Things have been made even more difficult this year following the announcement on December 19th. There are more people than ever before who are facing loneliness and feeling isolated over the festive period. Connection is an important way that we can face loneliness in ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.
Reach out to someone who might be lonely over the Christmas holidays. More than ever before, we need to support one another. A meaningful and friendly chat goes far, particularly in the middle of a pandemic!
Our Reaching Out Toolkit for ideas on who you could reach out to, as well as why and how to make it happen:
Reach Week Events:
December 20: Reach Out by Switching On! Light up your communities as a beacon of light and connection this winter. Read more
December 23rd: A Christmas Quiz with Jack Remmington: X Factor star, Jack Remmington will host a free and festive live festive quiz to help reduce loneliness this festive period.
December 25: With #ChristmasTogether, sign up to support someone on Christmas Day as an NHS Volunteer Responder. Read more