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Combat loneliness with a cuppa

We’re thrilled to see PG Tips has recently launched its ‘Cuppas Taste Better Together’ campaign to help tackle loneliness. We work extremely hard to combat social isolation, especially within the elderly generation. We recently supported The Samaritan’s ‘Brew Monday’ campaign, which urges people to share a brew with a friend or neighbour. PG Tips has […]

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Call for ‘chat benches’ to combat loneliness in Wales

We’re calling for a new initiative to help tackle loneliness and isolation to be implemented in Wales. ‘Chat benches’ have been set up across Somerset by Avon & Somerset Police to help spark conversation between people in the county and we think the idea would work in Wales too. Loneliness and isolation is an epidemic […]

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Cadbury teams up with Age UK to tackle loneliness

Tackling loneliness and social isolation is important to us. We love to hear about any initiatives and ways that we and the general public can help. More than 1.4 million older people in the UK struggle with loneliness. 225,000 often go a whole week without speaking to anyone. Cadbury is donating the words from its […]

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‘Happy to chat’ benches to combat loneliness

Avon & Somerset Police have rolled out ‘chat benches’ in Burnham-on-Sea, Taunton and Weston-super-Mare in a bid to tackle loneliness and isolation within the communities in these areas. Benches in Taunton’s Vivary Park, along Burnham-on-Sea’s seafront and in Weston-super-Mare’s Ashcombe Park, have had plaques attached with a sign that reads ‘The happy to chat bench […]

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Royal Mail’s ‘Feet on the Street’ campaign to tackle loneliness

The Royal Mail has recently been trialling a new campaign to help tackle loneliness in older people. With 18% of the population now being over the age of 65 and many of them living alone, the Royal Mail has teamed up with Liverpool City Council and around 100 volunteers who are age 65 or over. […]

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Can a care robot boost independence and reduce loneliness?

A culturally aware robot called Pepper, created by third year robotics and science students at Middlesex University, has recently spoken in Parliament about how it and other robots can care for the nation’s elderly populations in care homes and at home. During a recent Education Committee meeting Pepper explained that another similar robot is part […]

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Tables for tackling loneliness

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s recently conducted research, which found that one in ten people feel lonely all or most of the time. It’s now hoping to tackle this with the launch of its new Talking Tables scheme. The initiative is in association with the Chatty Café Scheme, which asks stores and cafes to set up dedicated […]

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How social media can help loneliness in the elderly

A common myth among the elderly is that they’re much too old to be using social media and that it is mainly for the younger generation. In fact, adults aged between 65 and 74 are almost twice as likely to use a smartphone now compared to 2012. Sixty percent of us now have a Facebook […]

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How you can help prevent loneliness

Here we are big advocates of helping to prevent loneliness, especially among the elderly. Our carers visit service users on a regular basis and can sometimes be the only smiling face they see that day, so we’ve put together some handy advice on how you can help towards the battle to prevent loneliness in your […]

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Welsh carers hope we’ll keep saying ‘hello’

We are stepping up our support for a charity campaign for people each lunchtime to open their windows and shout ‘hello’ to their neighbours. We’re continuing to back the initiative to raise awareness of those who remain at home and may be lonely. We provide an invaluable lifeline to the people we visit each day […]