LETS GET WITHAM TALKING
S O C I A L I S O L A T I O N
Everybody should have somebody by their side in society, but now more than ever there are many complex reasons that lead to people becoming socially isolated.
Have you been feeling isolated?
We're here for you. But so are many others too! Witham's local community has much more to offer than what might just appear at its surface.
Witham's bustling society of groups, societies, charities and local interest networks form the heart of our town, and whose many members contribute to the continued development of Witham's progress.
Getting involved with your local council and Witham's local groups is a fantastic way to try out something new, meet new people and contribute even more to your local community all the while you do.
It can be extremely difficult when faced with social isolation to 'break the mould', take that plunge and step outside of your comfort zone, but with a little help from your friends and local councillors - anything is possible.
Meet your local councillor.
Did you know the The Town Council has sixteen town councillors? That's thirty-two ears to listen to you, and thirty-two hands of help. Getting in touch with your local councillor is easier than you might think, and there are no barriers or process involved. Simply get in touch with them!
But it doesn't just stop with correspondence - it's where it starts, because you can get directly involved with the Town Council's numerous committees, projects and volunteering opportunities today.
Why not start by finding out who your local councillors are today?
You don't have to feel alone any longer. Witham Town Council isn't just your local authority, it's also a safe space for all citizens, whatever the weather.
If you are feeling lonely and need some company, pop into the Information Centre for a chat and some ideas of what is going on in our local area.
In the meantime, if you are looking for an organisation of like-minded individuals, you can explore our online club list using the link below.
Feeling anxious, depressed or suicidal?
Help is at hand: www.samaritans.org
The Power of Community
Witham Town Council wants to do more to eliminate social isolation in our local community, but we can't do it alone. We need your help.
Did you know that you can get involved with our ongoing projects through the Task & Finish Group for Social Isolation.
That's right! You can work hand in hand with your local councillor, making new friends and supporting Witham's socially isolated by joining the committee.
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Deputy Town Clerk to arrange an informal chat.
'Home Alone at Christmas' held an afternoon tea for the socially isolated on Saturday 14th August 2021. Kim Barker, as the principal organiser, was presented with flowers to thank her for all her hard work.