Lyndsey Young, founder of The Friendly Bench CIC a movement to tackle loneliness, social isolation and community disconnectedness using innovative outdoor social spaces that reconnect people back to their own community.
The Friendly Bench CIC, a social enterprise which tackles loneliness and social isolation, is delighted to announce the expansion of their network in Bury, Ipswich, Chester, East Rugby, Rotherham and Halesowen, with further locations to follow within the next year, thanks to £240K National Lottery funding. Launched in March 2018 by Lyndsey Young, The Friendly… Read more
An innovative community garden designed to overcome loneliness, social isolation and improve the quality of life amongst the elderly is capturing the imagination of community groups, care homes and politicians across the UK since it’s launch earlier in the year. Created and founded by Lyndsey Young, supported by the Big Lottery Fund and launched in… Read more
So, there’s a lot that has happened since my last update it’s all good news. Following a lengthy design process, which has involved many conversations (and redesigns) with my Local Authority’s Highway Department, we are now in a position to press the button on fundraising and getting our first, The Friendly Bench, built! We, yes, The… Read more
How I plan to help tackle the negative impacts of social isolation in the elderly community with The Friendly Bench™