Oswestry Town Council held an annual meeting in February that focused on social isolation and how the town can work together to tackle this issue in our community.

The Covid pandemic has exasperated a global epidemic of social isolation; highlighting the importance of finding and scaling strategies to generate social connections in our community.

The meeting was well attended and provided partners and residents the opportunity to share what the issues are and identify interventions, initiatives and safe places that can help people feel more socially connected.

Following the meeting, Oswestry Town Council has planned a Community Wellbeing Event on October 11th at Hope Church, Market Gate, Oswestry, Shropshire. SY11 2NR. The event will enable residents to meet and chat to organisations they may wish to become involved with.

The Mayor of Oswestry, Cllr Olly Rose said “Loneliness can affect everyone – young, old, mums, dads, brothers, sisters. We probably all know someone affected by social isolation. Feeling connected is more important than ever for partner organisations and stakeholders, as well as the residents that we serve.”

“We are looking for local groups or clubs that deliver activities that help to reduce social isolation in and around Oswestry.  This is a great opportunity to share what you do with residents of the town and network with like-minded local organisations for the benefit of the community.”

If you would like to be a part of the day, interested partners should confirm by the 19th of September to Oswestry Town Council at corriedavies@oswestry-tc.gov.uk.