Minister visits to discuss "Push to Talk"

Local Solutions was pleased to welcome Margot James, MP and Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries to the organisation on 7 February. The visit to Liverpool was organised by Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership to look at the 5G test bed. A new ‘Push to Talk’ programme is being pioneered in Liverpool, which is an innovative way to tackle social isolation and loneliness for elderly people. It is being piloted with family carers in the Kensington area. 

'Push to Talk' is a service that allows people to push a button and be connected with someone who understands what they are going through so that they can simply have a chat. The number of people who are classified as socially isolated is increasing and often these people could go days without even talking to another person. 'Push to Talk' gives them the opportunity to reach out to someone and talk to them. The aim is to reduce their feeling of isolation as being isolated has been shown to have a negative impact on physical health. 

If you or someone you know live in the L6/L7 areas of Kensington & Fairfield and want to be involved in this innovative trial that aims to tackle loneliness and isolation. The team at DefProc Engineering would love to have you on side. For more information, call our Health and Wellbeing Team on 0151 705 2308.

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