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It’s hard to balance the demands of everyday life with looking out for ageing family and friends.

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Rural community wheelchair-accessible vehicles tackling loneliness

A UK charity has employed an adapted Wheelchair-Accessible Electric Vehicle to help tackle social isolation in rural communities. Lutterworth Community Transport, a service of Lutterworth Volunteer Centre, provides a volunteer-driven social car and community minibus scheme for people who are vulnerable, disabled, elderly or rurally isolated in the Lutterworth and Broughton Astley districts in Leicestershire. […]

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Father’s Day gifts for senior dads 2024

It’s that time again in the UK, when we scratch our heads and wonder what on earth we can give dad for Father’s Day that would both show our appreciation and actually be appreciated. Dads can be difficult for presents, especially older dads who may already have all they think they want. If that’s your […]

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Helping to challenge loneliness

As the UK Campaign to End Loneliness closes under its current title and reopens in a new home at the Centre for Loneliness Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, it’s a good time to reflect on its findings to date. The Campaign was established in 2011 and has unearthed useful facts and strategies. While we often […]

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