Elaine Morris Writes: Recently, Bramcote Hills Community Association (BHCA) cancelled an event. This was a sad decision and was not taken lightly.
The event was an afternoon tea party, specifically aimed at residents who find it difficult to get out and about and may not have the opportunity to attend social gatherings.
The event was promoted at BHCA AGM and it was advertised in the newsletter. An article appeared on Bramcote Today, and in White Hills Park school newsletter, with an appeal to readers, parents and pupils to consider any of their neighbours who might benefit from attending.
The event was cancelled when, on the closing date, 10 bookings had been received. The majority of those bookings were not individuals who would be classed as socially isolated.
There is much discussion in the press about loneliness, particularly among the elderly, and BHCA committee members felt that there were residents who would benefit from these efforts being made on their behalf.
Were we wrong? – are there no socially isolated residents in Bramcote Hills?
If there are – how can we reach them?
Please join in the debate and help us understand if it is worth trying to create this sort of event in the future, and, if we do, how do we reach those who would most benefit from attending.