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BT Care Home Companions: Workplace volunteering to tackle loneliness

The series of lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures had a devastating impact on care homes with many residents feeling isolated and lonely. In this blog, Stacy Young and Katy Goodliffe from BT Care Home Companions share how the project set-up by a group of BT employees in 2020 to help tackle loneliness in the…
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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, we reflect on what we heard.  Volunteers play a crucial role Throughout our discussions on Loneliness in…
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How to support volunteers through the next phase of Covid-19

We reflect 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. Supporting volunteers The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the work of those helping one another in our communities into sharp focus. While high profile campaigns…
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Coronavirus and social isolation

Covid-19 lockdowns between March 2020 and the start of 2021 have made it harder for people to maintain their social connections. On this page we have some information and 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…
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