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Over 9 million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely.

This winter, the Great Get Together wants to reduce loneliness and reduce stigma by building connection.

From DECEMBER 14TH to JANUARY 18TH The Great Get Together have planned a program of Winter events to help us face loneliness together, one connection at a time. To help continue to take forward Jo Cox’s vision of a less lonely, more connected world.

Featuring a different theme each week, they’re suggesting five ways people can connect, via a vibrant online celebration of community and connection which is sure to educate, inform and entertain!


Reach out

Dec 21st – 27th

Reach out to someone you’ve lost touch with – perhaps an old friend, colleague or loved one – and rekindle those connections.

Download the Reaching Out Toolkit  

for ideas on who you can reach out to as well as why, and how.

Reach Week Events:

December 20: Reach Out by Switching On! Light up your communities as a beacon of light and connection this winter. Read more

December 25: With #ChristmasTogether, sign up to support someone on Christmas Day as an NHS Volunteer Responder. Read more

You could share your participation on social media tagging The Great Get Together FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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