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Do you feel lonely?

If you’re feeling lonely, there are things you can do to help yourself and places you can look for support.

Loneliness is a normal feeling – we have all felt it at some time in our lives.

What you can do if you are feeling lonely


1. Speak to someone:

Spending time or talking to people can help you feel better.

We have a 24-hour, free and confidential Tenant Support and Wellbeing Service through Life & Progress. Find out how to access this here: Free wellbeing and support service | Progress Housing Group (

Age UK’s Telephone Friendship Service allows you to sign up for a free weekly friendship call. Many local age UKs also offer face-to-face befriending services which involve a volunteer visiting someone at home for a cup of tea and a chat.

2. Try to keep busy:

Sometimes keeping busy with a hobby you like can give you positive feelings.

Maybe try gardening, creative writing, jigsaws, puzzles or knitting?

3. Enjoy being outdoors:

Getting moving and going outside can help with feeling lonely. You could try having a walk in your local park to get some fresh air.

4. Chat to people who like the things you do:

Talking to others and making friends with people who have similar interests can stop you feeling alone.

You could meet other people by joining a local group or volunteering in your community.

5.  Join us:

Take part in our activities at our community centres. If you are aged over 55, you could join some of our monthly day trips out, with transport included. Read here for more information: Events | Progress Housing Group (


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