Social Isolation and Loneliness


You might be feeling lonely or isolated for many reasons, such as if you don’t get out much and/or if you live alone. We can help you by putting together a plan that could support you to visit friends and meet new ones, and keep in touch with loved ones.

Why seek help for loneliness 

If you suffer from loneliness or isolation you’re not alone. Around a quarter of UK adults say they often feel lonely and it’s something that can have a huge impact on both your physical and mental wellbeing. In fact, studies have shown it can be as bad for you as smoking 15 cigarettes a day! That’s because it can lead to depression, high blood pressure, anxiety, tiredness and insomnia. 

How we can help with loneliness

Supporting you for three months, we’ll put together a plan of action that could get you out and about and in touch with loved ones. That could be arranging for you to get to community group activities and courses in your area or putting you in touch with Silver Line help line to stay in touch with loved ones.

Who can we help?

  • Anyone over 50
  • Anyone who lives in one of 52 Staffordshire wards
  • Anyone registered with one of 20 particular Staffordshire GP practices

Where you can get help

To get things started, simply complete a few questions via our online assessment or speak to one of our friendly team members. After that we’ll arrange for you to go along to your first group session, such as a craft activity. Over 12 weeks we’ll help you find the groups and activities you enjoy, after which, we’ll keep in touch monthly for another three months to support you in sticking to your plan. We’ll then give you a call at nine and 12 months to see how you’re doing. We’re also always on the end of a phone line. If you have a condition that makes leaving the home difficult we can visit you to assess your needs.  

Seek help today

If you feel isolation is becoming an issue for you or someone you know, just fill in our short online assessment to see if you are eligible.

You can also call 0333 005 0095 or email eh.staffs@nhs.net for more information.

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Social Isolation
Cuppa and Crafts groups

Our relaxed and friendly weekly social groups in Staffordshire for over 50s, are a great way to meet new people over a cuppa while doing fun activities such as crafts or quizzes.

Being in a group and encouraging one another, and a fantastic teacher.

Events
NHS Health Check Roadshow

Our team will be basing themselves and their welfare vans at a number of convenient locations across Staffordshire throughout November and December offering Christmas shoppers the opportunity for a drop-in NHS Health Check.

Stop Smoking
Pregnancy and Smoking

Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life.

Health Checks
Check it out before it catches you out!

The NHS Health Check is a national scheme, open to eligible adults aged 40 – 74, and aims to help individuals to understand their risks of developing preventable health concerns such as heart disease, type two diabetes and kidney disease.