Tranmere Rovers in the Community have distributed more than 200 food hampers to over 70s as part of the ‘Tackling Loneliness Together’ programme.
Since July Tranmere Rovers in the Community have been offering support to those who feel isolated and lonely over the age of 70. This comes from a recent study that showed 5% of people in Great Britain (2.6 million adults) reported they felt lonely “often” or “always”.
The team have been offering support via several different channels one of which is the delivery of food hampers and we have been successful in providing over 200 food hampers to those in need of the support.
Speaking to Community Manager, Steve Williams about the project he said: “The Tackling Loneliness Together project is a programme that deals with people over the aged of 70 who are feeling isolated, lonely, vulnerable and are in particular need of help from us at the football club.
"As it stands there are a lot of people out there who are in isolated situations but in particular over 70s are extremely vulnerable as they have been shielding at certain times and can often be on their own.”
Talking about the food hampers in particular, Steve continued: “Initially through lockdown the Club along with Ben, Jen and Jess at the Tranmere Trust and volunteers have distributed thousands of food hampers to people of all ages through the community who were in need.
From that we were able to get them involved in the loneliness project and they are currently delivering those hampers to over 70s who are in need. At the moment it’s going really well and the people out there are getting the support they really do need.”
If you or somebody you know is over 70, feeling lonely, wants someone to talk too then we are here to help. Please get in contact via phone by calling 0151 609 3325 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.