AFC Fylde Community Foundation are excited to host a webinar for our Loneliness Prevention Project on Wednesday 30th August!
The Foundation recently secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund until 2026 to continue our ground-breaking Loneliness Prevention Project.
We are calling all partners to attend this online webinar, where we'll be discussing the project in more depth, and the service it provides.
The Loneliness Prevention Project is a free 12-week programme which works collaboratively with local partners, and offers a variety of holistic person-centred support, including one-to-one, group, and other activities to individuals 65+ across the Fylde Borough.
This provision aims to empower those experiencing loneliness and isolation, and provide individuals with the tools to take control over their health and wellbeing, whilst also supporting existing groups to be accessible and sustainable.
The need for such a project regionally and locally is alarmingly high, with an estimated 35,000 adults aged 65 or over chronically lonely, whilst 30% of pensioners in Fylde live alone.
Households in Fylde are estimated to be seven per-cent more isolated, including nine-per-cent of all households in Lytham St Annes.
The number of over-50’s experiencing loneliness is increasing and expected to reach two million by 2026.
This meeting is a great opportunity to open a wider path of signposting into your community group and/or service, as AFC Fylde Community Foundation can really get to know the service you provide, which will allow us to signpost our clients accordingly.
This meeting will also allow clearer routes for referrals to those organisations who come into contact with vulnerable individuals experiencing isolation and loneliness.
Structure of the webinar
10:00-10:30: Introduction to the Project and the service it provides.
10:30-11:30: Q & A round.
Please contact Charlotte.Rawcliffe@afcfylde.co.uk for more information on the upcoming webinar.