Reducing rural loneliness through community business

We see first-hand how community businesses can transform the lives of people in rural areas and we have gathered a number of films showing how community business is helping to combat the issue.

(Films and photos were gathered as part of a campaign, funded by  English Rural and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, in 2017-18.)

Here are 6 videos we have commissioned as part of the campaign:

Meet the Walkie Talkies

Still struggling with loneliness?

Loneliness is an issue which affects many people and there are organisations out there who can help. As much as we want to showcase everyone’s stories, we want you to feel comfortable sharing. If you’re currently experiencing loneliness or mental health issues, here are some organisations who you can talk to:

Mind Call: 0300 123 3393 or Text: 86463

Mind’s tips for coping with loneliness

Samaritans Call: 116 123


See the organisations who have supported our #TheLittleThings campaign and are helping spread the word:

Need some help?

If you are interested in learning more about community business, the support we have available and the work we do supporting rural communities across the UK, please do contact us and we will get back in touch very shortly.

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