Making Connections Walsall tackles loneliness and social isolation by offering one-to-one support to help older people engage in community activities and build social networks.
With loneliness considered more harmful than smoking 15 cigarettes per day, known to increase the risk of depression, dementia and reliance on health and social care services. Making connections Walsall believe in the importance of strong social networks, access to friends and family, and an active social life should not be underestimated. Those who lead happy and active social lives enjoy improved health and well-being than those who do not.
With nature shown to improve health and well-being, this partnership is an exciting new opportunity to put research into action. Getting more people out and helping improve their local environment, connecting with each other and making long term impacts.