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feeling isolated or lonely?
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Loneliness can be an overwhelming feeling that can arise from different factors, and it can be difficult to identify what exactly triggers this feeling of isolation. It could be due to certain life events or experiences like losing a loved one, moving to a new place, or going through a breakup. Whatever the cause may be, it is essential to acknowledge and address your feelings of isolation and loneliness to prevent them from affecting your emotional well-being.

Isolation is defined as the absence of social contact with family and friends, along with access to services or community involvement which often leads to loneliness. Loneliness is a feeling that can occur when there is a disparity between the quantity and quality of social relationships that we have and those we would like.

It's becoming increasingly common for people to feel isolated and lonely, especially in rural areas where there is a lack of local facilities such as pubs, village halls, local shops, post offices, or even churches. However, there are ways to combat rural isolation by searching for key community facilities and social interaction in neighbouring rural communities.

It is understandable to feel alone and disconnected from others at times, especially when you feel like the people around you do not understand or care for you. Therefore, it is important to remember that you are not alone and that people are willing to listen and offer support.

If you are struggling with isolation or loneliness, you do not have to go through it alone. Joining a family community, such as a Community Hub, offers an intentionally safe environment, especially if you do not feel understood or cared for by the people you usually interact with.

Beacon Community Hub in Bacton is a healthy small community hub where others will have empathy with you, having gone through the same or similar life events or experiences. So, if you think you would benefit from a healthy small community hub - just turn up!

Alternatively, if you know anyone you think may benefit - just bring them along!

Beacon Community Hub welcome everyone regardless of age and gender. Hot drinks, soups, and delicious cakes are on offer free of charge in a warm, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere. Beacon Community Hub is open from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm and you're welcome to stay the whole day. It is hoped that you will have a wonderful time meeting people with similar interests and forming new friendships - remember, you are not alone!

For more information please contact: Tackling Isolation and Loneliness

NHS Guidance on social isolation and loneliness includes:

  1. Keeping in touch with people...

  2. Join a group...

  3. Share your feelings...

  4. Connect with others...

Meet every Friday 10:30am - 3:30pm


​Transport may be provided subject to availability - 07546844803

Beacon Community Hub Bacton Norfolk Location and Travel Directions

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