A new project has been launched to tackle loneliness and social isolation in the area by getting people to consider starting to volunteer.

Volunteering for Wellbeing is a joint initiative between Volunteer Centre Borders, Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders to improve the health of people who don’t have as much chance to speak and meet with others as they would like.

The project will match up people who described themselves as lonely with a volunteering opportunity with regular support to evaluate whether the experience is having the desired positive effect.

For more information, contact Volunteer Centre Borders on 0845 602 3921 or enquiries@vcborders.org.uk



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