Lesta Fights Loneliness & Isolation amongst older people


Where we need you
Leicester, LE1 5SN
When we need you
Suitable for ages
16 to 25
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Organised by Belz x

Hi my name is Belinda. I am 20 years old and from Leicester -where all the stars are! Braaaap! I am very passionate about my community especially young people which has led me to setting up my own youth organisation called The Go-Ahead Youth. I like to consider myself a very active citizen and ha...

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We want to combat loneliness and isolation amongst the elderly members of our community in Leicester.Together we can work towards this.

Loneliness and Isolation

Affects 1 in 10 older people in the UK
12% of older people feel trapped in their own home
36% of people aged 65 and over in the UK feel out of touch with the pace of modern life
9% feel cut off from society
Over 40% of older people don`t know where to turn to for help
More than half of people over the age of 75 are living alone
1 in 10older people suffer from intense loneliness
Loneliness in the 'hidden killer' of elderly people

These are just a few facts on loneliness amongst the elderly in our society. Together we can lower these stats!
I am looking for a core teamof up to 10 young people that would like to work alongside me as I go on a journey in our community to find the causes of this 'hidden killer' and look for sustainable solutions.
The tasks will include:

Identifying and creating a relationship with an organisation already working with older people in Leicester
Organising a focus group with 10 older people
Preparing and leading a workshop on loneliness and isolation
Consult older people on a social event they might be interested in taking part


Organise a social event for older people
Get a minimum of 15 older people engaged in event
Interview 2 older people
Interview a representative from a chosen organisation
Collect video/photographic evidence and upload onto Flickr


Raise awareness of loneliness and isolation amongst at least 50 people
Document profiles of older people`s experiences
Highlight the impacts of loneliness and isolation and give 5 recommendations of how people can help combat it
Signpost members of the community to organisations that support older people

We will be meeting regularly and I will reimburse all expenses agreed.
If you are interested in becoming part of this campaign or would like to support us please get in touch on Look forward to hearing from you :)


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