links for 2010-01-14

  • "Get-Together is first enterprise of its type to take on the national challenge of reducing loneliness and social isolation in the UK. Get-Together will help members to create, develop and maintain resilient new friendships. There are 4 main elements to the service:

    1. Introductions – Periodical introduction to other members who have similar interests and hobbies, or have an interest in doing similar activities
    2. Phone Groups – Groups will be organised by Get-Together around particular topics, such as music, film, or current affairs, depending on member interests.
    3. Trips & Transport – Get-Together organised minibus trips and access to mobility scooter hire. Assistance with existing options; public transport, Dial-a-Ride and the Taxi Card scheme.
    4. Activities at Home – Initially linked to Phone Groups, for example, growing plants indoors with a gardening group, or being provided ingredients with a cooking group."


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