A co-working space in Oxfordshire has created a club for people working from home.

Dodo Works in Witney created the ‘Lonely Workers Club’ to offer people working remotely after work drinks and networking nights, in order to tackle isolation.

As well as this, a complimentary drinks trolley is being taken out around the county to hunt down lonely workers.

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The initiative launched following the news that more than a third of remote workers feel lonely with 74 per cent of younger workers saying they had struggled with the social isolation of remote working.

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James Punch, area manager at Dodo Works, said: “Our members often comment how they have lost the Friday feeling and they miss the social side of office working.

“Only having virtual and digital human interactions in your working week is not good for anyone and this is why we have created flexible working packages which encourage people back into a more social setting, encouraging people to venture from their home office to Witney high street.”

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“Boris Johnson might want people to return to the office but we believe in supporting local whilst also bringing communities together. But if home working is the new normal, then the Lonely Workers Club will be putting Thursday after work drinks and Friday afternoon drinks officially back in the diary.”

The first after work drinks event will be held on June 9 at the Part and Parcel in Witney.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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