The issue of Loneliness has had lots of media coverage recently; which supports what so many said at the last Nunhead CAN meeting about it becoming a bigger issue particularly for young people.
A recent conversation with Claire Sheppard revealed the new national priorities agreed by the Women’s Institute movement which recognises many other points in people’s lives when they become lonely and isolated – including pregnancy or early parenthood; being a carer; suffering a long illness; etc. So, the meeting’s topic of Loneliness is going to be much broader than originally envisaged, and one that touches us all.
Hopefully this offers us much greater scope to strengthen networking, make better links in activities, and create opportunities for helping better address these issues together; and I’m sure we’ll have ideas about how public services could be better joined-up too.
It’ll be good that we can hold it at The Green too after the roof problems of the last two months, and an opportunity for all to meet Jasmin who manages the Centre, and hear about his ambitions for developing its role.