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New bid to tackle loneliness in Dorset

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We're all being encouraged to do our bit to help tackle loneliness. The message comes from county councillors across Dorset.

The problem is thought to be widespread and is believed to be as common in busy towns as in small villages. County councillors believe that informal support seemed to be better in close-knit areas and that small amounts of funding to community groups could go a long way towards tackling the problem.

Portland councillor Katharine Garcia said that on the island people looked out for each other and would quickly draw new residents into the conversation and find out whether or not they might need help.

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Do you make the effort to look out for others like your neighbour?


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