Tring Loneliness Initiative is funded by Tring Town Council. You may remember we shared news of its introductory meeting in September.
It has two arms – Tring Connections and a Befriending Service run by High Street Baptist Church. You can find details of both at www.tringconnections.org.uk. (the website is funded by Tring Lions).
The details on the website are replicated in printed directories situated in Rothschild House Surgery, The New Surgery, Rothschild House Pitstone Surgery, and also at Tring Library and Tring Information Centre.
The website and directory also contain details of volunteering opportunities.
Please pass on details to anyone that you think could benefit from ‘Meeting People and Doing Things in Tring’. Both website and directories have contact details via email, letter or phone for those who need further information.
As we mentioned in a previous news article, one problem the Initiative has is that many organisations have not provided contact details – and contact details can’t be given out without a signed agreement giving permission. In addition, there are small organisations where the team do not know who to contact to get details for the website and directory. If you know of any such organisations please ask them to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 36 Friars Walk, Tring HP23 4AP so an entry can be arranged for them.
Tring doctors have cards to hand to suitable patients giving details of the website and directory locations and healthcare workers will shortly also have cards.
Organiser John Allan said, ‘We hope that the joint initiative of information about organisations and a Befriending service will have an impact on loneliness in Tring over all age groups.’