Sutherland Shire Loneliness Project

A friendly phone call or visit can go a long way towards making someone feel part of our community. Council is working with community partners on a project to help tackle loneliness.

The Sutherland Shire Loneliness Project aims to connect lonely and socially isolated older people with regular social connections.

Council will work with community partners to combat loneliness through participation in a Befriending Program, Social Groups and connecting people to community services, events and activities.


If you are feeling like you could do with a new friend in your life, contact council and be connected through your local community organisation.


The Befriending Program will have volunteers regularly visit and call people who are feeling left out and provide them with ongoing friendship.



Do you like to have a chat? Do you like helping others? We are calling on those who have some free time to volunteer as a ‘friend’ to provide company and conversation for Sutherland Shire community members. If you’re caring, friendly and can volunteer to visit or make calls on a regular basis then contact council.


Community partners are starting several small social groups that will meet weekly throughout Sutherland Shire. There are new women's groups, men's groups, mixed groups, Aboriginal and carers groups starting up in Jannali, Gymea, Caringbah, Cronulla and Engadine. 

If you are interested in joining a group get in contact with us.


There are so many activities and events happening in Sutherland Shire to keep active and engaged.




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Enquiries can be directed to Jayne Gan on 9710 0422 or

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