Social isolation to be discussed at public meeting

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Residents are invited to discuss how to tackle social isolation and loneliness at a public meeting being held on Monday at the Drighlington Meeting Hall.

Coun Karen Bruce would like to invite residents to a meeting of the Outer South Community Committee where councillors, council staff and community group representatives will hold a workshop looking at how to address social isolation, a problem which affects many people.

Social isolation affects people of all ages and backgrounds and can be caused by numerous issues such as poverty, unemployment, disability and difficulties accessing local services.

Residents will have the opportunity to quiz their representatives and experts in the field from numerous organisations, and will help to form an action plan which the Community Committee can take forward in conjunction with partners in the area and across the city.

Coun Bruce hopes as many people as possible will be able to attend to discuss important issues affecting the people of Outer South Leeds.

Counc Karen Bruce (Chair of Outer South Community Committee) said: “The meeting will be an excellent opportunity for residents to speak to their Councillors and the community groups and charities working to address social isolation and loneliness in their communities. It’s important for people to be able to contribute to improving their communities and make their views known and the Community Committee is a great way to do this. I look forward to seeing lots of people there on February 2.”