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#DontDanceAlone 2018

More than 2 million people over 75 live alone in the UK

Many don’t speak to a SINGLE person for a month

Loneliness can be as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

#DontDanceAlone Week 2018

November 12th to 18th

Getting involved in The Wave’sSwansea Sound's #DontDanceAlone Week 2018 is EASY!

  1. Whether you’re a school, community, club, venue, business, organisation or individual SIGN UP your#DontDanceAlone event! We’ll add it to our timetable of events and promote it on air. Plus, one of our presenters could make a surprise appearance. Download your information pack here

  2. Take your parents, grandparents, grandchildren or yourself to one of the free #DontDanceAlone Week events! Check out what’s happening in your area here
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If you have a little bit of spare time on your hands there any many local organisations who are looking for volunteers. This could be simply popping around and having a cup of tea with an elderly neighbour, helping them with the shopping, being a driver, helping out at a local community group or simply being a friend at the end of a telephone

LOCAL AREA COORDINATORS SWANSEA

There are a team of coordinators across Swansea who can offer information, advice and support to anyone to build relationships in their community. They know EVERYTHING that is going on in their patch. They have a list of events that go in their area that need volunteers to run and they also can put volunteers in touch with elderly individuals in the community who needs befriending or help.

https://www.swansea.gov.uk/localareacoordination

LOCAL AREA COORDINATORS NEATH PORT TALBOT

https://www.npt.gov.uk/7288

Skewen, Neath Abbey & Longford

Name: Emma Jones
Telephone: 07583 780 991
Email: e.jones7@npt.gov.uk

Cymmer, Gwynfi & Glyncorrwg

Name: Christy Buckley
Telephone: 07813 008 2081
Email: c.buckley@npt.gov.uk

Ynysmeudwy, Godre’rgraig, Ystalyfera, Cwmtwrch & Lower Brynamman

Name: Kirstie Richards
Telephone: 07866 794 3431
Email: k.richards3@npt.gov.uk

Cwmafan, Bryn and Port Talbot

Name: Jayne Coleman
Telephone: 079767741471
Email: j.coleman@npt.gov.uk

Crynant, Seven Sisters, Onllwyn, Glynneath and Banwen

Name: Tammy Protheroe
Telephone: 079768364781
Email: t.protheroe@npt.gov.uk

 

Swansea Council For Volunteer Service
https://swansea.volunteering-wales.net/

Neath Port Talbot Befriending Service
https://volunteering-wales.net/vk/volunteers/my_opportunities_info_ur.htm?PID=10046837

Neath Port Talbot Volunteer Services
http://www.nptcvs.wales/volunteering-2/neath-port-talbot-cvs-volunteering-projects/

ABMU Health Board
http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/863/page/69712

Community Drivers Swansea
https://www.swansea.gov.uk/carschemes

Action For Elders
https://www.actionforelders.org.uk/Pages/Category/volunteer

Civil Service Retirement Fellowship
https://www.csrf.org.uk/Pages/Category/wales-groups

Involve
https://www.scvs.org.uk/involve

Alzheimer’s Society
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering

British Red Cross
02920 695 740
https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer

Royal Voluntary Service
0845 608 0122
https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/volunteer

Dementia UK
https://www.dementiauk.org/support-us/volunteer-for-us/

Age Connects
0845 305 4134
https://www.ageconnectswales.org.uk/volunteering#GETINVOLVED

The Silver Line
0800 4 70 80 90
https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering-2-2/

Volunteering Matters
02920 464 004
https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/want-to-volunteer/

Volunteering Wales
0800 288 329
https://volunteering-wales.net/

Men’s Sheds Cymru
01267 225 536
http://www.mensshedscymru.co.uk

Most of us experience loneliness at times in our lifetime. This is particularly prevalent in our older generation.

Do you need help and advice for yourself or a loved one?

Please find a list of organisations and individuals who you can turn to

LOCAL AREA COORDINATORS SWANSEA

There are a team of coordinators across Swansea who can offer information, advice and support to anyone to build relationships in their community. They know EVERYTHING that is going on in their patch. They have a list of events that go in their area that you can attend and they also can put volunteers in touch with elderly individuals in the community who need befriending or help.

https://www.swansea.gov.uk/localareacoordination

LOCAL AREA COORDINATORS NEATH PORT TALBOT

https://www.npt.gov.uk/7288

Skewen, Neath Abbey & Longford

Name: Emma Jones
Telephone: 07583 780 991
Email: e.jones7@npt.gov.uk

Cymmer, Gwynfi & Glyncorrwg

Name: Christy Buckley
Telephone: 07813 008 2081
Email: c.buckley@npt.gov.uk

Ynysmeudwy, Godre’rgraig, Ystalyfera, Cwmtwrch & Lower Brynamman

Name: Kirstie Richards
Telephone: 07866 794 3431
Email: k.richards3@npt.gov.uk

Cwmafan, Bryn and Port Talbot

Name: Jayne Coleman
Telephone: 079767741471
Email: j.coleman@npt.gov.uk

Crynant, Seven Sisters, Onllwyn, Glynneath and Banwen

Name: Tammy Protheroe
Telephone: 079768364781
Email: t.protheroe@npt.gov.uk

 

Carer’s Trust
Carer’s Trust provides support for carers in Wales
wales@carers.org 02920 090 087

Age Cymru
08000 223 444
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru/information-advice/information-guides-and-factsheets/

The Silver Line
0800 4 70 80 90
https://www.thesilverline.org.uk

Men’s Sheds Cymru
01267 225 536
www.mensshedscymru.co.uk

If you’d like to donate to the #DontDanceAlone fund please make cheques payable to The Wave and Swansea sound or pop cash by the station.

All monies raised will be used to support LOCAL groups, communities and charities including Age Cymru in their endeavour to ending loneliness and isolation

The WaveSwansea Sound launched the award winning #DontDanceAlone campaign in 2017 and had phenomenal success.

The aim of the campaign was to raise awareness of the Older generation, shining a light on the devastating effects loneliness has and to encourage and promote inter generational relationships. As well as general awareness of taking time out of our busy days to spend time with an older person, be it a relative, neighbour, friend or stranger.

There is something very special about a child spending time with their grandparents, or an elderly friend or neighbour, so this year we are generating even more awareness, taking more action and making #DontDanceAlone 2018 even bigger, creating our first ever #DontDanceAlone Week November 12th to November 18th.

This whole week will be JAM PACKED with inter generational events and activities put on by schools, businesses, venues, groups, local community groups open to the public.

MORE INFORMATION

If you would like more information, help to set an event or to register your event please get in touch with Kathryn Lane.

kathryn.lane@thewave.co.uk

01792 511234

Gower Gas and Oil

Proudly supporting, believing in and contributing to The #DontDanceAlone campaign from the beginning, Gower Gas and Oil have been serving the community for over 15 years. Experiencing and witnessing first hand the effects of loneliness and isolation in the elderly community, their engineers are often the only contact many older or vulnerable people receive. And so they hand pick the finest local engineers who are not only the best at what they do, but are caring, compassionate and patient.

You can trust Gower Gas and Oil to keep you, your parents and your grandparents warm this winter.

Whether it's for commercial or Domestic needs, Gower Gas and Oil are leading the field throughout Wales, with Local Engineers, Friendly Service and Comprehensive after care

Call them now on 01792 797181 or check them out at www.gowergasandoil.co.uk