Join the Great Christmas Get Together and help us put an end to loneliness for all.
Over the last fifty years, the UK has become much more varied by age, ethnicity and income. But despite our growing diversity, many of us spend little time with people from different walks of life. This segregation has many effects, including driving up loneliness. All too often we think of loneliness as a problem for older people. But according to the Jo Cox Foundation over 9 million adults across the country are lonely - and 43% of 17-25 year olds in a recent survey said they too struggled with loneliness.
From parents to children, long-term residents to people who’ve just arrived - loneliness can touch anybody at any point.
This December, we’re proud to support the Great Christmas Get Together, encouraging people from different backgrounds to come together and defeat isolation for good over this holiday season.
Highlights of The Challenge's activity so far include:
- Our HeadStart young people joining a Christmas party at a residential home in London
- Challenge staff in our Epsom and Preston offices getting out in the community and sharing mince pies with some of our fabulous social action partners.
We’ve also got more activities planned in the week before Christmas:
- HeadStart young people in Birmingham will be sharing festive moments with young adults in a residential home
- Challenge staff in our Birmingham offices will be out volunteering with social action partners over a mince pie
- ...and we’ll be helping the APPG on Social Integration to bring together people from different generations to gain real insight into the problems that isolation can cause.
If you want to get involved, head over to the Great Christmas Get Together page - they have everything you’ll need to get started.
Taking just five minutes out of your day could really make a difference to somebody else this holiday season - and help create a happier society for us all to share.