Labour Council Leader on combating loneliness and tackling litter
Labour Council Leader on combating loneliness and tackling litter

Labour leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, Nancy Platts, on Martlets new “You Are Never Alone” initiative to counteract loneliness, and on how we must all take responsibility for our own rubbish:

ONE of the toughest aspects of lockdown for many people, particularly elderly or vulnerable residents, has been feelings of isolation.

The council set up a community hub to help vulnerable residents with things like shopping, collecting prescriptions, emergency food bank referrals, and reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness.

We can put people in touch with organisations who can provide advice and support with keeping active and keeping in touch with others, so please go the Covid-19 section of the council website if you or a vulnerable person you know is in need of help.

I was pleased to hear from Martlets recently to tell me about their new “You are Never Alone” initiative. The new Martlets project is linking schools across our city to local care homes, in the hope of fostering a kinder, more connected community and to minimise social isolation and loneliness for elderly residents…

Read Councillor Platts’ full article in The Argus:

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