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.