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£9m fund for loneliness projects is now open for applications

CHARITIES and community groups can now apply for up to £100,000 from a £9m fund set up to tackle loneliness.

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Littlebeck Methodist Chapel in Whitby hosted a special Men's Shed where men can come to work on woodwork projects and socialise.Pictured are: Bob Hodge,Mick Jenkins and Dennis Metcalfe in the shed.  Picture: Richard Ponter

‘Men’s Sheds’ are having an impact on loneliness, health and self-esteem

IT has become almost cliché - the image of an older man, finding solace in his shed. But new research has found that community spaces for men, Men’s Sheds, can boost attendees’ emotional and physical health - and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.

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Jo Cox

£20m loneliness fund 'exceeded expectations' says minister

THE LONELINESS minister has admitted she felt “very emotional” when the scale of a £20m fund to tackle isolation was revealed - and that the cash had exceeded her expectations.
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Minister for Loneliness Tracey Crouch, during her visit to Batley in April.

£20m loneliness fund will ‘build on Jo Cox’s legacy’

CHARITIES and community groups are to receive support to help lonely and isolated people from a new £20m fund that will build on the legacy of murdered Batley MP Jo Cox.

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Hannah Robertshaw

Therapeutic dance sessions to reduce isolation in care homes

THERAPEUTIC dance and music sessions will be brought into care home in an effort to reduce the loneliness and social isolation felt by residents.

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Annie Stirk walking her dog Sam at  Brandsby

Helping hand for life after the world of work

After 35 years in a career she loved so much that it “felt more like a hobby”, Annie Stirk was a reluctant retiree.

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An installation titled We Are Hull by artist Zolst Balogh is projected onto buildings in the city's Queen Victoria Square, forming part of the Made in Hull series marking the official opening of Hull's tenure as UK City of Culture. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January 1, 2017. Made In Hull, curated by Sean McAllister, is a celebration of more than 70 years of the city's history told through massive projections on some of its best known buildings. See PA story ARTS Hull. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Volunteering projects get slice of £2.7m fund to boost community connections

VOLUNTEERING projects in Hull and North Yorkshire are to benefit from a new £2.7m government fund aimed at boosting community connections and reducing social isolation.

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Janet Wallcraft, from Morley, who was suffering with loneliness before contacting the Silver Line, who have set her up with a telephone befriender and a penpal.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Silver Line helps Janet to escape loneliness and find her 'happy ending'

Janet Wallcraft feared she'd never have a "happy ending" after finding herself intensely lonely after returning to Yorkshire after decades away in 2014.

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The first anniversary celebrations for Time to Shine Market at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.Ted Hunter is pictured in the Frame. Picture by Simon Hulme

Celebrating three years of bringing Leeds’s lonely out of the shadows

ITS aim was simple - offer the people of Leeds living in the shadows of loneliness their time to shine.

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Time to Shine celebrated its first annivesary at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, in 2016.Ted Hunter is pictured in the Frame. Picture by Simon Hulme

Project will celebrate six years of bringing city’s lonely out of the shadows

ITS aim was simple - offer the people of Leeds living in the shadows of loneliness their time to shine.

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An inter generational pen pal project at the University of Leeds which helps combat loneliness in older people and in students settling in a new city held a celebration event where pen pals who have been writing to each other over the last few months met for the first time. Picture Tony Johnson.

Pen-pals meet up at celebration event

Letter writers in a scheme that links students with older people in a bid to tackle loneliness met face to face for the first time at a celebration event yesterday.

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Shannon, legt, and Hope, right, attend a Home-Start group in Dewsbury. Picture: Victor de Jesus/UNP

‘Shocking’ extent of loneliness in new mothers highlighted

YOUNG mothers suffering in the grip of loneliness are reluctant to get help due to fear of being judged, a charity has warned.

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Lonely millennials more likely to have mental health problems

Lonely millennials more likely to have mental health problems

LONELY young adults are more likely to have mental health problems, to have self-harmed or attempted suicide, and use technology compulsively, new research has shown.

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Fears for city’s isolated after end of £6m loneliness project

FEARS HAVE been raised that vulnerable isolated people could be left without support once funding for a £6m loneliness project runs out.

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Claire Throssell chats with Jean Leadbeater at the tea party held at the Holiday Inn in Barnsley. Picture Scott Merrylees

Campaigning parents united by grief support tea party that has brought joy to hundreds of lonely people

A MOMENT captured between two mothers who share an unimaginable pain - but who are both turning their pain into fight, to make the world a better place.

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Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater with MPs Rachel Reeves, right,  and Seema Kennedy, at the launch the long-awaited final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission in December. Picture Tony Johnson.

Jo Cox Foundation will continue to ‘push for change’ on loneliness

The sister of tragic MP Jo Cox has urged the Government to make good on its promises to tackle the scourge of loneliness, as the minister leading the charge spent a second day in Yorkshire meeting those at the front end of tackling isolation.

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Watch: Loneliness 'won't be solved overnight' says minister on Yorkshire fact-finding trip

The loneliness minister has stressed the problem will “not be solved overnight” as she choose Yorkshire for her first fact finding tour, meeting those at the sharp end of isolation.
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Young people are more lonely than those in older age groups, wide-ranging Government loneliness study finds

Young people are more lonely than those in older age groups, and women report feeling lonely more often than men, new Government data has shown.
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Tracey Crouch, who was appointed minister for loneliness in January. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Loneliness minister to visit Yorkshire hubs where volunteers fill the gaps left by austerity cuts

LONELINESS Minister Tracey Crouch will be in West Yorkshire tomorrow, to see first hand how volunteers and community groups have been left to fill the gaps left in services for vulnerable people by funding cuts.

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Artwork by 16-year-old Felicity, commissioned to illustrate Manchester Metropolitan University's new report into Youth Loneliness,  Loneliness Connects Us

Social media and poverty can increase youth loneliness, study finds

Social media and poverty can increase loneliness in young people - making them feel awkward and anxious, new research has found.

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