West Leeds residents are being urged to support a campaign to support vulnerable people in the community.
Elderly support group Armley Helping Hands and Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves are supporting the Looking Out for Our Neighbours campaign that aims to get people looking out for each other, especially those that are most vulnerable.
The aim is to encourage people to stay happy, healthy and connected and reduce demand on health and care services through early help and preventing ill health.
Armley Helping Hands CEO Dawn Newsome said:
“Although lots of people in West Leeds are already doing great things to help those around them, there is still more we can all do to positively impact on the well-being of others.”
Rachel Reeves MP, who chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Loneliness, is supporting the campaign. She said:
“In the past few decades, loneliness has escalated to a social epidemic with communities feeling increasingly disconnected from one another.
“We must make drastic changes if we are to combat a problem that affects so many and I am delighted to support the ‘Looking out for our Neighbours’ campaign.
“The role of community based action in working across public, private and third sectors is vital in tackling loneliness. It is inspiring to see a campaign such as this actively reminding us all that a simple cup of tea could go a long way in improving someone’s quality of life.”
You can get a helpful neighbour pack here.
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