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Social Impact

Combating loneliness

The Churn is a community-based project that seeks to combat social isolation and improve wellbeing in Cirencester and neighbouring villages. It supports more than 1,900 people each year from antenatal services to end-of-life care, helping those seeking work, vulnerable families and older people.

For the last three years, volunteers from our Cheltenham office have hosted an annual afternoon tea on behalf of The Churn Project for elderly members in the community. “It makes a real difference to the older people that attend,” says Older Peoples Services Manager Liz Folkes. “It’s nice for them to engage with different, working people, a world that is no longer part of their everyday life.”