4 things you can do to help alleviate loneliness over the Christmas holidays in Brighton and Hove

Written by Lisa Ball
10th Dec 2019

Are you on your own over the Christmas holidays? Or do you want to reach out to others who might be? Here’s our suggestions for wonderful ways to get connected to your community.

Think about your neighbours

Do you live close to someone who lives alone, who might not have much company over the holidays? Why not drop them in a card to say hello. It’s a simple way to reach out and can really make a difference.

Join others for a Christmas Day Lunch in Hove
Whatever your religious beliefs or if you have no beliefs, Hove Methodist Church are offering Christmas Day lunch for local people who might otherwise spend the day alone. They can also arrange transport for people in the BN3 or BN41 postcode. Call 01273 324600, or email office@hovemethodistchurch.co.uk to book a place.

Join Sarah Millican for the #JoinIn chat on Twitter
Launched by comedian Sarah Millican several years ago, the twitter hashtag encourages people around the world to connect on the platform on Christmas Day to feel less lonely. Sarah says, “The main rule is to be kind. We’re all here for each other.”

Make longer term connections

If you’d like to reach out to others in 2020, why not sign up to be a Together Co Volunteer? We have a range of volunteering opportunities that can make a huge difference to someone experiencing loneliness and isolation who lives near you.

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