It Can Be Hard For Men Of My Generation To Talk About Their Feelings

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By Mandy Appleyard in The Telegraph.   Older people face a crisis of loneliness but even a quick chat can make a big, big difference. Here’s how JJ and Steve formed a connection through Age UK Bromley and Greenwich JJ, 80, is a retired construction worker from Eltham in London When my wife Madeleine died, […]

It Is Time To Recognise Loneliness As An Epidemic


  By Fiona Hotston Moore in The Huffington Post.   Many mortal illnesses are close to being cured, but there is one still barely acknowledged, and it’s an epidemic: Loneliness. Illness? I think so, an insidious, creeping menace; cruel, unforgiving and invisible, an embarrassment for many to even acknowledge.  And whilst we should applaud the Prime Minister […]

‘Great Christmas Get Together’ To Tackle Loneliness

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  From ITV News.   After the success of ‘The Great Get Together’ in memory of Jo Cox in June, ‘The Great Christmas Get Together’ will invite people to share a ‘Mince Pie Moment’ with somebody who might be feeling lonely over the festive period. ‘Mince Pie Moments’ will take place all over the UK, […]

Millions Of Disabled People Feel Lonely, Including Me – Let’s Change This


  By Hayley Tomkinson in Scope.   Shani is an events manager, disability campaigner and entrepreneur from Walsall. She features in Scope’s new What I Need To Say campaign which highlights the isolation that millions of disabled people face. In this blog, Shani shares her own experiences. At certain times in our lives, we are […]

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