Social Isolation

Friendship and spending time with other people is an important part of life.  Sometimes though, many of us can find ourselves tackling life on our own and experiencing exclusion or social isolation. This can be true if we live by ourselves or if we’re surrounded by family or friends.

The reasons for feeling socially isolated are varied but it may be because of mental or physical illness, financial difficulties, age or difficulty in connecting with or trusting others.

At Waverley Care, we also understand that living with HIV or Hepatitis C can add to these difficulties and create new concerns. It may be that fear of stigma is making you less able to reach out. Whatever the reasons, we can meet with you and work out the best form of support for you.

We can visit you in your home or arrange for you to talk to us in a safe and confidential space at one of our offices. You may feel that one-to-one support is what you are most comfortable with. However, if you feel ready at any point, we can provide a wide range of options for you to meet others in the same situation – people who might become friends.

Whatever option you choose, we will work with you at a pace you’re comfortable with to help you enjoy and engage with life more fully and to ensure that you don’t feel isolated.

If you’re not sure which service to contact, please get in touch with your nearest office.

Services that can support you with Social Isolation