Reducing Loneliness

Sid Valley Help

Loneliness is a problem for all age groups in the Sid Valley and is a priority for Sid Valley HELP. 

There is no single activity or organisation that can solve loneliness on their own, but we can begin by working together as a community. Sid Valley HELP is starting a range of free new services to combat loneliness and isolation.

There is currently little support in Sidmouth for people who are lonely and under 60 years of age. These may be people who live alone, who are recently bereaved or separated, who have few friends, have recently moved here, have a long term illness or a disability or who have maybe lost their confidence to go out and meet people. Sid Valley HELP’s services include:

A Befriending Service visiting people at home who are housebound or isolated due to illness, disability or other reasons that stop them going out and being involved socially. CURRENTLY ONLY A TELEPHONE BEFRIENDING SERVICE CAN BE OFFERED

Tea and Chat sessions are held every week at the Mustard Seed Cafe on Thursday afternoons 3 to 4pm. SUSPENDED

• Monthly Saturday Morning Coffee for young at heart ladies of 50 - 70 years of age from 10.30am - 12.30pm at Hotel Elizabeth on the first Saturday of the month. SUSPENDED


Contact us for more information.

If you know of people who you think are lonely tell them about what is on offer or contact us and tell us what other sort of support they might like. 


Other organisations to contact: