The pandemic has increased social isolation and loneliness for many people, particularly the over 65s and Kent County Council has set up a new social prescribing service to help people in four areas to find a way out. Social prescribing helps people to improve health and wellbeing by learning a new skill or taking part in new activities often run by other community members.
The new pilot service, which is free and confidential, operates from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday in Folkestone East & Folkestone Harbour wards, Shepway North & Shepway South (Maidstone) wards, East Cliff & Northwood (Ramsgate) wards and Sheerness East & Sheerness West wards. You can find more here: https://bit.ly/3w2Mdge
KCC has targeted social isolation as a growing problem which can include geographical and digital isolation and be made worse by housing and other problems. https://bit.ly/3rsIqW0