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Let's be there for one another this winter.

With the shorter days and cold nights, winter can be a difficult time of year for many. Lots of people, especially those who are older, can easily become isolated when the weather is bad and people living by themselves can struggle with loneliness during the festive period.

It’s now more important than ever that we reach out to the people around us.

By doing your bit to support people in your neighbourhood, you’ll help to rekindle neighbourly spirit, reduce social isolation and even prevent illnesses such as dementia, heart disease and depression.

A simple ‘hello’ sparked a great friendship between Emma and her neighbour.

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Did you know? Over a million older people say they go more than a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.

(Age UK, 2019)

Champion togetherness this winter by looking out for your neighbours.

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Tell us how you’ve helped your neighbour, or how they’ve helped you, by using #OurNeighbours on social media.

@LisaE2084

My kids are looking out for their neighbours in Cononley. We’ve posted neighbour packs through the doors on our street. @NHSBfdCraven @WYHpartnership #OurNeighbours

@ejstafford

What a lovely surprise! I came home today - full of cold - & later find this beautiful bunch of flowers from my neighbour by way of thank you for supporting her when she was unwell the other night #OurNeighbours #luckygirl