New report by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, found that almost 50% of us struggle with loneliness.
Losing your sight can also cause feelings of alienation, but is there a way to combat loneliness and where can we get help?
RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley spoke with Amanda Watkin, General Secretary of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, to find out more about the research.
(Photo shows a young girl sitting by a window with her arms around her knees as she gazes out with a vacant look on her face)
For more information visit: https://www.rotarygbi.org/
The Enfield Talking Newspaper provides blind and partially sighted people in our borough with a free weekly recording of stories from our local newspapers as well as events information. We were the first Talking Newspaper in the UK, founded in 1961.
The news items that we read come from our local newspapers, the Enfield Gazette and Advertiser and the Enfield Independent and are their copyright.
You can listen on your mobile or tablet device using Soundcloud and You Tube using these links:
Blind and sight impaired listeners can also access our digital edition via the British Wireless for the Blind Fund’s Sonata service.
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
We aim to keep blind and partially sighted people in Enfield in touch with local news from our the Enfield Advertiser and Enfield Independent. We also carry “hyper-local” notices and information which our listeners would find hard to access elsewhere. We help our listeners, some of whom are isolated and do not receive many visitors, to keep in touch with their community.
DO YOU HAVE A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOUR WHO WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE OUR WEEKLY BROADCAST?
If you know of a friend or neighbour who is registered blind or partially sighted and would like to receive a weekly audio recording of the local newspapers in Enfield as well as other useful information and announcements, please get in touch with us. We are always pleased to hear from new listeners. The service is completely free of charge.
Our current vacancies are listed on Do-It.Org!
Check out the links below to find out more about volunteering as a Sound Engineer/Recordist, Digital Production Assistant and Local Events and Notices Editor!