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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Guest blog: Winter Loneliness – what can be done to prevent the rise?

As we head into the winter months, it’s so important that we consider the effect that this time inevitably can have on the lonely.  As loneliness can often be coupled with depression, the cold weather and shorter days make it harder for people to leave the house, particularly for those who often have mobility issues. …
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Are social impact bonds the answer to social service provision?

Based on the idea that loneliness and social isolation are recognised as key determinants of health and well-being, but have historically not attracted much investment, Social Finance, an economic think tank, conducted a study into the feasibility of social impact bonds. Social impact bonds are an approach to commissioning local services whereby investors receive returns…
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Christmas must prompt a new look at loneliness

As another Christmas approaches and the Third Sector gears up their efforts to ensure that those facing isolation and loneliness are supported at such an important time, a worrying trend appears to be emerging. Faced with the fact that, as our new research has found, some 2.5 million people over 65 wouldn’t know where to go…
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