Research has shown that being lonely or isolated can affect people’s health and wellbeing. Being lonely presents as much as a risk to health as smoking or alcohol consumption and is more of a risk than obesity or lack of exercise. Loneliness and social isolation can affect everyone but older people are particularly vulnerable after the loss of friends and family, reduced mobility or limited income.
In this section of the Peterborough Information Network you can find information on a range of help and support including: befriending, counselling, community groups and support groups.
Information on COVID-19 support can be found on the Adults Information Service COVID-19 page. Local support groups can be found by searching on 'COVID-19'.