Fighting loneliness across the generational divide

SCCCC Wiktoria and George

SCCCC Wiktoria AbramowiczStory and photos by SCCCC.

Wiktoria Abramowicz and George Joseph are relativity new volunteers on local charity, SCCCC’s Inclusive Community Care Project, a befriending scheme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities across Sheffield.
Wiktoria (aged 21) said:

“There are a lot of older people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds who would love to receive support from charities like SCCCC but the differences in culture, religion and language barriers can make it hard for them to make the first step and ask for help. Having someone who can relate to them would make them feel more included and definitely bring joy into their lives. If you want to make a difference in people from diverse backgrounds, I would highly encourage you to apply and become a SCCCC volunteer.”

SCCCC George Joseph.George (aged 23) said:

“I feel this scheme is a vital service that caters to the needs of today. Adult loneliness is a growing phenomenon and COVID-19 has only accelerated this. There is a huge number of adults that are confined to the walls of their home – SCCCC tries to link isolated individuals back into society through weekly interactions. I think more people should get involved to make a difference in their local areas and to their neighbour’s lives.”

If you would like to offer just 1 hour a week to volunteer and support an older person in YOUR community email: volunteers@scccc.co.uk to request an application pack or head to https://scccc.co.uk/volunteer/why-volunteer.

For further information contact Rehneesa: rehneesa@scccc.co.uk / (0114) 250 5292

We would particularly love to hear from and are in need of volunteers from South Asian and African Caribbean backgrounds.

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