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Plan P: New approaches to prevention with older people, is an IRISS project which addresses the issue of social isolation and loneliness amongst older people. Each quarter the advisory group records a group discussion about a related aspect of prevention. This is the fourth discussion - How can we effectively…
A report examined the experiences of older men in England who were socially isolated or lonely. It said that older men were more isolated than older women, and that isolation put them at risk of loneliness, which was not a consequence of age but was driven by poor health and…
A growing generation of older men is facing a future of increased isolation. Meanwhile, the number of older men aged 65+ living alone is projected to rise by 65% between now and 2030. That’s according to new research conducted by Independent Age and the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK),…
Fifteen areas in England are to share £82 million in a bid to reduce the social isolation of up to 200,000 older people, it was announced today. The money is being distributed by the Big Lottery Fund, which is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the…
Cancer patients who are lonely are three times more likely to struggle to follow their treatment plan than those who aren’t lonely, according to research by Macmillan Cancer Support. Using research conducted by Ipsos MORI, Macmillan has estimated that more than 20,000 lonely cancer patients in the UK each year…
National charity Friends of the Elderly (FotE) is today calling on everyone to Be a Friend and help change the future of loneliness. The campaign is encouraging people across the country to get to know their older neighbours, and look out for each other where they can. FotE, which is…
Older people in Scotland will increasingly live alone over the next 25 years, according to the latest official projections. Nearly a quarter of people aged 16 or over are projected to live alone by 2037, compared to about one in five in 2012. The number of people aged 65 and…
A new attempt to measure the wellbeing of the British population has discovered that only 58% of Britons feel connected to people in their community, and one in eight do not have a close friend that they could rely on in a personal crisis. The study, compiled by the Office…
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