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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Guest blog: Is loneliness an issue of inequality?

In our latest guest blog, Dr Claire Niedzwiedz discusses results from a new piece of research, published in Preventive Medicine, investigating how older people’s loneliness varies according to their level of wealth and how those with the least experience more loneliness than the wealthiest. They found that taking part in formal social activities, such as attending a sport or…
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Guest Blog – Good Company

Nathan Sansom is co-founder of Good Company, a new service in London connecting older people with volunteers who would like to share time and interests. If you have an older relative in London who could benefit from good company, register your interest here “Happiness should be approached sideways”, wrote John Stuart Mill, “like a crab”….
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Loneliness can destroy your health whatever you age: it should be a public health priority

As the Campaign turns 5, our director, Marcus Rand, argues that loneliness must become everyone’s business. This article was first published on inews on 27th July 2016.  You can read the original article here Our society is evolving fast into one that can appear sociable, but without much face-to-face conversation. We are surrounded by people, but interact with…
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