do simple things to look out for one another. This could be as simple as meeting for a cuppa, offering a lift or even just saying ‘hello’.
People can choose how they support the campaign – from displaying posters or handing out packs, to supporting it on social media or pointing people to the website www.ourneighbours.org.uk. It’s minimal commitment that could make a massive impact.
So, if you’d like to help tackle loneliness in the community you live and/or work in then please let groups and organisations know about this work and ask them to pledge their support here.