Tackling isolation

In our recent survey of parishes in Nottingham Diocese, isolation topped the list of concerns which parishes felt Catholics could help to address, alongside care for elderly people. 62% of parishes highlighted isolation as one of the main concerns to be addressed in their locality.

Numerous parishes in Nottingham Diocese host regular friendship groups open to all, such as Mickleover and Glossop. Some, such as at Warsop and Bulwell (featured in Just Now in Winter 2018), run drop-in cafés, and Carlton and Spalding are exploring setting one up.If your parish has similar plans or would like to be put in touch to share ideas, contact us.

Read how one parish in Leicester is addressing the problem in the Autumn 2019 edition of Just Now and watch the video opposite.

Find out from Help the Aged's 'heat map' where people in your parish face most risk from loneliness.