17
Nov

Loneliness in older people

Loneliness in older people has been a concern long before this pandemic hit.  Many of the programmes designed to help, such as our Together Clubs, have had to stop.  How do we move forward in our changed world to ensure that older folk who are experiencing loneliness are not left behind feeling lonely and isolated?  […]

23
Oct

Winter Dread: How can we support vulnerable people during the pandemic?

Age UK has warned that millions of older people are facing a potential public health emergency as they struggle alone, physically and mentally deteriorate and cannot properly grieve during the pandemic. Apparently, Covid-19 has hit the fast-forward button on ageing with a substantial group of people left frightened, depressed and very much alone. As cases […]

15
Jul

Celebrated as war heroes but denied their TV licence

So – the people we have been celebrating as heroes during two world wars have not only been dealt a massive blow by being largely ignored by the government during the Covid-19 pandemic but must now lose their TV Licence! The BBC plan to go ahead with their plan to scrap free TV licences for […]