ARQ News

Are you, or is someone you know, affected by Loneliness?

If you or someone you know is affected by loneliness, then please get in touch with us and ask about our Peer Support Mentoring Programme.  Contact us on 01388 22 95 16 or by email at darlingtonarq@gmail.com

Did you know that loneliness can affect anyone.  Here are some points on loneliness from the Office of National Statistics:

  • In 2016 to 2017, there were 5% of adults in England who reported feeling lonely “often” or “always”.
  • Younger adults aged 16 to 24 years reported feeling lonely more often than those in older age groups.
  • Women reported feeling lonely more often than men.
  • Those single or widowed were at particular risk of experiencing loneliness more often.
  • People in poor health or who have conditions they describe as “limiting” were also at particular risk of feeling lonely more often.
  • Renters reported feeling lonely more often than homeowners.
  • People who feel that they belong less strongly to their neighbourhood reported feeling lonely more often.
  • People who have little trust of others in their local area reported feeling lonely more often.

Three profiles of people at particular risk from loneliness were identified:

  • Widowed older homeowners living alone with long-term health conditions.
  • Unmarried, middle-agers with long-term health conditions.
  • Younger renters with little trust and sense of belonging to their area.

If you or someone you know is affected by loneliness, then please get in touch with us and ask about our Peer Support Mentoring Programme.  Contact us on 01388 22 95 16 or by email at darlingtonarq@gmail.com

IDAHOT Feedback

Yesterday we held our first IDAHOT event to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia.

The event was well attended and we had some excellent banners produced as you can see from the photos.

Everyone had a really good time and it was especially good to see local Community Cohesion Officers come along and take part.

Not only did we create a visible presence with a strong message but we also managed to raise a small sum of money too, all of which goes towards the ongoing work of Darlington ARQ.

We would like to extend massive thanks to all who took part, all who donated, all who helped with the organisation and especially to all who took the time to create the banners.

The winners of the competition have been contacted and have received their prizes.

Once again; thank you to everyone and we look forward to a bigger event next year!

Today is IDAHOT !

We are marking this event today …..   

IDAHOT, or International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and  Biphobia is upon us again, scheduled for 17th May 2018.

The them for this year is Alliance For Solidarity.  To mark this we will be holding a Bring A Banner event; at Mangobean Darlington, on 17th may at 5pm.

There will be an information stall about IDAHOT and a Banner Competition.  All services, individuals and organisations are encouraged to take part.  Simply arrive with your banner, and enter the competition to win a prize for the banner that best reflects the theme of Alliance For Solidarity.  There will also be a raffle and some networking opportunities for people interested in LGBT Culture.

There is no need to book, simply turn up with your banner to enter.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible!

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Bring a Banner for IDAHOT

Just a reminder …..   

IDAHOT, or International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and  Biphobia is upon us again, scheduled for 17th May 2018.

The them for this year is Alliance For Solidarity.  To mark this we will be holding a Bring A Banner event; at Mangobean Darlington, on 17th may at 5pm.

There will be an information stall about IDAHOT and a Banner Competition.  All services, individuals and organisations are encouraged to take part.  Simply arrive with your banner, and enter the competition to win a prize for the banner that best reflects the theme of Alliance For Solidarity.  There will also be a raffle and some networking opportunities for people interested in LGBT Culture.

There is no need to book, simply turn up with your banner to enter.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible!

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