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Lyndsey Young is the founder of The Friendly Bench™ CIC, a movement tackling loneliness, social isolation and improving community connectedness using specially designed outdoor social spaces. Using

Lyndsey Young is the founder of The Friendly Bench™ CIC, a movement tackling loneliness, social isolation and improving community connectedness using specially designed outdoor social spaces.

Using her own experience of loneliness, coupled with her expertise in design and the benefits of connecting with nature, Lyndsey's social enterprise is working with communities across the UK, helping people of all ages connect with others, places and nature, improving their physical health and wellbeing as well as positively improving community cohesion and resilience.

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Loneliness, social isolation, connecting communities, connected communities, community cohesion, intergenerational, placemaking

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