A campaign has been launched in Sefton to encourage people to drop in on relatives, friends and neighbours to help them feel less lonely and isolated.

As the winter nights draw in, Sefton Council, in partnership with Sefton CVS, has launched the Sefton Cares initiative.

The campaign, which is supported by a range of information about local services and other opportunities, asks people to ‘have a brew’ with people who may be isolated within our communities.

A dedicated page on the Sefton Council website provides useful links to information to help keep people healthy, well and active. This includes the Sefton Directory with information on local services and details on clubs and activities in the community.

Cllr Paul Cummins, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Older People and Health, said: “Spending just a few minutes with someone you know can help them feel less isolated, you may be the only friendly face they see from one day to the next. A cup of tea and a chat can lift the spirits and support a person’s wellbeing.

“There is a lot going on in local communities to reduce social isolation and to encourage people to be active, healthy and well. Why not find a suitable activity in your area and share the information with your neighbour.

“Let’s all help reduce social isolation this winter and show that Sefton Cares!”

For more information, visit www.sefton.gov.uk/cares

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