Loneliness in our Community

Created: Friday, 20 December 2019

 We all need to feel a sense of connection and belonging, that we are cared for and supported. But one in 4 Australians are lonely*.

What does loneliness look and feel like for people in the Tarrangower community? Why and how do we become socially disconnected? And what is it that we do (or could do) to change that?

In early 2020, Maldon Neighbourhood Centre will embark on a project to explore isolation and social disconnection in our community. The project will work alongside local people to:

  • ·explore the experience and impacts of social isolation;
  • ·identify ways that people have been able to ease loneliness and connect with others;
  • ·build on this to create something new in our community that aims to do just that.

We would very much like to hear from people with experience of loneliness and feelings of isolation. If you are keen to work together, drawing on your own experience and that of other community members, please get in touch with us by phone or email: 54752093 or info@maldonnc.org.au.

* https://www.abc.net.au/life/social-isolation-why-are-we-so-lonely/10493414