How a ‘Banter Bench’ is connecting communities in Skegness

The Hildreds Shopping Centre in Skegness is a small seaside centre with a huge footfall of around 4.2 million visitors per year. When Manager, Steve Andrews, realised that many people were visiting Shopping Centre alone, he saw an opportunity to encourage more meaningful connections in his community, and help tackle loneliness. Out of season SkegnessRead more

What’s Reading Got To Do With It?

Reading Friends is a UK-wide programme brought to you by The Reading Agency, and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. They know that books can be a great way to make meaningful connections with others. So Put Down Your Phone and join your local Reading Friends. You never know who you might meet! StepRead more

Put Down Your Phone

Phones have changed our lives. They help us keep in touch with friends and family. They give us our news, help us check the weather and give us directions. And we can watch cat videos. Whenever, and wherever we want. It’s a great way to pass the time, right? But could that time be betterRead more