Combating loneliness

Let’s stop loneliness and isolation in later life

Most of us will feel lonely at some point in our lives. For a lot of us, particularly those in later life, loneliness can define our lives and have a significant impact on our wellbeing. But we can help you feel less alone.

Loneliness and social isolation are harmful to health: research shows that lacking social connection is as damaging to health as smoking. There is a close association between loneliness, poor physical health and cognitive decline.

Addressing loneliness and isolation in older people has wider benefits for families, carers and communities.

* We have helped 1000s and 1000s of people to turn their lives around and regain the zest for life.

* Most people over 70 are below the minimum level of physical activity as recommended in guidelines issued by the NHS.

I’ve had quite a few things happen to me. I lost my husband 4 years ago, then I had to move house. I got through that then I discovered I had breast cancer. You look around for different things to do, to bring you out of yourself. I think what I get from Balanced Lives is the thought that I am moving. I went to a carer’s group and felt I had the support. It’s the same here, with the combination of physical wellbeing and mental support, which is very important.
Susan's story

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