Think back to yesterday. How often did someone ask how you were? On the phone, in the street, on email? Now, imagine that it is the evening and you haven’t spoken to a single soul all day and only have the TV or a pet for company – all day, every day.
Loneliness is predicted to be the next great health crisis, with proven links to malnutrition and dementia and, as bus services decline and families move apart, social isolation in rural areas becomes more acute.
WHAT WE OFFER
WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT FINANCIAL HELP
The Clockhouse requires substantial funding in order to offer this comprehensive and caring service to the community. An essential annual grant from Waverley Borough Council only covers a small percentage of our operating costs – we have to raise well over 80%. To make up the difference we rely upon small grants, tireless fundraising and donations. The building & rooms can be hired out-of-hours for events, meetings, classes and other private functions.