Burton Overy Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton Overy


Clerk: Kate Barker
Springside House, Scotland
Lane, Burton Overy, Leicester

Tel: 07827 797125

Loneliness Awareness Training

FREE Online Loneliness Awareness Sessions

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the issues of rural isolation and loneliness across the UK. It is widely estimated that 1 in 4 of us (that's over 165,000 people) living in Leicestershire and Rutland have suffered the unwanted feelings and negative impact of loneliness as a result of lockdown and ongoing social distancing measures.

Just as anyone can feel lonely, anyone can take steps in their everyday life to reach out and help others in their local community suffering from loneliness.

To help people take action across Leicestershire and Rutland RCC (leicestershire & Rutland) are offering some FREE Zoom based training sessions in early August. These sessions are open and suitable for all and will include:

  • Explaining the common causes and effects of loneliness
  • Talking through ways to reach out, connect and help others that may be experiencing loneliness
  • Sharing useful links, tools and resources to help tackle loneliness

Details of the sessions and a link to register your free place are below. You can also register by e-mail to training@ruralcc.org.uk.

Wednesday 12th August


6:00 – 7:30pm


Click here to register

Thursday 13th August


3:00 – 4:30pm


Click here to register

Tuesday 18th August


10:00 – 11:30am


Click here to register

Places are limited and booking is on a first come first served basis.

Posted: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:09 by Kate Barker

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