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Connecting Families With Our Family App

In today’s world, many families no longer live close together. In the past, parents, grandparents and children would all live in the same area, and family relationships were easier to maintain. Now, as families increasingly live further and further apart, we often rely on technology to keep those important family connections. But in a lot…

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Minister for Loneliness

January saw the first “Minister for Loneliness” appointed by the government. Tracey Crouch has been tasked with tackling a significant current social issue – that of persistent loneliness and isolation. Recent figures have indicated that chronic loneliness has comparable health consequences to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, which demonstrates that this problem has implications far…

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Loneliness In Older Generations

Loneliness is a widely recognised social issue among the older generations. Isolation and chronic loneliness are known to increase the risk of a range of health problems. A number of charities and groups are doing fantastic work raising awareness of, and combatting, loneliness. But there will not be a ‘quick fix’, and addressing the problem…

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