The Archway Foundation

Alleviating Loneliness This Christmas

The Archway Foundation is organising a Christmas Dinner evening for those in need of support socially. For many The Archway Christmas Dinner evening will be the only opportunity to celebrate with others and is crucial at what can be a very lonely time.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 August 2010 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2010

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  • ‘I can’t bear the loneliness, it’s great to have somewhere I can go and find company’

    — anon aged 82

  • ‘People at Archway are nice, not nasty to me like the others.’

    — anon aged 23

  • 'Even just talking to you about my situation brings me some relief. I feel there is hope at last to get out of the loneliness trap.’

    — Anon aged 58

  • ‘I can’t bear the loneliness, it’s great to have somewhere I can go and find company’

    — anon aged 82

  • ‘People at Archway are nice, not nasty to me like the others.’

    — anon aged 23

  • 'Even just talking to you about my situation brings me some relief. I feel there is hope at last to get out of the loneliness trap.’

    — Anon aged 58

Situation

Those who have no family or are estranged from them and have few or no friends can feel unwanted of forgotten at a time of year when it appears everyone else has someone to celebrate with.

Solution

The Archway Foundation ensures that a listening ear and a friendly face are available to those who would otherwise be without human contact. Our social events are sensitively organised with our volunteers to make sure everyone feels welcome, included, allowed to be themselves and encouraged to re-learn social skills. This provides a sense of belonging and will help reduce the pain of loneliness at this potentially difficult time of year.