Our Rural Coffee Caravan website calendar (normally displaying our village visits) is filling with both local and national community #TogetherApart events which have been co-ordinated for online participation and other means.

So if you wake up and feel at a loss for what to do on any given day whilst we are all advised to #StayHome, let us offer you someone to sing with, someone to dance with, someone to read to you, or to teach you a new craft, a quiz to be part of, or a performance to move you or make you laugh. 

Baroness Barran, Minister for Civil Society, spoke to Country Living about what the government is doing to prevent loneliness and help people who are isolated during the coronavirus outbreak. She also discusses how enforced ‘social distancing’ has brought isolation and loneliness to the fore, and how she herself is coping without her own family, who are 100 miles away.

We were delighted to be highlighted by Baroness Barran, in the article, as one of the smaller organisations which have stood out for her as making an impact on addressing loneliness during the crisis. She mentions our ‘events’ calendar, which we are currently populating with a day to day diary of suggestions for ways to keep ‘socially connected’ by virtual and other means, collected from all sorts of local and national sources.

The article was published by Country Living on 28th March 2020 and can be read in full on the Country Living Website by following this link. [Photo of Baroness Barran by Bethany Clarke/Country Living].

Have you heard about an event you think would make a good addition to the calendar and want to share it with us?

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