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Tranmere Rovers in the Community - Tackling Loneliness Together

3 August 2020

Tranmere Rovers in the Community are proud to be partnering up with the EFL Trust to continue to provide help and support to residents in the Wirral Community. 

The ‘Tackling Loneliness Together’ project is aimed at helping those Over 70, who are at risk of suffering from loneliness due to COVID-19 and to provide targeted and effective relief for them. We hope to build relationships with those affected in Wirral so they feel confident integrating back into the community and continue our relationship with them going forward. 

A recent study from the Office National Statistics (ONS) showed that 5.0% of people in Great Britain (2.6 million adults) reported that they felt lonely “often” or “always”. Of those asked, 30.9% (7.4 million adults) reported their well-being had been affected through their having felt lonely in the past seven days.

Since March Tranmere Rovers in the Community have adapted the way we operate to help those in need during lockdown. We teamed up with HelpLink to provide support via the phone to over 800 people to help with shopping, prescriptions or just be there for someone to talk to if feeling lonely.

Additionally, our Food Bank provided over 1000 food hampers to vulnerable people and the ‘Tackling Loneliness Together’ project is an extension of all the hard work we have already done. 

We will be continuing to provide this support through the following: 

Outbound telephone support – for example befriending calls providing reassurance and companionship, and practical advice and signposting.

 

Online networking – Facebook communities and online social gatherings which could include, for example but not restricted to, coffee mornings, quizzes, bingo, exercise, singing which provide enrichment and enjoyment.

 

Support by post – to reach people who are not online. This can include messages of support from the club, quizzes, exercise sheets, local contacts. 

 

Face to face conversations – Staff and volunteers having socially distanced conversations with clients ‘at the garden gate’.​

 

Food Hampers - for those that may require help with food.

If you are over 70, feeling lonely, want someone to talk to then we are here to help. Please get in contact via phone by calling 0151 609 3325 or by email community@tranmererovers.co.uk


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