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Charity coalition welcomes first loneliness strategy for Scotland

Charity coalition welcomes first loneliness strategy for Scotland
DEC
20
Scotland's first-ever strategy to tackle loneliness and social isolation announced today by the Minister for Older People and Equalities has been welcomed by a coalition of leading charities. The new strategy
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Contact the Elderly group celebrates festive season at Sidcup Fire Station

Contact the Elderly group celebrates festive season at Sidcup Fire Station
DEC
18
Five of our groups in South London were invited along to Sidcup Fire Station on Sunday for their annual Christmas party as part of a community initiative organised by Watch
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Winter all wrapped up for Contact the Elderly guests

Winter all wrapped up for Contact the Elderly guests
DEC
18
A warm-hearted firm of surveyors has ensured guests of Contact the Elderly are all wrapped up and ready for winter thanks to a seasonal donation. Allied Surveyors Scotland came up with
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Meet Volunteer Driver Batul 

Meet Volunteer Driver Batul 
DEC
18
Batul from Croydon started volunteering with us seven years ago as a driver after her Grandmother passed away. Since then her involvement with the charity has significantly increased and earlier on
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Good Morning Britain launches 1 Million Minutes campaign

Good Morning Britain launches 1 Million Minutes campaign
DEC
06
Good Morning Britain launched their new 1 Million Minutes campaign today with a poignant film called ‘Time is a Gift’ by the film-maker behind this year’s viral hit, ‘Love is
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1 Million Minutes: Jim's story

1 Million Minutes: Jim's story
DEC
06
Every year, more than 100,000 older people will lose their partner. This year, we are working with Good Morning Britain to raise awareness of loneliness caused by bereavement, and encouraging
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Play exploring loneliness and social isolation opens in London

Play exploring loneliness and social isolation opens in London
DEC
05
The team behind a new play exploring loneliness and friendship, which opened in London last week, has joined forces with Contact the Elderly to raise awareness of older people suffering
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Our reaction to Age UK announcement that 1.4 million older people don't receive the care they need

Our reaction to Age UK announcement that 1.4 million older people don't receive the care they need

Our reaction to Age UK's report released today revealing that 1.4 million over 65s don’t have the support they need:   Contact the Elderly’s CEO Meryl Davies commented:   “This research by Age UK reflects
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Our response to the appointment of the new Minister for Loneliness

Our response to the appointment of the new Minister for Loneliness

"At Contact the Elderly we  are delighted that Mims Davies MP is now the Minister for Loneliness. Millions of older people are affected by loneliness, and our work with the
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A new play exploring loneliness arrives in London

A new play exploring loneliness arrives in London

The team behind a new play exploring loneliness and friendship, which opened in London last week, has joined forces with Contact the Elderly to raise awareness of older people suffering
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