In early 2018 BAB and LinkAge Network worked together to run a series of trainings for staff and volunteers in BAB-funded projects. These trainings focused on three of the groups traditionally at greater ‘risk’ of loneliness and social isolation; older people with hearing loss, sight loss/dual sensory loss and experience of substance misuse.
From where I stand as a CEO of a small charity, I feel like an observer watching a massive kaleidoscope shift, focus and re-focus all around me. A kaleidoscope of demographic change, service restructures and funding cuts. And I wonder what the pattern will be like when it finally comes to settle.
Loneliness is something that is experienced year-round by older people. This year we want your help to make a difference to the lives of older people, by making a New Year’s resolution with a difference.