The issues of loneliness amongst the elderly and what a Channel 4 documentary is doing to help

One of the biggest issues facing the older generation in the 21st century is social isolation, particularly when they reside in a care home. Recent research suggests that over half of people over the age of 75 live alone, while two fifths of older people would say that the television is their main source of company.

Spending time together can help to combat loneliness

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5 ways to improve your sense of freedom as a wheelchair user

We’re feeling inspired by the Paralympic athletes in the run up to the Rio competitions. Their determination and independence is something to be truly admired, but sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start in gaining a fully independent life or knowing where to find the right information. That is why we have compiled a list of ways to gain more independence and ultimately give you a new sense of freedom.

Wheelchair friendly home, ramp
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