Not Home Alone at Christmas – or the rest of the year!

Published: 16 December, 2015 | Service: Health and Wellbeing Collaboratives
Not Home Alone at Christmas – or the rest of the year!

Not Home Alone was formed in January 2014 by 4 people wanting to make a difference to those aged 65 and over living in Northern Lincolnshire and who spend Christmas Day, which can be the loneliest time of the year, on their own. Their first event was Christmas Day 2014 when they invited 60 people to lunch. They received fantastic feedback from their guests and amazing support from local businesses, organisations, schools and individuals. They are now preparing for Christmas 2015 when they hope to be joined by 100 people who would otherwise spend Christmas Day on their own. 

This fantastic group are doing an amazing job to organise this event for people at Christmas and the Care Plus Group Health and Wellbeing Collaboratives have been helping to promote the event amongst their volunteer groups. The ‘Not Home Alone’ theme links very closely to the work that the Older People’s Collaboratives do throughout the year.

Care Plus Group’s Older Peoples Health & Wellbeing Collaborative recognised many years ago that social isolation is a big issue for people, and responding to this need, they have over the past 9 years set up/supported 32 social clubs throughout North East Lincolnshire. 

The list of clubs can be found here. The clubs have all sorts of activities going on throughout the year ranging from bingo, quizzes, coffee mornings, New Age Kurling, Tai Chi to day trips and parties. One thing’s for sure - you will be assured of a warm welcome – so do come and join us and be part of something special.  It can change your life!  If you want someone to meet you, just give Andrea a ring on 232266 and we can arrange it.

For more information on Not Home Alone at Christmas email: nothomealone@btinternet.com

Or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Not-Home-Alone-at-Christmas-592434510882751/?fref=ts

For more information about the Older Peoples Collaboratives visit: http://collaboratives.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

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Written by: Julie Grimmer

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