Tag Archives: Isolation

Look after your neighbours and combat Christmas loneliness

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic means we are all facing an unfamiliar Christmas this year. Somerset County Council is encouraging everyone to continue the community spirit that has been seen across the county during the pandemic, by looking out for their neighbours during the holidays. The restrictions in place to try and prevent the […]

Lonely This Christmas

This Christmas thousands of older people in Somerset could be facing the festive season alone. New research from the ‘Campaign to End Loneliness’ estimates that around 1 million older people nationally, and 12,500 older people in Somerset, could be spending Christmas alone. Being lonely seriously increases people’s risk of suffering mental and physical illness and […]