Welcome

We are United in Kind

People across Essex working together to reconnect with our neighbours and communities to help overcome loneliness. Hundreds of community, charity and voluntary groups supporting people who feel lonely or isolated.

If you haven’t already joined the social movement, then this Christmas it’s time to reconnect. See how Steve and Edwin made shortbread for Chelmsford Volunteering Centre Time to Time Team.

Start now. Do one kind thing every day. Even better do it together by giving your support to a local community group.

Together, we can tackle loneliness with kindness and reach more people.

Connecting our community with kindness this Christmas.

We are United in Kind.

The facts

  • One in four people say they are always or often lonely, let’s change this, overcoming loneliness in Essex with kindness.
  • Lonely people are more likely to suffer from a mental health disorder, let’s reduce the impact, overcoming loneliness in Essex with kindness.
  • Half a million older people go 5 or 6 days without seeing someone, let’s change this, overcoming loneliness in Essex with kindness.
  • 8 out of 10 carers have felt lonely, because of their caring role, let’s change this, overcoming loneliness in Essex with kindness.
  • 85% of young disabled people feel lonely, let’s change this, overcoming loneliness in Essex with kindness.

 

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