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Loneliness at Christmas Associated With Expected Increases in Accident and Emergency Admissionss (BBC News / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary Members of the public have been urged to keep an eye on elderly friends and neighbours over the Christmas period. It is hoped that good neighbourliness of this kind could help ease pressures on hospital A&E departments. It has … Continue reading

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Silver Line: Friendship Phone Service Tackles Loneliness in Older People (BBC News)

Summary Esther Rantzen has launched “The Silver Line”, a free 24-hour dedicated helpline for older people in the UK. Silver Line will combat loneliness in the over-65s by providing friendship, information and advice through calls to trained volunteers. The phone number is 0800 4 70 80 90. … Continue reading

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