Following on from last weeks email about the joys of coming together to experience theatre, this week we thought we would pass along some ideas on ways we can support and celebrate our community, starting with the Helping Out Toolkit.
Released as part of the Great Winter Get Together, the toolkit provides helpful tips and support for anyone wanting to lend a helping hand this year.
Over 9 million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely.
This year has been particularly difficult, with lockdown and social distancing having exacerbated feelings of isolation for many people. It has also exposed more people than we could have imagined to the experience and concept of loneliness.
Connection is one way we can face loneliness. It can happen in many different ways, including joining virtual events, supporting a neighbour or reaching out to an old friend. This winter, the Great Get Together wants to reduce loneliness and reduce stigma by building connection.
Let's take forward Jo Cox’s vision of a less lonely, more connected world.
Find out how you can help out on the Great Get Together website.
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