CHRISTMAS 2018: HOW TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE FEELING LONELY DURING THE FESTIVE PERIOD

With Christmas widely regarded as a time of year that’s best spent with family and friends, it can be an especially lonely period for those who don’t have any close loved ones around.

Statistics released by Age UK show that half a million older people in the UK expect to feel lonely this Christmas.

And the charity discovered that 300,000 people over the age of 65 have gone a month without having a conversation with a friend or relative.

There are multiple ways of helping people who are experiencing loneliness throughout the year, and perhaps even more so over Christmas.

 

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