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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Guest Post – Social isolation; it’s a dad thing too

By John Adams The other day I found myself at home on my own. It was a rare moment; these things don’t happen often. Helen was at school, Elizabeth was at pre-school and I was supposed to be in London for a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fatherhood. Alas, I had transport…
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Guest Blog: Why the big lunch is the choice for over 7 million people!

Neighbourly activities like The Big Lunch are crucial to our communities. They generate a feeling of connection and warmth between people and engender a sense of shared purpose that supports society and builds resilience.  In this blog, Tracey Robbins, Community Programme Delivery Manager for The Big Lunch, tells us about their new “Human Warming Index”….
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Guest Blog: Vintage Vibes

A new service in Edinburgh, called Vintage Vibes, is tackling isolation and loneliness among the Scottish capital’s over-60s, and has already had a great response to its fresh approach. Here, Su Millar, Chief Executive of the lead partner behind the partnership, LifeCare Edinburgh, explains how it came about and why it’s working. What to do…
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Guest Blog: Silver Stories

Earlier this year Dame Esther Rantzen went to Torpoint Nursery and Infant School to launch a new project created by Headteacher Elisabeth Carney-Haworth to support both the children and older members of the community. The initiative is called Silver Stories. I had the privilege to visit Torpoint to see it in action for myself. Children…
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A review of social prescribing schemes

Social prescribing links patients with non-medical facilities in the community which provide social, emotional or practical support. A recent review considered the benefits of 35 social prescribing schemes across the UK.  Many of these schemes focus on the use of arts, education, exercise or healthy living initiatives, among others, to promote health and wellbeing. Benefits…
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