Research shows that social isolation and loneliness are increasingly being recognised as public health and policy issues. As many define it, loneliness is feeling alone, regardless of the amount of social contact an individual may have. Social isolation is a lack of social connections, leading to loneliness in some people, while others can feel lonely without being socially isolated. Available evidence shows that loneliness and social isolation are associated with higher risks for severe health conditions such as heart disease, depression and poor cognitive function. The covid-19 pandemic and lockdown forcefully made us aware of isolation and loneliness because feeling connected with other people is a basic need like we need food. Our organisation is therefore bringing people together so that they can be connected to combat loneliness and social isolation because we need one another to survive and thrive. Therefore, we argue that our community’s social events and links are essential to our overall mental, physical, and general health well-being. We also believe it is crucial to understand how social isolation and loneliness are social determinant factors of health affecting their quality of life and should not be ignored.
In our event, there were guest speakers, including Dennis Murray – Assistant Constable Police- Thames Valley, Cllr. Mike Kasibo, Cllr. Nana Oguntola, Lawyer Dr Annia Gombakomba, Roland Ayo Alade -Nigerian Community in Milton Keynes Chairperson (NCMK), Sally G. Kimondo – Founder of LDSKCF, NALA money Transfer officials- (C.K.), Eva Mbiru – Women’s Rep, Mohammed Choudhury – Chairperson of Bletchley Business Association Community Activist Director of Advance Property Ltd and other Multiple Company Director and among others.
Through collaborations with various non-profit organisations, self-donations, and well-wishers in Africa, UK and beyond, we have managed to help children, vulnerable young/adult people, and people with any disability challenges. We have helped people with physical disabilities by donating wheelchairs and sewing machines through Partners for Care. Executive Director of Partners for Care Samuel Wanjau facilitated the process and donations to Lawy Afrik Technology Limited and YASA, where P.L.O. Lumumba foundation referred them to us. – Prof. P. L. O Lumumba LL. D, D. Little (hc), D.Sc (hc), FCPS (K), FKIM, FAAS (hon), Advocate of High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika and Certified International Mediator who served as the director of the Kenya AntiCorruption Commission 2010-11. He invited BAME HUB-UK NETWORK C.I.C. to have lunch and network with dignitaries from all over the world, including Ambassador Chol M. U. Ajongo of South Sudan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary & Permanent Representative to UNEP & UN-HABITANT, Brig. Gen. Dr Wallace Williams D.S.C., M.S.C., FFB FRSH MCGI, FinstLM, C.F.M. the Honorary Consul General for the Caribbean Islands of Antigua & Barbuda to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
If you would like to donate £50 to buy a wheelchair or sewing machine, OR any kind of donation for our projects please do so using our bank details in the below or you can also donate using our website donate page link Donate – BAME HUB-UK NETWORK (bamehubuk.org).
Bank Name: Bame Hub-Uk Network C.i.c
Account details: 02320124
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