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Network for Addressing Isolation and Loneliness in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (NAILCAP)

The Network for Addressing Isolation and Loneliness in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (NAILCAP) has been set up for all community groups and organisations working across the county to tackle loneliness.

Public Health at Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council launched the network last year, following the ‘Let’s Talk about Loneliness’ survey in April 2021. 

Key findings of the survey of community groups were:

  • greater collaboration and developments of partnerships needed
  • more support needed for volunteers
  • we need to remove barriers to access

NAILCAP's goals

  • Share best practice among organisations
  • Understand the range of services available, improving signposting
  • Help each other meet demand and gaps in services
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration in the future

Support for NAILCAP members

Online platform - Knowledge Hub

The network will be hosted on the Knowledge Hub website, a forum for questions and advice. Knowledge Hub can also host for a resource library, polls and event planning.

Monthly meetings

Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 10am. You do not have to attend meetings to be a NAILCAP member organisation – it is enough to connect and benefit from our shared knowledge and expertise.

Meetings are virtual and we will record minutes to share on Knowledge Hub.

During meetings members can work together on issues, and share work updates and upcoming events. 

How to join

Any group that brings people together in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can join.

  1. Sign up to Knowledge Hub
  2. Search for Network for Addressing Isolation and Loneliness in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  3. 'Request to join' the group
  4. Join the mailing list using the link below to receive meeting invites and other interesting member updates.

Governance

The Public Health Team at Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council will act as administrators/facilitators of the network. However, this will be a member-led network driven by the community groups and organisations working within the area. All organisations, regardless of size or reach will be regarded as equal within the network.

Member responsibility

  • Membership to this network is voluntary and there is no expectation of the level at which each group participates in meetings and discussions.
  • Members should recognise that they are present on behalf of their group or organisation.
  • Members will treat all other parties with respect and dignity.

Contact

If you want to learn more about the network, or whether you think your organisation or group should join, please email: nail.cap@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Find practical information on support for loneliness on our webpage for tackling loneliness and social isolation.