Loneliness and isolation are linked to poor health and wellbeing, especially in the colder months, older or disabled people can get quite isolated and go for days without seeing or speaking to anyone. Family carers also often do not get out and take some social time for themselves. You can help yourself to make sure you are not isolated by getting out of the house and meeting people at free events in Wolverhampton.
The City council puts on events in Wolverhampton parks and open spaces throughout the year.
You can find out what is on, here>
Or if you want to go for a walk, with others, sign up to Walks for Health, and meets some new people. Find out details here>
If you would rather be indoors, how about a visit to one of local galleries? Bilston gallery has a great rocks and fossils exhibit on all year.
Featuring objects from many of the town’s industries, including cut steel jewellery, bicycles and the world-famous Bilston Enamels, you’ll learn about famous Bilston companies including Sankey, Beldray and Sunbeam.
At Wolverhampton Art Gallery you can Bagpuss, the Clangers and other puppets from TV are the big draw. You can look at the original puppets, sets, and filming equipment. See how characters developed, and learn how the tv programmed did their stop-frame animation and have a go yourself. Its free, its fun, and it runs until the end of April.
If you speak a bit of French or Spanish, and want to practice it with others, there are meet-ups at the Lighthouse cafe.