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Monthly Archives: March 2020


What will Coronavirus mean for older people?

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), for many people, will mean a tough, but necessary period of social isolation. Many of us will miss family, friends, and taking part of hobbies, interests and activities. Our Campaign Manager for England, Andy Nazer, spoke to three older men about Coronavirus, and reflects on the impact it will have…
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Coronavirus and social isolation

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the UK, it will be harder for people to maintain their social connections. We will keep the page up to date with ideas for how we can all combat social isolation and look out for each other during the spread of the virus. We’ll also link to the latest guidance…
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Keeping busy through bereavement – #InternationalWomensDay

Shelagh Marshall OBE, is Chair of Age Action Alliance’s Loneliness & Isolation working group. As part of our International Women’s Day blog series, highlighting female experiences of loneliness, she shares her story. “I’d never experienced loneliness before I lost my daughter to a brain tumour. She was at work one day, and the next day…
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Finding time for friends in your 40s – #InternationalWomensDay

Kate Shurety is our Executive Director. As part of our International Women’s Day blog series, highlighting female experiences of loneliness, she talks about finding time for friends in your 40s, and why friendship is so important for tackling loneliness. “At this point in my life, moments of quiet are few and far between. The combination…
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Creating community in cold water – #InternationalWomensDay

Anne Callaghan is our Campaign Manager for Scotland. As part of our International Women’s Day blog series, highlighting female experiences of loneliness, she shares her story about tackling loneliness through wild water swimming. “Five years ago, I moved back to Scotland after 20 years working down in London. I found it an incredibly lonely experience,…
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Mums, merlot and loneliness on maternity leave – #InternationalWomensDay

Loneliness is a universal experience which can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or background. However, in the lead-up to International Women’s Day 2020, we’re highlighting female experiences of loneliness in honour of this year’s theme: #EachforEqual. We’ve created a series of blogs from the women behind the Campaign to End Loneliness. They talk…
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