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"I cherish my volunteering days."

MAR
20
Edinburgh scientist Laura McQuatt has been a volunteer driver and group coordinator with Contact the Elderly for almost 6 years. Keen to put something back into the community, a driving role
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Our response to 'Harnessing technology to tackle loneliness' report

Our response to 'Harnessing technology to tackle loneliness' report
MAR
20
Last night the Health Secretary Matt Hancock launched the report, Harnessing Technology to tackle Loneliness, which shows the profound mental, physical and economic cost of loneliness on society.    Contact the Elderly,
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Why I’m walking to raise money for Contact the Elderly

Why I’m walking to raise money for Contact the Elderly
MAR
19
My name is Lauren Sim, I currently work at Barclays Bank as an Assistant Vice President Data Analyst and am a Contact the Elderly Group Coordinator. I have been volunteering
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'I worked full time until I was nearly 90'

'I worked full time until I was nearly 90'
MAR
08
In honour of International Women’s Day, we spoke to Contact the Elderly guest, crossword extraordinaire, journalist and all-round incredible woman Barbara Hall about her achievements and the secret to a
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Guest blog: ‘Lets stop trying to defy ageing’ says our Head Of Service for Scotland Morna O’May

Guest blog: ‘Lets stop trying to defy ageing’ says our Head Of Service for Scotland Morna O’May
MAR
04
Words by Morna O'May - Head of Service - Scotland Anti-ageing! It’s everywhere. There’s lotions, potions, creams and make-up. Shampoo, moisturisers, face masks and toothpaste. There’s anti-ageing diets promoting superfoods, revitalising drinks,
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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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