WORCESTERSHIRE County Council and its partners are recognising Loneliness Awareness Week.

Tackling loneliness has always been a priority in Worcestershire but now more than ever, following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Council recognises that there are people of all ages who may be feeling lonely or isolated and the Council wants to encourage everyone to take simple steps to help them feel more connected.

To support people to make connections the County Council and its partners are launching the new ‘Stay Connected Pledge’ and want to urge organisations across Worcestershire to sign up showing their commitment to tackling loneliness.

The pledge encourages organisations to ensure that their groups and clubs are inclusive and welcoming to all. By putting in place some simple measures promoted in the Stay Connected pledge, this will help ensure that they offer opportunities for people to stay connected.