Combatting loneliness and isolation in our community

The challenge...

There are 1.2m chronically lonely people in England, and many more across the rest of the UK, making this a major issue that is now recognised in society today.

Over one million older people over the age of 65+ in the UK say they are always or often lonely.

Loneliness can lead to greater reliance on health and social care services and studies suggest that people with a high degree of loneliness are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease.

Source: AgeUK, 2018

Our aim is to prevent isolation and loneliness by providing companionship, advice, support and services which enable older people in our community, to live the lives they wish to live

At Rotherfield St Martin...

RSM member in an aeroplane

We believe that age is just a number and that older age should be celebrated

RSM member painting

We provide innovative, community-led activities enabling older people to lead active and fulfilled lives

Jo Evans with an RSM member

We take time to get to know members of our community so that we can offer targetted support

Holding hands

We provide a community hub where people can drop in for support, advice, or just talk

We are always at the end of the phone

Learning to knit

And it’s not just about older people in our community. Through intergenerational work we bring young and old together to transform lives

Since 2004, RSM in numbers...

cakes made
cups of tea made
social & medical drives
social interactions

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Important message

UPDATE 15/07/2021:

The RSM office is open from Monday – Friday, between 9am and 5pm.  Our staff will continue to complete Lateral Flow Covid tests twice a week until further notice.

You can book an appointment with our Chiropodist and Foot Therapists now and our Volunteer Driver Scheme is also available.

From Monday 19th July 2021, we will gradually begin to reopen our clubs and activities over the summer,  with the aim of being able to offer our full schedule from September 2021.

 We will publish full details about forthcoming events and activities in our monthly newsletter and in the Parish Newsletter.

Please call the office on 01892 853021 if you have any queries.

Many thanks, RSM