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Social isolation has been one major topic in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the world acutely aware of the hardships of isolation, in one form or another. It has made us all acutely aware of how much we need social connection.
However, this community burden has been weighing on many people even before the pandemic. Those in our community who are gripped by loneliness and disconnection often compare their existence to “being invisible”. At times, they are “surprised” by the sound of their own voice, after not having spoken for days.
Our charity Open Support has been reaching out to those who are socially isolated for over two decades - lending a listening ear, offering a moment of conversation, weaving a trusted relationship. Over time, the team at Open Support helps individuals gain confidence and weave lasting social connections with the community.
Watch how Open Support lifts people up.