Category: Loneliness

How To Cope With Loneliness

Loneliness is an ever-increasing problem, regularly raised by charities like the Campaign to End Loneliness. The NHS has talked extensively about the impact it has on health and wellbeing, and the fact that loneliness can affect anyone of any age. Link-ages aims to help older adults to alleviate some of the symptoms of isolation by…

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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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