There’s lots of ways you can get involved and make a big difference.

Here’s just a few of them…

Aged 18-49?

  • Volunteering 

    With an estimated 16,000 older people in Sheffield over the age of 50 at risk of being isolated or lonely, it’s going to take a joint effort across the city to make a difference. Find out more.

  • Intergenerational Skills Swap

    This project links different generations together to share a skill and learn something new. It could be anything from knitting and knots, to playing a musical instrument! Find out more.

Aged 50 or over?

  • Be an Access Ambassador

    Could you volunteer to help someone get out and about? Interested in lobbying on the issues of transport and access? If you’re over 50 why not get in touch and find out more about becoming an Access Ambassador.


  • Be a Peer Mentor

    There are many life events, particularly as we get older, which can lead to isolation if we don’t take action. If you are over 50, could you volunteer to help support others through tough life changes? Volunteer as a Peer Mentor.

  • Be an Age Better Champion

    If you’re over 50 and you’ve felt lonely or experienced isolation in the past, could you volunteer and share your experience to help others? Become an Age Better Champion.

  • Start Up

    Got a great idea for your own project to reduce isolation in Sheffield? Or just feel like the activities on offer aren’t for you? If you are over 50, find out more about free support to Start Up your own project.

  • Intergenerational projects

    Enjoy mixing with people of different ages? Why not take part in one of our intergenerational projects? Find out more:

    Intergenerational Wellbeing

    Intergenerational Skills Swap

A business, or anyone who may have contact with older people?

  • #proudtoask

    Lots of us have contact with older people we suspect may be isolated or lonely, but we feel unsure about speaking to them about it. Whether you’re a Balti House in Burngreave or a Postie In Pitsmoor, we are looking for businesses and professionals to come to one of our #proudtoask workshops. Contact us for a pack on how you can help.

A neighbour, a friend, or someone who just wants to help

  • Neighbourhood Toolkit

    Got an interest in writing, photography, film or journalism? Live in Sheffield and want to use your talents to reduce isolation? We are looking for potential community journalists to help create a toolkit to go out to homes across Sheffield. This project started with an event in Burngreave in March 2016, but it’s never too late to get involved!
    Contact us
    for further information.

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