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The Age of Loneliness

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“The Age of Loneliness”

The BBC recently showed a heart rendering documentary called ‘The Age of Loneliness’. It highlighted how loneliness affects so many of us in so many different ways and at so many different stages of our lives. ‘It’s becoming a major public health issue’ they said ‘A silent epidemic that we don’t want to talk about’.

The film maker Sue Bourne believes loneliness has to be talked about, so she went out to find people brave enough to go on camera and talk about their loneliness.

I could not believe their age range, from 19 to 100 years old.  Having worked in the elderly care industry for nearly 12 years now, I have always been so aware of how lonely old age can be, but was quite shocked to see so many younger people suffer this way.  What hope is there for the future I ask myself?  However, I could not help feel that to be all alone when you are old and frail must be the worst of all.

Your lonely days are gone!

This powerful piece of television cannot fail to have an impact and reminds us of how lucky we are to have friends and family around us.  Sadly this is not always the case.

So,if you know anyone in this situation who would benefit from a visit of a friendly face, our daily carers and companions are waiting to help.

The program ended with this poignant phrase:-

It could be you, it could be me.  

There are millions of lonely people out there.

If you would like to make a difference, join our team of well respected Live in and Daily Carers and Companions please contact us on 01829 260280.

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