Since Summer 2020, our team have been supporting members of the community by tackling loneliness with planned activities and support to members of the community who are at risk of isolation through the Covid-19 pandemic. 

A recent study from the Office National Statistics (ONS) showed that 2.6 million adults reported that they felt lonely ”often” or ”always” whilst 7.4 million adults reported their well-being had been affected through them having felt lonely in the past seven days.

Thanks to funding from the EFL Trust, the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and additional funding from the Yorkshire Building Federation we are able to continue to offer support to tackle loneliness in Hull and East Riding through 2021.

We have two Tackling Loneliness Delivery Officers, and dozens of volunteers ready to start making a difference to elderly members of our community. 

The support can take many forms, and the team have come up with an array of ideas to help, which include:

  • Pen Pal Schemes
  • Bingo
  • Phone Calls
  • Virtual Quizzes
  • Arts and Crafts sessions
  • Sport sessions 
  • Monday Memorabilia Zoom Calls 
  • Help with Shopping/Picking up essentials such as prescriptions

(Activities will be restricted at present due to Covid-19 but virtual quizzes, support phone calls and shopping support still available)

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 or fill in our online enquiry form here-  tackling-loneliness-together-enquiry-form