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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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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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How to spend free time at weekends with seniors

Despite the numerous calls on our time, including the pressures of work, there are many benefits of spending time with our seniors. Connections allow us to build and foster strong relationships. Your older family and friends will greatly benefit from spending time with you. Just discussing your experiences and perspectives and listening to their perspective […]

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Coping with grief

We all deal with grief differently. Arranging a funeral and managing an estate can keep us busy for a while, but once the practical steps are organised, there is still the emotion of loss to deal with. What is grief? Grief is completely normal. It may affect you through a whole range of emotions, including […]

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