Some are small things that we can all do – encouraging people to think of others – but some might take a bit more effort. None though underestimate the scale of the challenge for some.
The campaign was in response to an independent enquiry published by Healthwatch Devon, which was presented to the Healthwatch England national conference in October. For two years, Healthwatch Devon invited representatives from local government, the voluntary and community sector (VCS), and its members and supporters to contribute to this work about social isolation and loneliness.The report is here.
More information about the Devon campaign is here.
Devon’s Charter to End Loneliness
Members of the Devon Health and Wellbeing Board signed Devon’s Charter to End Loneliness at their meeting on 13 December. The Charter sets out how health and wellbeing partners across the Devon system will work together to address the issue of loneliness. Read the Charter here.
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