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Public bench is talking point in Winter Gardens

Sheffield’s first Talking Bench, located in the Winter Gardens, has proved a conversation starter and the concept could be rolled out across the city. Talking Benches was one of the winning ideas submitted to mental health charity Sheffield Flourish, and is a project to reduce loneliness and to improve social connections and wellbeing. The originator, Sheffield resident Sharon Tabberer, said the idea came from her father’s struggle to strike up conversation as he has grown older. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Charity toolkit aims to reduce isolation

Age Better in Sheffield has launched a neighbourhood toolkit to promote the well-being of older people and to combat loneliness and isolation. The initiative, launched at the Terminus Café in Lowedges, provides a menu of options and things to do in Beauchief and Greenhill Ward to help older people connect, stay active and engage in the local community. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Hannah Thornton of Age Better in Sheffield.