Groups pledge to tackle loneliness

The Reach Out campaign aims to encourage individuals and community groups to help those affected by social isolation.
The Reach Out campaign aims to encourage individuals and community groups to help those affected by social isolation.

Local groups on Bute pledged to help tackle loneliness by signing up to the Reach Out’ campaign.

Initiated by NHS Highland, ‘Reach Out’ has one aim which is to encourage individuals and community groups throughout the Highlands and Argyll and Bute to make a difference for someone who’s lonely.

As the biggest employer in Highland, NHS are making the pledge to combat loneliness inside and outside of work – and likewise they are looking for the public to help.

The ‘pledge’ system encourages people to commit themselves to take action to tackle loneliness, no matter how big or small the gesture, to reach out.

At an Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership event in Rothesay’s Discovery Centre on Thursday, various charities, local organisations, and members of the public signed the pledge to do their part in helping to tackle social isolation.

To sign the pledge, or to find out more, visit Reach Out’s website.