Loneliness can be a serious health condition. Unlike other ailments, the symptoms of loneliness can be hard to detect to everyone but the person having them. A new initiative in the UK aims to combat the problem by making it easier for people who feel alone to socialise with strangers.
Middleton has recently unveiled the ‘chit chat chair’ encouraging people to talk. The sign reads: “Chit Chat Chair. A friend is only a seat away. Say hello today.’ For people who feel isolated in their daily lives, the chair, near The Works on ground floor, is an opportunity to make a connection with someone new. They also give people who want to help the lonely members of their community a way to do so. So why not meet someone new at Middleton today.Back >