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Since Summer 2020, our team have been supporting members of the community by tackling loneliness throughout the pandemic with planned activities and support. In this time our team have delivered 14,739 hours of contact to 883 participants. 
Thanks to initial funding from the EFL Trust, the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and now additional funding from Yorkshire Builders Federation we are able to offer support to tackle loneliness through 2021 in Hull and East Riding. 
A representative from Yorkshire Building Federation commented: 
“The Board of the Yorkshire Building Federation firmly believe in ending mental health discrimination. We are aware that during the current pandemic, checking in on someone… family, friends, work colleagues and neighbours, whilst socially distancing and maintaining lockdown rules has been difficult. Therefore, supporting the Tigers Trust, who have managed to engage with 883 people since launching their Loneliness and Mental Health programme in the summer of 2020, has underpinned our ethos of supporting members of the community who are at risk of isolation at this challenging time.” 
We have been receiving regular positive feedback, one participant commented: 
“Through the kind work you people do, we haven't been on our own through this lockdown” 
How do we support individuals? 
• Pen Pal Schemes 
• Library Book Deliveries 
• Regular Phone Calls 
• Virtual Quizzes 
• Monday Memorabilia Zoom Calls 
• Help with Shopping/Picking up essentials such as prescriptions 
(Activities will be restricted at present due to Covid-19 but we hope to be able to offer coffee mornings, sports sessions and arts and crafts activities when restrictions allow) 
Who's this programme for? 
Men and women over the age of 55 that feel isolated or feeling lonely. 
How to sign up: 
If you would like any further information, or would like to signpost someone you know, please email one of our Project Officers... [email protected] or [email protected]. Alternatively you can call the Tigers Trust office on 01482 358 371 
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