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Leicester, LE1 5SN
When we need you
Flexible
Suitable for ages
16 to 25

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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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Lesta Fights Loneliness & Isolation amongst older people

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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:
TALK:

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

SOCIALISE:

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

CONNECT:

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 belinda.fumai@vinspired.com. Look forward to hearing from you :)
 

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