Hartlepool club helps to tackle loneliness with new '1 o'clock' social group

A Hartlepool social club is doing its bit to help tackle loneliness among people in the town.

Saturday, 15th February 2020, 8:00 am
The One O'Clock Club meets every month at Headland Social Club. Picture: Google.
The One O'Clock Club meets every month at Headland Social Club. Picture: Google.

Headland Social Club runs the 1 O’Clock Club once a month and is growing in popularity.

It offers a place for anyone to go to mix socialise with others, enjoy a chat, cuppa, raffle, play bingo and listen to a singer.

The next meeting of the group is on Monday, February 17.

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A committee member for Headland Social Club in Throston Street said: “We hold it once a month and it is aimed at older people in the community.

“There are quite a few lonely people in the area who come into the club.

“Anyone can come in have a cup of tea or coffee, a chat and a dance. And we have a guest singer every month.

“We are trying to embrace people and make the club more of a centre for the community as well as a pub.

“It is proving popular and gaining momentum.”

People from as far away in the town as Owton Manor attend.

According to an official report, almost half of adults in England admit to feelings of loneliness.

Older people are said to be particularly vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness as they are more likely to have lost friends and family, and have reduced mobility.

The 1 O’Clock Club’s guest singer this month is Lance Newman.

Doors open at noon. Entry is free though there is a charge for bingo and the raffle.