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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Connecting in Care Homes through Covid

This year, loneliness has achieved a new intensity for too many older people. Connection has never been more important – particularly for those in care homes and living with dementia. Our Campaign Manager for England, Andy Nazer, writes about the terrible toll of people in care homes, isolated from their friends and family.  Back in…
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The challenges of volunteering during the pandemic

The fourth webinar of our series on Loneliness in the time of Covid-19 focused on volunteers. 50 participants from charities, local government, academia, and health and care came together to share experiences, challenges and ideas. In this blog, Dan Jones reflects on what we heard. You can’t pick up on body language, visual cues, to know how…
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‘Life after lockdown’ – New research to help isolated older people post-lockdown

Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, a GP and researcher in the mental health of older people based at Keele University, has written a blog for us, about her new research, funded by NIHR, to develop and study an intervention which aims to help old people who have been isolated during the COVID-19 restrictions. Impact of COVID-19 restrictions…
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How to support volunteers through the next phase of Covid-19

In this blog Robin Hewings, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, reflects on what organisations working to address loneliness have told us about supporting volunteers – a theme we’ll be discussing in our next Loneliness in the time of Covid-19 webinar. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the work of those helping one another in…
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