Campaign to end loneliness

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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Loneliness Harms Health

This week marks the nationwide launch of Loneliness Harms Health.  You may have read about our work targeting health and wellbeing boards (new forums making strategic decisions about health and care services) in Cornwall and Essex: now it’s your turn. Our vision is for all health and wellbeing boards across England will recognise the negative…
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From research to action: what the latest ELSA data means for practice

The headline figure of the fifth wave of data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) survey was “One in six over-50s are socially isolated”. Published on the 15th of October, this was quoted across national press as well as by Paul Burstow MP at a meeting to inspire action in his constituency, Sutton…
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More than just tea and a chat: experiences of befriending

Sue Ibrahim, Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours, has published a new report to demonstrate what befriending can achieve for isolated older adults. In this blog she explains what befriending can be, and the impact it has on their clients. Befriending is a difficult concept to define and befriending schemes vary considerably. It…
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