Scope talked to disabled people like Carly, a 35-year-old woman with autism, who often feels isolated. Carly said she sometimes feels she's watching life go by as a spectator and recently admitted to a family member that she didn't mind the thought of getting old and going into an old people's home, as it meant she knew she would always have company.
Make it your New Year's Resolution to take a little time each visit to notice the early, subtle signs that your elderly relative may be becoming more frail or ill and act on these quickly to prevent them losing their independence.
Financial worries and work stress are putting men under pressure.
Although the festive period is usually packed with social gatherings, one in three men feel lonely over Christmas. That’s
What we are witnessing is vast becoming an epidemic. The cost of youth loneliness is up to £34 billion in London alone and in addition the past few years has seen a significant rise in the number of young people seeking counselling for emotional and mental distress, which has been linked back to loneliness.
Isolation can be a cause of addiction. It's also a common symptom. It might be a chicken or the egg argument, but addicted individuals tend to isolate themselves in order to hide their addiction. On the other hand, isolation can also be the trigger that leads people down the road of substance abuse.
I didn't fully understand what I was doing at the time, all I knew was that it was ferociously important to me. Several years later, with the benefit of some hindsight, I can see that I was on my own personal journey into the dark corners of my mind, in order to face up to what I might find
So, Valentine's Day, you pink, fluffy and, ironically, heartless bastard. Hated by couples who rue its commercialisation
An elderly couple who resorted to calling 999 because they were lonely were met by two police officers who responded in the
A heartbreaking video has been released of elderly people opening up about their feelings of loneliness. The Channel 4 report