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Community is a Public Health Service

If we’ve learned anything over the past 12 months then surely it’s that stronger communities are one of the key solutions to dealing with public health crises. Whether through a coordinated response to public health controls, or a social response to mutually beneficial movement restrictions, or simply the way that the community sector has worked […]

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Living alone during lockdown: mental health

Living alone during lockdown is becoming increasingly tough for the millions of people who don’t even have a partner or housemate to lean on. Are we doing enough to improve social inclusion? The impact of COVID-19 on physical health is clear. The impact on mental health is becoming clearer but we have only just begun […]

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Fighting Loneliness: Dogs and Weighted Blankets

Interesting article in The Guardian today around fighting loneliness and the effects of the loss of human contact and touch as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. As humans we seek touch as a form of communication or reassurance; as an interaction between members of a community as much as between strangers, or even […]

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Man Utd choose older mascots to highlight loneliness – BBC News

The team were greeted by elderly fans instead of children before their game with Watford. — Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-51586060 It’s great to see such an incredible impact from such a simple step. Social Inclusion will be one of the greatest challenges that society faces as the post-war population bubble reaches maturity in retirement and social […]