Campaign to end loneliness

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Living in retirement communities can help with loneliness

Written on June 6, 2012 at 9:22 am, by

Peter Girling, Chairman of Campaign supporter Girlings Retirement Rentals, explains how they are supporting their community tenants to avoid loneliness and his support for recently proposed housing reform. Loneliness is something we can all feel at any stage in our lives, but as we get older many people may feel increasingly isolated and lonely, especially…
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Reviewing the evidence: the difference a friend makes

Written on May 31, 2012 at 9:59 am, by

Jennifer Francis, Research Analyst at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), discusses evidence from research and practice, which shows that services to support friendships are successful in reducing loneliness and improving health and quality of life. A recent study carried out by DEMOS for WRVS found that UK older people are the loneliest among…
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Addressing loneliness through skills development

Written on April 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm, by

Jim Thomas, Programme Head of Workforce Innovation at Skills for Care explains how asking “tell me what you know and what you can do” can help us address loneliness in our communities. Regardless of our age we all have knowledge skills and experience to offer to each other in our local neighbourhoods. It is often…
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