Charity aims to help older people combat loneliness and isolation

A local charity is helping combat isolation and loneliness among Wealden’s older people.

Engage South East has been awarded a grant through the East Sussex Commissioning grants prospectus 2014 to find out what activities and groups are available for people over 55 in the area. This is a well documented problem for some older people, particularly in rural areas.

The results will help to shape local programmes and development of activities, groups and courses. It is believed this is the first time such a study has happened so it is a great opportunity for people to report what is happening locally and what is missing.

Sometimes older people find it hard to join a club or group on their own, or have trouble getting there. Engage South East wants to hear what people need to help them to take part. Volunteers are sought. Contact Denise Leary: 077462 790210.