Social lsolation and loneliness
According to AgeUK-
200,000 older people have not had a conversation with friends or family in a month
3.9 Million older people agree the television is their main form of company
Loneliness can be as harmful for our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day
Loneliness and social isolation can be a major problem for older adults. It is estimated that there are over 16,000 over 50s in Sheffield who are experiencing social isolation and loneliness. There are many reasons why a person can become socially isolated such as retirement, becoming a carer or living with a limiting health condition.
Here at Holmes Adult Carer Service we aim to reduce social isolation through our hubs and our one to one service. If you feel isolated or lonely you may benefit from attending one of our hubs where you can make new friends while joining in with a variety of activities such as crafts, games, quizzes, playing pool and much much more. Our hubs are all held in social clubs and offer a warm, inviting and friendly atmosphere.
We understand that this environment may not suit everyone and you may prefer to take advantage of our one to one service. You would be paired with a staff member who will visit you at home and either spend time with you in your own home or out in the community. Staff will work with you to assist you in any way they can and help you identify the best way to help reduce your isolation. This may be simply taking you on a shopping trip each week or assisting you to a local community group or even to get out and play a game of bingo, we will work to suit your needs.
For any more information please use the contact form under the ‘contact us’ section of the page, you can also arrange a free no obligation taster day at one of our hubs.
Monday – Gleadless and District Club S12
Tuesday & Thursday – Hillsborough Sports Arena S6
Wednesday – Meadowhead Transport Club S8
How volunteering can reduce social isolation and loneliness –
Sometimes loneliness is not caused by not having people around you, it is caused by feeling you don’t have a useful role in society, By volunteering with us for a few hours each week you can reduce your isolation by meeting new people and developing new skills but also really feeling like you have a purpose. If you are interested in volunteering please use the contact page on this website.