Loneliness, Isolation and Wellbeing

The Bureau provides a number of activities for isolated people in the local community, designed to support their emotional and practical needs. Our activities are delivered by our 200+ fantastic volunteers.

Our services are available to adults in Glossopdale who have difficulty participating in community life or living independently because of disability, poor health or advancing age.
Please find a summaries of these services below:

Call Companions

If you are feeling isolated or lonely for any reason and would appreciate a weekly telephone call with a friendly listening ear then help is at hand.

Online Social Sessions

Grab a brew and log in to our group online social sessions, run by our Community Navigation team. Support is available if you’re not tech savvy!

Walk and Talk

Currently on hold. A gentle walk around a local park, led by one of our staff team with a small number of other like-minded individuals.

Social Connectors and Befriending

Our social connectors and befriending service is aimed at lonely and socially isolated people who live in the Glossopdale area. Volunteers are recruited either as shorter-term social connector working with someone towards an agreed goal or activity or longer-term befrienders who will then act as “a good neighbour” by visiting someone in their home and giving them some regular company/companionship.

If you are interested in any kind of group or activity, please click through to the associated page for more information. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please get in touch with The Bureau today on 01457 865722.