‘Joining in on the local action.’

Nextdoor is the world’s largest neighbourhood website and app, enabling truly local conversations that empower neighbours to build stronger, safer and happier communities. Find out how Steve Got To Know His Neighbours through Nextdoor. At Nextdoor, loneliness is an issue we’ve seen first-hand – and which affects many communities across the UK. But what’s specialRead more

‘Good Coffee, Great Conversation, and No Commute!’

Jess Pan is a self-confessed introvert, and the Author of ‘Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come: One Introvert’s Year of Living Dangerously’. Having spent a year ‘talking to strangers, travelling solo, trying out improv, going on friend dates and doing a bunch of terrifying extrovert-y things’, Jess realised she was lonely, so decided to turnRead more

How a Craft Club is Creating Community in Liverpool.

The Cares Family started in 2011 as a way to tackle social isolation by connecting inter-generational neighbours and creating a sense of community. Since then, they have grown from strength-to-strength, with branches across the UK. In this blog, Head of Programmes at Liverpool Cares, Jess Dyson Houghton, talks about what The Cares Family means toRead more

‘When people come together, good things happen.’

The Big Lunch, part of Eden Project Communities, has been running since 2009, with the sole purpose of bringing people together to share something we all have in common, a love of food! Here they talk about why getting to know your neighbours is simpler than might think and how The Big Lunch is supportingRead more

Why the Minister for Loneliness is supporting Be More Us

The recently appointed Minister for Loneliness, Baroness Barran, has a wealth of experience in the charity sector, and is committed to tackling loneliness from the ground-up. Here she talks about how the importance of building a sense of community, and how tackling loneliness is something we can all get involved in. We all have aRead more

Get To Know Your Neighbours

More of us than ever before are living alone. It’s time to Get To Know Our Neighbours.  Do you know your next door neighbour? Is there someone in your street you could call on in an emergency? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. According to YouGov polling almost three quarters (73%) of peopleRead more