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United in Kind – Make everyone feel part of a kinder community

Michelle Ward spoke to by cllr John Spence about UNITED IN KIND.




Who are United in Kind?

People across Essex working together to reconnect with our neighbours and communities to help overcome loneliness. Hundreds of community, charity and voluntary groups supporting people who feel lonely or isolated.

It’s time to re-connect. And make everyone feel part of a kinder community. Because together, we can tackle loneliness with kindness and reach more people.

Start now. Do one kind thing every day. Even better do it together to make our community a better place.

From Basildon to Braintree, Sheering to Shenfield. We are Essex.

We are United in Kind.

The facts

  • One in four people say they are always or often lonely, let’s change this, overcoming loneliness in Essex with kindness.
  • Lonely people are more likely to suffer from a mental health disorder, let’s reduce the impact, overcoming loneliness in Essex with kindness.
  • Half a million older people go 5 or 6 days without seeing someone, let’s change this, overcoming loneliness in Essex with kindness.
  • 8 out of 10 carers have felt lonely, because of their caring role, let’s change this, overcoming loneliness in Essex with kindness.
  • 85% of young disabled people feel lonely, let’s change this, overcoming loneliness in Essex with kindness.

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