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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Defending the Human Right to Contact: Napier Homecare Services

Ruth Jackson, from Napier Homecare Services in Blackpool, writes in response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission report on home care and shares what her organisation is doing to reduce loneliness for their clients. High levels of social isolation and loneliness amongst people receiving social care support in their own homes, as highlighted in…
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The Human Right to Contact

The publication this week of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report into the home care system in England rightly provoked widespread condemnation of the lack of dignity, neglect and physical abuse that some older people were experiencing as they received paid social care in their own homes. Although half of those who provided evidence…
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‘Caring for Our Future’

Alex Fox writes about loneliness, social isolation and prevention, and explains how you can help shape the Government’s reform of social care law. ‘Caring for Our Future’ is the government’s ‘engagement exercise’, which is giving anyone with an interest the opportunity to contribute to the ideas going into next Spring’s social care White Paper, which…
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Alone this Christmas?

Samantha Alleyne of the Abbeyfield Society explains what they are doing to reduce loneliness at Christmas. At Abbeyfield, we are very supportive of the aims of ‘Campaign to End Loneliness’.  In fact the Abbeyfield Society was set up with the sole purpose of alleviating loneliness for older people. We all know that Christmas can be the…
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7 Billion Reasons to Act on Loneliness

Rob Clyne reflects on our ageing global population and the need to address the issue of loneliness today. In an increasingly fast paced world where technology is king, older people are becoming less and less important. Online communicative applications and rapidly developing touch-screen technologies are making terrific strides in reshaping how we interact with each…
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