Stories to the Door and Stories by Phone

Authors(s), Creator(s) and Contributors: People Speak Up , Deborah Grice

Publication Date: 08/01/2021

Categories: Evaluation / Reports

Supporter(s)/Funder(s): Llanelli Town Council

A Creative Approach to Tackling Loneliness


PSU designed this creative pilot project to tackle loneliness and isolation amongst older people. Stories to the Door (STTD) was launched in May 2019, taking referrals from the organisations in CUSP. Thanks to good results from the pilot, Beyond the Border stepped in to fund a relaunch of the project as ‘Stories by Phone’ in April 2020, diversifying delivery to overcome the constraints of lockdown. As the pandemic continued, and increased isolation still further, PSU secured funding from the ACW Stabilisation Fund to continue and develop Stories by Phone independently, as one of their raft of community arts for health & well-being projects

(1) CUSP includes: Carmarthenshire Association for Voluntary Services (CAVS), Carmarthenshire County Council, Hywel Dda Health Board, Tir Coed, Carmarthenshire Carers Trust: Crossroads Sir Gâr, Care & Repair, Sense, British Red Cross, Age Cymru Dyfed)
(3) PSU currently run a number of projects for the community, further info at

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Tags: arts, health, wellbeing, loneliness, storytelling, arts, partnership, mental health, isolation, creativity

Stories to the Door and Stories by Phone