Devon to pilot transport schemes to tackle loneliness

A series of innovative transport schemes are being introduced in Devon to help reduce loneliness after it was announced that Devon County Council has been awarded just under £494,000 from the Department for Transport (DfT) today (Monday 23 May).

It is one of only 12 projects across the country to have successfully bid for Tackling Loneliness with Transport (TLwT) funding, and Devon is the only County Council to have been chosen out of more than 200 applicants.

Devon’s pilot project involves a variety of support aimed at reducing loneliness in over-55’s and young people aged 16-24.

The County Council will be working with Devon Communities Together